• Short Summary

    TROOPS OF THE UNITED STATES IITH ARMY CAVALRY REGIMENT ARE TAKING PART IN A BIG ROAD RECOVERY OPERATION IN SOUTH VIETNAM, AIMED AT REOPENING THE SUPPLY ROUTE TO A LARGE AREA OF VIET CONG-INFILTRATED COUNTRY NEAR THE CAMBODIAN BORDER.

  • Description

    TROOPS OF THE UNITED STATES IITH ARMY CAVALRY REGIMENT ARE TAKING PART IN A BIG ROAD RECOVERY OPERATION IN SOUTH VIETNAM, AIMED AT REOPENING THE SUPPLY ROUTE TO A LARGE AREA OF VIET CONG-INFILTRATED COUNTRY NEAR THE CAMBODIAN BORDER. THE ROAD, DESIGNATED NUMBER 14A, LINKS LOC NINH WITH THE BO DUC DISTRICT AND A SPECIAL FORCES CAMP AT BU DOP, 100 MILES (161 KMS) NORTH OF SAIGON, AND HAS BEEN ABANDONED FOR SOME YEARS.

    THE AREA, IN QUANG LOI PROVINCE, IS AN IMPORTANT RUBBER PLANTATION CENTRE AND HAS BEEN USED BY THE VIET CONG TO INFLICT HEAVY CASUALTIES ON THE IITH ARMY CAVALRY REGIMENT.

    THE CLEARING OPERATION, DESIGNATED "OPERATION ROME PLOUGH", IS BEING CARRIED OUT BY CONSTRUCTION UNITS UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYES OF ARMOURED VEHICLES OF THE REGIMENT. HELICOPTERS FERRY IN CHRISTMAS SUPPLIES TO THE MEN WORKING ON THE 12-MILE (20 KMS) SECTION OF ROAD.

    TO MINIMISE THE CHANGES OF AMBUSH ALONG THE ROAD, JUNGLE AND UNDERGROWTH IS BEING CLEARED FOR A DISTANCE OF 200 YARDS (METRES) EACH SIDE.

    THE ROAD, WHICH HAS BEEN HEAVILY MINED BY THE VIET CONG, IS EXPECTED TO BE REOPENED LATE NEAR YEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA10044YHX4YE9AWLAYYB1FDOOS
    Media URN:
    VLVA10044YHX4YE9AWLAYYB1FDOOS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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