• Short Summary

    North Vietnamese forces operating in the offensive on South Vietnam have attempted to cut the route from Saigon, the capital, to provincial towns.

  • Description

    North Vietnamese forces operating in the offensive on South Vietnam have attempted to cut the route from Saigon, the capital, to provincial towns. Tactics include shelling or rocketing a village, occupying it briefly and razing it to the ground before leaving the villagers without food, crops or shelter -- then moving on to another front in the rapidly-moving war.

    One such village to suffer from tactics like this was Trung Hoa, in the Cu Chi district about twenty-two miles (35 kilometres) from Saigon. It was attacked and briefly occupied a few days ago -- and when the communist forces left on Tuesday (April 25) after a day and a half, the village was in ruins. south Vietnamese forces set after the North Vietnamese as they left -- but thick jungle in the area restricted military operations to an artillery barrage and a search patrol.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA102GZQINAO1V06Q8L9RN3AH4J
    Media URN:
    VLVA102GZQINAO1V06Q8L9RN3AH4J
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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