• Short Summary

    South Vietnamese Government forces on Monday (26 August) drove back a two-pronged Communist attack on Highway 22, between Tay Ninh and Go Dau Ha.

  • Description

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    GV and SV Troops advancing through field and along road (4 shots)
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    GV and MV APCs and tanks moving into position as troops watch (5 shots)
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    3.
    GV and SV Tank firing as troops look on(3 shots)
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    GV Machine gun firing
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    GV Soldier standing on tank, firing
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    GV Tank machine-gunning
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    GVs and MVs Wounded being carried across field, with covering fire from troops(4 shots)
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    GV PAN Two tanks firing
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    MV Wounded being evacuated
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    SV PAN Wounded soldier on stretcher
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    11.
    BACK VIEW Wounded soldier being assisted
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: South Vietnamese Government forces on Monday (26 August) drove back a two-pronged Communist attack on Highway 22, between Tay Ninh and Go Dau Ha. The area in question is close to the Khmer border, to the north-west of the South Vietnamese capital, Saigon.

    The Saigon command said 18 Communist troops were killed south-west and south-east of Tay Nihn, the provincial capital. Government casualties were put at seven dead and 15 wounded.

    Earlier this month, three Government outposts in the area were overrun by Communist forces.

    Highway 22 itself is a vital supply line leading north from the capital. More than 200,000 people and a large military base near Tay Nihn depend on the route for virtually all their supplies.

    The Communist assault on the highway was intensified about a week ago - coinciding with the 29th anniversary of the Vietnamese revolt against the French, which led to the first Vietnamese war.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA19BDJM2ZD4C46CV5POSFM6P9V
    Media URN:
    VLVA19BDJM2ZD4C46CV5POSFM6P9V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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