• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES MARINES, ENTRENCHED AROUND THE STRATEGIC AMERICAN AIRBASE AT DANANG, NORTH OF SAIGON, HAVE BEEN INTENSIFYING THEIR PATROLLING ACTIVITIES OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS.

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    THE UNITED STATES MARINES, ENTRENCHED AROUND THE STRATEGIC AMERICAN AIRBASE AT DANANG, NORTH OF SAIGON, HAVE BEEN INTENSIFYING THEIR PATROLLING ACTIVITIES OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS. MEANWHILE, SOUTH VIETNAMESE REGIONAL FORCES, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) CONTINUED THEIR OPERATION: DESTROYING VIETCONG HIDEOUTS SOUTH OF THE AIRBASE.

    EVERY DAY, LARGE MARINE PATROLS WORK OUT INTO THE FOOTHILLS AND PLAINS WEST OF THE AIRBASE, SEARCHING AND CLEARING SCORES OF HAMLETS AND VILLAGES IN THE AREA. THE MARINES NOW HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF CLEARING SOME 100 SQUARE MILES AROUND THE BASE. RECENTLY, THEY HAVE BEEN ATTEMPTING TO AID THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT IN ITS RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME IN THE AREA.

    (DOCUMENTS AND LETTERS TAKEN RECENTLY FROM VIETCONG GUERRILLAS CAPTURED OR KILLED NEAR THE AIRBASE SHOW THAT LOCAL COMMUNIST CADRES ARE IN A QUANDRY AS TO HOW TO FIGHT THE THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN MARINES WHO NOW PATROL THROUGH THEIR VILLAGES.)
    YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), SOUTH VIETNAMESE REGIONAL FORCES WERE AIRLIFTED TO AREAS SOUTH OF DANANG AIRBASE WHERE THEY CONTINUED TO DESTROY VIETCONG HIDEOUTS. THE FORCES, WORKING WITH AMERICAN MILITARY ADVISERS, HAVE IN THE PAST FOUR DAYS DESTROYED THE WHOLE DEFENSIVE NETWORK IN VILLAGES INFILTRATED BY THE VIETCONG.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1DYSF8V69H22PLNR3DN4UDEER
    Media URN:
    VLVA1DYSF8V69H22PLNR3DN4UDEER
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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