• Short Summary

    The North Vietnam Government has instructed all Militia Units in the country to step-up their training programmes, and in the city of Thay Binh members of the Militia have been engaged in preparations for street fighting.

  • Description

    The North Vietnam Government has instructed all Militia Units in the country to step-up their training programmes, and in the city of Thay Binh members of the Militia have been engaged in preparations for street fighting.

    The city is the capital of the Thai Binh Province and according to North Vietnamese sources was badly damaged by aerial and naval bombardment between 1965 and 1968. Since then it had been engaged in a programme of rebuilding. The Militia Unit based in Thay Binh has already started a daily programme of training in street fighting and other warfare techniques.

    The Militia Unit is made up of city officials and workers alike, as well as students and ordinary citizens..both men and women. All North Vietnamese Units are equipped with small arms supplied by the People's Republic of China, and their missiles, anti-aircraft guns, and rockets are manufactured in the Soviet Union.

    While the anti-aircraft section of the Thay Binh Unit has concentrated on trench manoeuvres alongside the city's canal, others have practised the scaling of building walls using long supported bamboo poles. A technique used to move from building to building, and around street corners, to obtain better positioning for street fighting.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1KRYWST4HMXCVB2X6FTMW19LI
    Media URN:
    VLVA1KRYWST4HMXCVB2X6FTMW19LI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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