• Short Summary

    A THIRD UNITED STATES AIRCRAFT CARRIER - THE 60-THOUSAND TON "RANGER" -HAS JOINED THE TASK FORCE CRUISING OFF THE EASTERN COAST OF KOREA.

  • Description

    A THIRD UNITED STATES AIRCRAFT CARRIER - THE 60-THOUSAND TON "RANGER" -HAS JOINED THE TASK FORCE CRUISING OFF THE EASTERN COAST OF KOREA. FILM OF THE CARRIER WAS TAKEN BY A JAPANESE CAMERAMAN YESTERDAY (THURSDAY). IN THE KOREAN DEMILITARIZED ZONE, AMERICAN TROOPS ARE ON THE CONSTANT ALERT FOR FURTHER INFILTRATIONS BY NORTH KOREAN FORCES.

    THE RANGER HAS JOINED TWO OTHER AMERICAN CARRIERS, THE 90-THOUSAND TON ENTERPRISE AND THE 30-THOUSAND TON YORKTOWN. RANGER RENDEZVOUSED WITH HER SISTER CARRIERS NORTHEAST OF THE SOUTH KOREAN PORT OF PUSAN. SHE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE ARLINGTON, A FORMER CARRIER CONVERTED INTO A COMMUNICATIONS VESSEL. IT IS KNOWN THAT THE U.S. TASK FORCE IS BEING SHADOWED BY A SOVIET DESTROYER.

    AMERICAN TROOPS ARE ON THE ALERT IN THE KOREAN DEMILITARIZED ZONE AGAINST INFILTRATIONS BY NORTH KOREANS.. THE AMERICANS CLASHED WITH A PATROL OF NORTH KOREANS THE NIGHT BEFORE THIS FILM WAS TAKEN. THERE WERE NO AMERICAN CASUALTIES IN THE CLASH AND THE NORTH KOREAN LOSSES, IF ANY, ARE NOT KNOWN. DURING THE PAST WEEK, THERE HAVE BEEN SUCCESSIVE NIGHTS OF FIGHTING ALONG THE ZONE.

    ONE AMERICAN INFANTRYMAN GUARDING THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF THE ZONE WAS ASKED ABOUT THE SITUATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1O670PGH2F4PPV379M5YR1YL1
    Media URN:
    VLVA1O670PGH2F4PPV379M5YR1YL1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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