• Short Summary

    As the communist offensive continued on two South Vietnamese fronts on Wednesday (5 April), Hue airfield -- already a target for rocket and artillery attacks -- was choked with outgoing refugees and incoming reinforcements.

  • Description

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    Wounded refugees loaded into aircraft (3 shots)
    8 ft

    2.
    GV's troops waiting
    13 ft

    3.
    GV Troops walking from aircraft
    16 ft

    4.
    MS Troops gathered waiting for movement orders (2 shots)
    30 ft

    5.
    SV Soldiers eating rations
    33 ft

    6.
    MS Troops preparing to move out
    36 ft

    7.
    MS Troops moving out along road (2 shots)
    43 ft



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    Background: As the communist offensive continued on two South Vietnamese fronts on Wednesday (5 April), Hue airfield -- already a target for rocket and artillery attacks -- was choked with outgoing refugees and incoming reinforcements.

    The wounded refugees, many of them from the recently evacuated town of Dong Ha, were carried to waiting aircraft to be flown south away from the fighting.

    Six battalions of South Vietnamese Rangers -- considered by some to be the country's crack troops -- arrived during the same day. While American advisers in the area were concerned about a threat to Hue itself, it was pointed out that the immediate danger was Quang Tri -- cut off from throe sides by the communist advance.

    The South Vietnamese reinforcements waited only a few hours before being moved to the fronts. It was announced at the same time that two companies of American troops from the First Cavalry Division were being airlifted to a base just west of Highway One -- the road which links Hue to Quang Tri. The move was officially descried as one to allow the Americans to carry out base security duties.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1SXTHL92QCVKQ153FI8XQ4LK9
    Media URN:
    VLVA1SXTHL92QCVKQ153FI8XQ4LK9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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