• Short Summary

    Heavy fighting raged Sunday (28 May) in the streets of Kontum, in South Vietnam's Central Highlands region, with Communist reinforcements moving into the city under cover of night.

  • Description

    Heavy fighting raged Sunday (28 May) in the streets of Kontum, in South Vietnam's Central Highlands region, with Communist reinforcements moving into the city under cover of night.

    Kontum, a prime objective of the North Vietnamese forces, who are reported to have massed thirty thousand troops in the area had been the centre of fierce fighting for four days before. United States and South Vietnamese aircraft bombed the Communist-occupied parts of the city daily, and helicopters supplying the South Vietnamese defenders were mobbed by frantic civilians trying to fight their way aboard to escape the battle zone.

    Further south, on the vital Highway-13 linking Saigon with the besieged provincial capital of An Loc, a Government relief column was still bogged down short of its objective, despite the urging of American advisers that the push to the city be carried through.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA20A3N3730YLQXUK7RQ6TM9U27
    Media URN:
    VLVA20A3N3730YLQXUK7RQ6TM9U27
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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