• Short Summary

    AN AIRBASE, BUILT BY AMERICAN MARINES IN SOUTH VIETNAM WAS OPENED ON TUESDAY AT CHU LAI IN QUANG TIN PROVINCE.

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    AN AIRBASE, BUILT BY AMERICAN MARINES IN SOUTH VIETNAM WAS OPENED ON TUESDAY AT CHU LAI IN QUANG TIN PROVINCE. THE OPENING OF THE BASE, DESIGNED TO BOOST US MILITARY SUPERIORITY, COMES AT A TIME WHEN THERE ARE GROWING REPORTS OF THE INCREASE IN OPERATIONS BY REGULAR NORTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS.

    SO FAR, THE CHU LAI BASE CONSISTS OF A RUNWAY AND TEMPORARY BUILDINGS TO HOUSE THE AMERICAN PERSONNEL THERE. THE MAIN BASE INSTALLATIONS WILL BE COMPLETED NEXT MONTH.

    SIX U.S. SKYHAWK JETS FLEW IN TO INAUGURATE THE RUNWAY. THE PILOTS WERE GREETED BY THE COMMANDER OF AMERICAN TROOPS IN THE DA NANG AREA, MAJOR-GENERAL COLLINS.

    IN THE DA NANG AREA ITSELF TODAY (FRIDAY), THE MARINES HAD THEIR FIERCEST ENGAGEMENT SINCE THEY ARRIVED IN SOUTH VIETNAM TEN WEEKS AGO.

    AT THE SAME TIME,A HIGH-RANKING U.S. MILITARY OFFICER REPORTED STRONG EVIDENCE OF NORTH VIETNAMESE REGULAR BATTALIONS OPERATING IN FOUR OTHER AREAS. IN ONE OF THEM YESTERDAY, SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS WERE OUT TO PIECES IN A DOUBLE AMBUSH. ONLY 80 ARE THROUGH TO HAVE SURVIVED OUT OF 350.

    THE OFFICER ALSO SAID THAT THE VIETCONG WERE NOW COMING OUT OF THE MOUNTAINS IN MUCH GREATER STRENGTH THAN EVER BEFORE AND WERE PUTTING A SEVERE STRAIN ON THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT'S RESOURCES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA27L9XDM0IW94NNVIVC0L9PNHN
    Media URN:
    VLVA27L9XDM0IW94NNVIVC0L9PNHN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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