• Short Summary

    THE VIETNAMISATION OF THE WAR IN SOUTH VIETNAM IS CURRENTLY BEING EXTENDED TO THE NAVY.?

  • Description

    THE VIETNAMISATION OF THE WAR IN SOUTH VIETNAM IS CURRENTLY BEING EXTENDED TO THE NAVY. BY NEXT JUNE, THE VIETNAMESE WILL HAVE COMPLETE OPERATIONAL CONTROL OF 1,100 NAVAL VESSELS -- RANGING FROM DESTROYERS TO MOTORISED JUNKS. A PATROL BOAT CREWED BY VIETNAMESE WAS FILMED DURING A RECENT RIVER AND COASTAL PATROL AND FAR FROM SAIGON.

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE NAVY IS AIMING TO RECRUIT OVER 30,000 MEN. THE UNITED STATES, WHICH HAS TRAINED AND EQUIPPED THE NAVY IN THE PAST, WILL IN FUTURE CONFINE ITS ACTIVITIES TO OFFSHORE OPERATIONS, ACTING IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE.

    RIVER PATROLS -- ESPECIALLY ON THE WATERWAYS OF THE MEKONG DELTA -- FROM THE BULK OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE NAVAL OPERATIONS. THE PATROLS, WHICH HAVE REGULARLY CARRIED AMERICAN ADVISERS IN THE PAST, ARE INTENDED TO COMBAT GUERILLA INFILTRATION AND TO UNDERTAKE PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE.

    AT TUONG BINH HIEP, A VILLAGE 18 MILES (29 KMS) NORTH-EAST OF SAIGON, ONE OF THE VIETNAMESE GUNBOATS WAS FILMED DISTRIBUTING PROPAGANDA LEAFLETS AND NEWSPAPERS. THE BOAT ALSO CARRIED A DOCTOR AND NURSE TO CHECK THE HEALTH OF VILLAGERS.

    DURING A COASTAL PATROL, THE BOAT WAS FILMED STOPPING AND SEARCHING FISHING JUNKS -- A FAVOURITE MEANS OF VIET CONG GUNRUNNING AND INFILTRATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA28T1DNCOFEB5IVXRUBJRI02H
    Media URN:
    VLVA28T1DNCOFEB5IVXRUBJRI02H
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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