• Short Summary

    WHILE DIPLOMATS TALKS, THE BITTER FIGHTING BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNIST VIET-CONG FORCES CONTINUES UNABATED IN THE SWAMPS AND JUNGLES OF SOUTH VIETNAM.

  • Description

    WHILE DIPLOMATS TALKS, THE BITTER FIGHTING BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNIST VIET-CONG FORCES CONTINUES UNABATED IN THE SWAMPS AND JUNGLES OF SOUTH VIETNAM.A VISNEWS CAMERAMAN RECENTLY ACCOMPANIED A GOVERNMENT PATROL ON A SORTIE AGAINST VIET-CONG INFILTRATORS IN THE KONG BRAI REGION.

    IN REMOTE AREAS WHERE THE VIET CONG ARE STRONGEST, THE SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT IS LAUNCHING AN ALL-OUT WAR AGAINST THE ELUSIVE GUERILLAS.ARMED AND TRAINED BY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, GOVERNMENT TROOPS ARE ORGANISING VILLAGERS INTO SELF-DEFENCE UNITS.EACH VILLAGE IS FORTIFIED IN THE MOST INGENIOUS WAY.BAMBOO IS HARVESTED FROM THE SURROUNDING JUNGLE, AND FASHIONED TO FORM SPIKED WALLS AND BARRIERS TO PROTECT THE OUTPOSTS.

    BUT WHEN THE VIET-CONG ARE SPOTTED, PATROLS ARE SENT OUT TO SKIRMISH INTO THE SWAMPY JUNGLES.AIDED BY PORTABLE RADIO EQUIPMENT, THE GOVERNMENT TROOPS STALK THEIR PREY THROUGH DEEP, CLINGING MUD AND HEAVY UNDERGROWTH.BUT NO EQUIPMENT CAN HELP A MAN UP TO HIS NECK IN SWAMP WATER.

    EXCHANGES OF HAND GRENADES AND MACHINE-GUN FIRE RESULT IN A FEW MORE KILLED - A FEW MORE TAKEN PRISONER, BUT THERE ARE NO CONCLUSIVE RESULTS AND THE DAILY BATTLES CONTINUE.IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THE COMMUNIST VIET-CONG HAS AT LEAST 15,000 ARMED GUERILLA FIGHTERS IN SOUTH VIETNAM AS WELL AS 20 MILITARY BASES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.THESE GUERILLAS, WHO OPERATE IN SMALL BANDS, HAVE TIED DOWN 170,000 GOVERNMENT TROOPS, 68,000 CIVIL GUARDS, AND ABOUT 50,000 MEMBERS OF THE SELF-DEFENCE CORPS RAISED IN THE VILLAGES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2B0HG3MJ1ETH0QABRYZ150E4B
    Media URN:
    VLVA2B0HG3MJ1ETH0QABRYZ150E4B
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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