• Short Summary

    A PATROL OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE PARATROOP RANGERS ATTACKED AND DESTROYED A VIETCONG BASE KILLING SIX REBELS, JULY 25, IN THE HOA DA DISTRICT OF THE BINH THUAN PROVINCE THE MEN WHO TOOK PART IN THE OPERATION MOVED OUT OF THEIR BASE AT SONG MAO AND TOOK PUP AN AMBUSH POSITION IN THE JUNGLE BEFORE FIRST LIGHT.

  • Description

    A PATROL OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE PARATROOP RANGERS ATTACKED AND DESTROYED A VIETCONG BASE KILLING SIX REBELS, JULY 25, IN THE HOA DA DISTRICT OF THE BINH THUAN PROVINCE THE MEN WHO TOOK PART IN THE OPERATION MOVED OUT OF THEIR BASE AT SONG MAO AND TOOK PUP AN AMBUSH POSITION IN THE JUNGLE BEFORE FIRST LIGHT.

    CARRYING ONLY LIGHT WEAPONS AND COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT THE RANGERS WERE ABLE TO SURPRISE A VIETCONG PATROL THAT HAD JUST LEFT THE JUNGLE CAMP. THEN THE PARATROOPS CLOSED IN ON THE BASE WITH THEIR GUNS IN ACTION. WHEN THE SHOOTING WAS OVER SIX VIETCONG LAY DEAD, WITH SEVERAL WOUNDED. SEVERAL RIFLES AND A STOCK OF SUPPLIES WERE CAPTURED BEFORE THE BASE WAS DESTROYED BY EXPLOSIVE CHARGES.

    RECENTLY THE RANGERS HAVE CARRIED OUT SEVERAL SUCCESSFUL OPERATIONS AGAINST THE REBELS BY ADOPTING GUERILLA TACTICS TO FIT THE ROUGHT COUNTRY THEY HAVE TO FIGHT IN. ALL THE RANGERS HAVE COMPLETED A TOUGH COURSE ON JUNGLE WARFARE UNDER UNITED STATES ARMY INSTRUCTORS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2E54PP678J5NS09GA8S119MWQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2E54PP678J5NS09GA8S119MWQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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