• Short Summary

    EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING VIET CONG RELEASED 1,200 PRISONERS FROM A PRISON IN QUANG NAGI, 355 MILES (531 KMS) NORTHEAST OF SAIGON, UNDER COVER OF TWO HOUR-LONG MORTAR ATTACKS.

  • Description

    1.
    MLS PAN EXT..PRISON
    0.06

    2.
    MLS PRISON WALL
    0.09

    3.
    MLS POLICEMAN STANDING GUARD OUTSIDE
    0.12

    4.
    MS INT..PRISONERS' CELL IN RUINS.
    0.16

    5.
    MS DAMAGED VEHICLES (2 SHOTS)
    0.22

    6.
    MS MAN AMONG PRISONERS' CLOTHING
    0.25

    7.
    MLS PRISON
    0.28

    8.
    MS DAMAGED ROOF OF CELL TILT DOWN CELL
    0.33

    9.
    MS HOLE IN WALL
    0.36

    10.
    MS RECAPTURED PRISONERS, INCLUDING SUSPECTED VIET CONG AND THEIR FAMILIES INTO PRISON COURTYARD
    0.46

    11.
    MS SOLDIERS
    0.49

    12.
    MLS RECAPTURED PRISONERS IN COURTYARD
    0.52

    13.
    MS THEY SQUATTED ON FLOOR (4 SHOTS)
    1.02

    14.
    MLS PRISON
    1.04



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING VIET CONG RELEASED 1,200 PRISONERS FROM A PRISON IN QUANG NAGI, 355 MILES (531 KMS) NORTHEAST OF SAIGON, UNDER COVER OF TWO HOUR-LONG MORTAR ATTACKS.

    FOUR HUNDRED OF THE PRISONERS, WHO INCLUDED BOTH LAW BREAKERS AND A SUSPECTED VIET CONG WHO WERE BEING SCREENED, WERE LATER RECAPTURED.

    THE ATTACK BEGAN WITH A 100-ROUND MORTAR BARRAGE OF THE AMERICAN ADVISER'S COMPOUND AND AN HOUR-LONG MORTARING OF THE PROVINCE HEADQUARTERS HOUSING SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT TROOPS.

    AN AMERICAN SPOKESMAN SAID ONE AMERICAN WAS KILLED AND 12 WOUNDED.

    AT THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE HEADQUARTERS, FOUR CIVILIANS WERE KILLED AND GOVERNMENT TROOPS SUFFERED SOME CASUALTIES.

    DURING THESE MORTAR ATTACKS, THE VIET CONG FREED THE PRISONERS THROUGH THE BADLY-DAMAGED WALLS.

    IT IS JUST SIX WEEKS SINCE THE VIET CONG KNOCKED DOWN THE WALLS OF A PRISON IN HOI AN PROVINCE WITH ANTI-TANK ROCKETS AND FREED 1,200 PRISONERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2IAF8MN7OG3X9BY5O81EW59MT
    Media URN:
    VLVA2IAF8MN7OG3X9BY5O81EW59MT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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