• Short Summary

    IN SOUTH VIETNAM, HELICOPTERS ARE BEING USED IN A NEW TYPE OF TACTICS AGAINST THE VIET CONG.

  • Description

    IN SOUTH VIETNAM, HELICOPTERS ARE BEING USED IN A NEW TYPE OF TACTICS AGAINST THE VIET CONG. IN THIS, TROOPS ARE LOWERED BY ROPE NEAR VIET CONG BASE CAMPS, ENABLING THE TROOPS TO MAKE SURPRISE ATTACKS.

    WITHIN MINUTES OF ATTACK, AIR SUPPORT IS QUICKLY SUMMONED. BOMBERS FLY IN AND BLAST THE CAMPS. THE AUTHORITIES DESCRIBE IT AS A "HIT-AND-RUN" TACTIC -- A METHOD ADOPTED FROM THE GUERILLAS.

    ALLIED AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES, OVER THE YEARS, HAVE LEARNT MANY LESSONS FROM THE VIET CONG AND SUCCESSFULLY TURNED THESE TO THEIR OWN ADVANTAGE.

    MOST OF BATTLES TAKE PLACE IN THE JUNGLES OF VIETNAM AND ONCE AGAIN THE HELICOPTERS PLAY THEIR PART. THE WOUNDED ARE SAFELY LIFTED AND FLOWN ACROSS THE JUNGLE COUNTRY WHERE THEY CAN BE QUICKLY TREATED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2N4M1SLDRO15VRUYJUGPAMF9L
    Media URN:
    VLVA2N4M1SLDRO15VRUYJUGPAMF9L
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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