• Short Summary

    ARMED AMERICAN HELICOPTERS HAVE JOINED IN A "SEARCH AND DESTROY" OPERATION, CODE-NAMED "ATLANTA", WHICH IS CONTINUING IN DENSE JUNGLE NEAR THE CAMBODIAN BORDER, ABOUT 40 MILES (64 KMS) NORTH-WEST OF SAIGON.

  • Description

    ARMED AMERICAN HELICOPTERS HAVE JOINED IN A "SEARCH AND DESTROY" OPERATION, CODE-NAMED "ATLANTA", WHICH IS CONTINUING IN DENSE JUNGLE NEAR THE CAMBODIAN BORDER, ABOUT 40 MILES (64 KMS) NORTH-WEST OF SAIGON. THE AREA, SCENE OF SEVERAL BLOODY CLASHES IN THE PAST, IS KNOWN AS THE IRON TRIANGLE.

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE AND AMERICAN JETS POUNDED THE AREA. THE TARGETS HIT INCLUDED SOME MAKE-SHIFT CAMPS SET UP BY THE VIET CONG. LATER, AMERICAN TROOPS OF THE 25TH INFANTRY DIVISION MOVED IN. THE BODIES OF VIET CONG, APPARENTLY KILLED BY THE BOMB BLASTS, WERE FOUND SCATTERED OVER A WIDE AREA.

    CONTINUING THEIR MISSION, THE TROOPS ALSO FOUND 1,150 POUNDS OF RICE (520 KILOS), CONTAINED IN BAGS AND CLEVERLY CONCEALED. A CHINOOK HELICOPTER WITH A SMALL PARTY OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE LABOURERS WAS CALLED IN TO AIRLIFT THE RICE FOR DISTRIBUTION TO HUNGRY REFUGEES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2NMTU0ULQHWXMD2C0AT4EK73J
    Media URN:
    VLVA2NMTU0ULQHWXMD2C0AT4EK73J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1967
    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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