• Short Summary

    IN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PROVINCES NORTH-EAST OF SAIGON A SPECIAL CAMPAIGN, STARTED THREE MONTHS AGO, CONTINUES WITH NEARLY FOUR-THOUSAND NORTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS REPORTED KILLED.

  • Description

    IN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PROVINCES NORTH-EAST OF SAIGON A SPECIAL CAMPAIGN, STARTED THREE MONTHS AGO, CONTINUES WITH NEARLY FOUR-THOUSAND NORTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS REPORTED KILLED. CALLED OPERATION WHEELER/WALLOWA, THE CAMPAIGN IS MANNED BY FOUR-THOUSAND TROOPS FROM THE AMERICAN DEVISION.

    THE OPERATION WAS NAMED BY THE UNITED STATES VICE-PRESIDENT, MR HUBERT HUMPHREY, DURING A RECENT VISIT TO VIETNAM. SINCE THE UNIT WAS FORMED IT HAS BEEN ENGAGED IN THE QUANG NAM AND QUANG TIN PROVINCES, ABOUT 270 MILES (433 KM) NORTH-EAST OF SAIGON.

    AMERICAN CASUALTIES HAVE NOT BEEN REPORTED. THE AREA IS RICH IN RICE, BUT AFTER MONTHS OF SUCH AN OPERATION THE PADDY FIELDS ARE BECOMING RUINED BATTLEFIELDS.

    IN A RECENT INDIDENT 15 VIET CONG SUSPECTS WERE DETAINED FOR QUESTIONING. ONE OF THEM HAD TO BE FISHED FROM A WATER WELL, AND STOOD SHIVERING WHILE BEING QUESTIONED. LATER AN AMERICAN SOLDIER SEARCHED THE WELL FOR WEAPONS, BUT FOUND NONE.

    WOUNDED WERE TAKEN BY HELICOPTER TO A NEARBY MAKESHIFT HOSPITAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2ZKP7L6G58GQ31AK2P7RLYRO5
    Media URN:
    VLVA2ZKP7L6G58GQ31AK2P7RLYRO5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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