• Short Summary

    IN SOUTH VIETNAM, THE VILLAGE OF HA BAC, IN THE NORTHERN PROVINCE O QUANG NGAI HAS BEEN BURNED DOWN IN A NIGHT RAID BY THE VIET CONG.

  • Description

    IN SOUTH VIETNAM, THE VILLAGE OF HA BAC, IN THE NORTHERN PROVINCE O QUANG NGAI HAS BEEN BURNED DOWN IN A NIGHT RAID BY THE VIET CONG. THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT SAID THAT A COMPANY OF THE COMMUNIST GUERILLAS HAD OVERRUN THE VILLAGE AND ATTEMPTED TO PERSUADE MORE THAN 500 TRIBESPEOPLE TO JOIN THEM.

    WHEN THEY REFUSED, THE VIET CONG SET FIRE TO THE VILLAGE AND MORE THAN 50 HOMES AND OTHER BUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED. THE PEOPLE OF THE VILLAGE LOS THEIR POSSESSIONS IN THE FIRE AND SOME WERE INJURED. AFTER THE WITHDRAWAL OF THE ASSAILANTS, PROVINCIAL OFFICIALS AND GOVERNMENT TROOPS THIS WEEK MOVED IN BRINGING FOOD, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, CLOTHING AND BLANKETS FOR THE STRICKEN VILLAGERS. AND PREPARATIONS ARE NOW UNDERWAY TO HELP THEM REBUILT THEIR HOMES.

    VICTORY OVER THE VIET CONG WILL COME IN THREE YEARS' TIME - THAT IS THE PREDICTION OF THE US COMMANDER IN THE PACIFIC, ADMIRAL HARRY D. FELT, THIS WEEK. IT IS THE MOST OPTIMISTIC YET VOICED BY A HIGH RANKING AMERICAN OFFICIAL SINCE THE US BEGAN ITS MAJOR DRIVE IN 1961 TO BEAT THE VIET CONG.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA30848NFKVFQZ92II3SJH7UDF1
    Media URN:
    VLVA30848NFKVFQZ92II3SJH7UDF1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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