• Short Summary

    THE MEN OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY'S SEVENTH DIVISION, WHO TOOK PART IN OPERATIONS AGAINST THE VIETCONG IN THE DAN TIEN AREA RECENTLY, WERE GIVEN A GREAT WELCOME AS THEY MARCHED THROUGH SAIGON, THE CAPITAL, ON JULY 28.

  • Description

    THE MEN OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY'S SEVENTH DIVISION, WHO TOOK PART IN OPERATIONS AGAINST THE VIETCONG IN THE DAN TIEN AREA RECENTLY, WERE GIVEN A GREAT WELCOME AS THEY MARCHED THROUGH SAIGON, THE CAPITAL, ON JULY 28.

    YOUNG GIRLS LINED THE ROADS AND GARLANDED THE SOLDIERS AS THEY MARCHED IN FROM THE SUBURBS. MR. HUYNH MINH, A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, CONGRATULATING THE TROOPS, SAID THE OPERATION AND THEIR SUCCESS WAS SIGNIFICANT AS IT BEGAN JULY 20, EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY DATE OF THE SIGNING OF THE GENEVA AGREEMENT WHICH SET UP INDEPENDENT SOUTH VIETNAM.

    COLONEL HUYNH VAN CAO, DIVISIONAL COMMANDER, AND HIS MEN WERE GIVEN MANY GIFTS FROM THE VARIOUS ORGANISATIONS IN THE CAPITAL. CAPTURED ARMS AND EQUIPMENT WERE DISPLAYED IN A CITY SQUARE.

    IN AMERICAN-PILOTED HELICOPTERS, THREE BATTALIONS OF THE SEVENTH DIVISION SWOOPED DOWN ON THE VIETCONG-CONTROLLED PLAIN OF REEDS JULY 20. THEY WERE REPORTED TO HAVE KILLED 131 VIETCONG IN THE REGION OF SWAMP AND TALL GRASS THAT HAS LONG BEEN A STRONGHOLD OF THE GUERILLAS. A GOVERNMENT COMMUNIQUE CLAIMED THIS IS TO BE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL OPERATION IN RECENT MONTHS. GOVERNMENT CASUALTIES WERE GIVEN AS TWO KILLED AND ELEVEN WOUNDED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA30TRG2XYKKZOAXSMSAPIC8CG
    Media URN:
    VLVA30TRG2XYKKZOAXSMSAPIC8CG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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