• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAM'S MAIN WEAPON IN THE FIGHT AGAINST AN ARMY OF 22,000 VIET CONG GUERRILLAS IS STILL THE RESETTLEMENT OF PEASANTS AND TRIBESMEN IN STRATEGIC VILLAGE WHICH CAN BE MORE EASILY DEFENDED THAN A SCATTERED POPULATION CONSTANTLY INFILTRATED BY THE HIDDEN ENEMY.

  • Description

    SOUTH VIETNAM'S MAIN WEAPON IN THE FIGHT AGAINST AN ARMY OF 22,000 VIET CONG GUERRILLAS IS STILL THE RESETTLEMENT OF PEASANTS AND TRIBESMEN IN STRATEGIC VILLAGE WHICH CAN BE MORE EASILY DEFENDED THAN A SCATTERED POPULATION CONSTANTLY INFILTRATED BY THE HIDDEN ENEMY.

    OF HALF A MILLION MOUNTAIN PEOPLE, SOME 100,000 ARE NOW LIVING IN THESE FORTIFIED COMMUNITIES SURROUNDED BY BARRED WIRE OR BAMBOO SPIKE FENCES AND WATCH TOWERS.

    A VISNEWS CAMERAMAN RECENTLY VISITED PSUMRAC VILLAGE, WHERE ABOUT 1,000 TRIBAL FAMILIES HAVE FOUND REFUGE FROM THE GUERRILLAS. THEY ARE PROTECTED BY THEIR OWN DEFENCE CORPS MILITIA, AND THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY-INCLUDING WOMEN AND CHILDREN - TAKES PART IN ROUTINE EXERCISES.

    UNDER RAID CONDITIONS, EVERYONE TAKES UP HIS OR HER APPOINTED POSITION IN FOXHOLES OR OTHER SHELTER, ALL VILLAGERS ARE TRAINED IN THE USE OF FIREARMS.

    THE COMMUNITY IS CONSTANTLY INCREASINGLY, AND EVERY WEEK NEW HUTS ARE PUT UP FOR NEWCOMERS TO THE STRATEGIC VILLAGE OF PSUMRAC.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3NZKE1ZF6CF49V59C2DZWKIR3
    Media URN:
    VLVA3NZKE1ZF6CF49V59C2DZWKIR3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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