• Short Summary

    IN A MAJOR OPERATION LAST WEEK-END AGAINST VIETCONG FORCES IN THE PLAIN OF REEDS, SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT TROOPS ARE REPORTED TO HAVE KILLED 35 REBELS AND CAPTURED FOUR.

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    IN A MAJOR OPERATION LAST WEEK-END AGAINST VIETCONG FORCES IN THE PLAIN OF REEDS, SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT TROOPS ARE REPORTED TO HAVE KILLED 35 REBELS AND CAPTURED FOUR.

    FILM SHOWS THE OPERATION, BEGINNING WITH THE ARRIVAL BY HELICOPTER OF A BATTALION OF SOLDIERS FROM MY THO. THEY WERE DROPPED ON ONE BANK OF THE LANG CUNG CANAL, WHILE A COMPANY OF RANGERS MOVED UP TO THE OTHER BANK TO CUT OFF THE VIETCONG. THE GUERRILLAS, ESTIMATED AT 60 MEN, WERE THOUGHT TO HAVE REACHED THE AREA ON THE PREVIOUS NIGHT FROM A NEIGHBOURING PROVINCE.

    MAJOR JOHN POSTON, A UNITED STATES MILITARY ADVISER, ACCOMPANIED THE GOVERNMENT TROOPS ON THEIR ADVANCE THROUGH DIFFICULT TERRAIN. FOUR HOURS LATER, THE VIETCONG WERE ENGAGED AND DEFEATED IN A 20-MINUTE BATTLE.

    CAPTURED VIETCONG, THEIR HANDS TIED AND THEIR RIFLES WITHOUT LOCKS SLUNG AROUND THEIR NECKS, WERE INTERROGATED ON THE SPOT. ONE OF THEM SAID HIS GROUP HAD COME TO THE AREA AS PART OF INTERCHANGE MOVEMENTS PLANNED BY THE GUERRILLA HEADQUARTERS.

    (DURING A SEARCH OF THE VIETCONG CAMP, GOVERNMENT TROOPS FOUND ARMS, AMMUNITION AND LARGE QUANTITIES OF RICE. IT WAS THEIR SECOND SUCCESSFUL ACTION IN THE PLAIN OF REEDS IN THREE WEEKS.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3PBS10LFS478KHC1SE7H19NKX
    Media URN:
    VLVA3PBS10LFS478KHC1SE7H19NKX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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