• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT TROOPS CAPTURED VIETCONG AND UNCOVERED AN ARMS CACHE DURING A SEARCH AND DESTROY MISSION IN QUANG NGAI A COASTAL PROVINCE NORTHEAST OF SAIGON LAST SATURDAY (AUGUST 23).

  • Description

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT TROOPS CAPTURED VIETCONG AND UNCOVERED AN ARMS CACHE DURING A SEARCH AND DESTROY MISSION IN QUANG NGAI A COASTAL PROVINCE NORTHEAST OF SAIGON LAST SATURDAY (AUGUST 23).

    THE OPERATION WAS PART OF THE GOVERNMENT'S PROGRAMME TO CLEAR VILLAGES OF VIETCONG AGENTS AND INFILTRATORS. THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT CLAIMS CONTROL OVER 80 PER CENT OF VILLAGES IN THE COUNTRY.IN THE TWO-DAY MISSION TROOPS WERE GUIDED TO THE SUSPECTED VILLAGE BY AMERICAN HELICOPTERS. INFORMATION GATHERED FROM FARMERS LED THE SOLDIERS TO THE ALMOST DESERTED VILLAGE OF SON HUONG.

    THE TROOPS SURPRISED A VIETCONG AND THERE WAS A BRIEF EXCHANGE OF FIRE. THE VIETCONG WAS WOUNDED IN THE LEG AND CAPTURED. HE WAS INTERROGATED AND LED THE TROOPS TO A POND FROM WHICH WAS RECOVERED AN ASSORTMENT OF VIETCONG WEAPONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3S9J4GC5423D6OZRCTO7O2EDL
    Media URN:
    VLVA3S9J4GC5423D6OZRCTO7O2EDL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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