• Short Summary

    AN AMERICAN DIVISION IN SOUTH VIETNAM, HAS CLAIMED A MASSIVE VICTORY AGAINST THE VIET CONG IN THE NORTHERN PROVINCE OF QUANG TIN.

  • Description

    AN AMERICAN DIVISION IN SOUTH VIETNAM, HAS CLAIMED A MASSIVE VICTORY AGAINST THE VIET CONG IN THE NORTHERN PROVINCE OF QUANG TIN. IN A NINE-HOUR BATTLE ON SATURDAY (MARCH 9), THE U.S. FORCES CLAIM TO HAVE KILLED 129 VIET CONG, WITHOUT THE LOSS OF ONE AMERICAN.

    THE BATTLE AREA WAS NINE MILES (14.4 KMS) NORTHWEST OF TAM KY AND NEARLY 400 MILES (643.7 KMS) NORTHEAST OF SAIGON. THE OPERATION, PART OF A SWEEP AGAINST VIET CONG POSITIONS, FOLLOWED REPORTS OF INCREASED NORTH VIETNAMESE ACTIVITIES IN THE NORTHERN PROVINCES OF SOUTH VIETNAM.

    THE ONLY AMERICAN CASUALTIES IN THE BATTLE, WHICH WAS DESCRIBED AS A HEAVY ENGAGEMENT, WERE REPORTED TO BE AMERICANS WOUNDED AND EVACUATED. EIGHT OTHERS SUFFERED MINOR WOUNDS AND RETURNED TO DUTY AFTER FIRST-AID TREATMENT.

    ARTILLERY SUPPORT WAS CALLED IN TO SUPPORT THE U.S. TROOPS AND TANKS, AS THEY ADVANCED ON THE VIET CONG POSITIONS, WHILE HELICOPTER GUNSHIPS SPRAYED THE AREA WITH ROCKETS AND MACHINEGUN FIRE.

    THE VIET CONG BROKE OFF THE ENGAGEMENT AND WITHDREW UNDER COVER OF DARKNESS, NINE HOURS AFTER THE START OF THE BATTLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA41UYAKBPH0VHCD4BQSAEC3UX
    Media URN:
    VLVA41UYAKBPH0VHCD4BQSAEC3UX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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