• Short Summary

    Fighting still continues on the outskirts of Quang Tri city which was recaptured last week by South Vietnamese troops after three months of communist occupation.

  • Description

    1.
    ARVN troops on patrol


    2.
    mortars firing


    3.
    Ruined cathedral


    4.
    Shrine of the Virgin Mary


    5.
    Wrecked vehicles


    6.
    Troops recovering for abandoned arms.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Fighting still continues on the outskirts of Quang Tri city which was recaptured last week by South Vietnamese troops after three months of communist occupation. Patrols continue to probe northwards into the badly bombed battle zone stretching all the way up to the DMZ. So far, the Government forces have not made any further significant advance through what is left of the city. But they have cleared the rubble of enemy troops and are building defence positions in case of counter attack.

    Quang Tri is almost completely destroyed. The Cathedral is in ruins, only the shrine of the Virgin Mary, centre of devotion for local Catholics, appears to have escaped serious damage. Elsewhere the rubble is littered with smashed and abandoned vehicles. They include Communist tanks and large number of American-built trucks and armoured personnel carriers. South Vietnamese troops are still checking through the wreckage to salvage abandoned weapons.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA46GSY894NFV2ZUNJ8S7C8T0ZU
    Media URN:
    VLVA46GSY894NFV2ZUNJ8S7C8T0ZU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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