In a field 7 kilometres south of Hanoi on Thursday 29th June, villagers were examining wreckage of a jet aircraft believed to have been shot down two days earlier.
In a field 7 kilometres south of Hanoi on Thursday 29th June, villagers were examining wreckage of a jet aircraft believed to have been shot down two days earlier. This official North Vietnamese film also shows nearby water dams supposedly damaged by U.S. aircraft during bombing attacks on Hanoi and surrounding districts. The wreckage is claimed to be that of a U.S. Phantom jet. Villagers in the area are said to be just as concerned about the possible dangers of flooding, resulting from bomb damage to water-retaining embankments along rivers and canals, as they are of bombing raids.
SYNOPSIS: Villagers of a farming district 7 kilometres south of Henoi are seen, in this official film from North Vietnam, walking across partly-flooded fields towards wreckage of an aircraft alleged by the North Vietnamese to have been a United States Phantom jet bomber.
This film was taken nearly two weeks ago, and the aircraft was said to have been shot down two days earlier.
Farm workers have been taking a close look at the wreckage, which is scattered across a field.
A North Vietnamese anti-aircraft unit in the district claims to have shot down five U.S. Phantoms making recent raids on Hanoi and surrounding districts.
According to local inhabitants the aircraft have been making regular bombing attacks on earth dams and embankments along canals and rivers in the area.
These cracks are thought to've been caused by bomb damage.
North Vietnamese officers have alleged that U.S. aircraft made more than 70 raids on local dams during May and June.
This was one of several bomb craters beside a canal.
A network of irrigation canals has been damaged. Farmers are believed to be just as concerned at the possibility of artificial flooding caused by bomb damage as they are about the alleged raids. At this time of year the rainy season also causes flooding.