• Short Summary

    GOVERNMENT FORCES CAPTURED A HAUL OF MORE THAN 300 WEAPONS AFTER A CLASH WITH THE VIET CONG ON MONDAY (DEC 15) NEAR TRANG BANG, ABOUT 35 MILES (56 KILOMETRES) NORTH WEST OF SAIGON.

  • Description

    GOVERNMENT FORCES CAPTURED A HAUL OF MORE THAN 300 WEAPONS AFTER A CLASH WITH THE VIET CONG ON MONDAY (DEC 15) NEAR TRANG BANG, ABOUT 35 MILES (56 KILOMETRES) NORTH WEST OF SAIGON. THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE ACTION, CALLED OPERATION VICTORY, WAS LAUNCHED ON THE BASIS OF INFORMATION FROM LOCAL RESIDENTS.

    THE LOCATION OF THE ENEMY WEAPONS HAD BEEN PINPOINTED BY CIVILIANS AT CHU HOI, A GOVERNMENT CENTRE. THEY EXPECT TO RECEIVE 900,000 PIASTRES (ABOUT GBP4,000 STERLING) FROM THE GOVERNMENT IN REWARD MONEY.

    OPERATION VICTORY BEGAN ON MONDAY MORNING. A DETACHMENT OF THE UNITED STATES 4TH CAVALRY ASSISTED THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS AND OTHER SUPPORT WAS PROVIDED BY AN AMERICAN HELICOPTER GUNSHIP AND ARTILLERY.

    AFTER TWO SKIRMISHES, IN WHICH THE GOVERNMENT FORCE CLAIMED TO HAVE KILLED EIGHT ENEMY, THE WEAPONS CACHE WAS FOUND. IN ALL THERE WERE 332 WEAPONS OF VARIOUS KINDS, INCLUDING HEAVY MACHINE GUNS, MORTARS, LIGHT MACHINE GUNS, RIFLES AND FLAME THROWERS. ALSO THERE WERE TWO TONS OF AMMUNITION AND UNIFORMS, WHICH WERE BURNED ON THE SPOT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4J7FOK91BH9TGPMFQPXGK156Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA4J7FOK91BH9TGPMFQPXGK156Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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