• Short Summary

    VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT FORCES DEFEATED COMMUNIST VIETCONG INSURGENTS ON NOVEMBER 3 -- EVE OF THE FORMATION OF A CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT -- IN TWO BATTLES, BOTH IN THE SOUTHERN MEKONG RIVER DELTA, SOUTH OF SAIGON.

  • Description

    VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT FORCES DEFEATED COMMUNIST VIETCONG INSURGENTS ON NOVEMBER 3 -- EVE OF THE FORMATION OF A CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT -- IN TWO BATTLES, BOTH IN THE SOUTHERN MEKONG RIVER DELTA, SOUTH OF SAIGON.

    THE FIRST BATTLE WAS IN AN XUYEN PROVINCE, ABOUT 155 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SAIGON WHERE A GOVERNMENT UNIT INFLICTED HEAVY CASUALTIES ON AN UNKNOWN NUMBER OF VIETCONG WHO WERE ATTACKING AN OUTPOST. THE BATTLE TOOK PLACE ON A PADDY FIELD AND BODIES OF KILLED VIETCONG WERE STREWN ALL OVER THE FIELD. GOVERNMENT FORCES LOST ONE KILLED AND 16 WOUNDED.

    AN XUYEN HAS LONG BEEN A VIETCONG STRONGHOLD.

    THE SECOND ACTION TOOK PLACE 15 MILES SOUTH OF SAIGON, WHEN VIETCONG ATTACKED A VIETNAMESE BATTALION WITH MORTAR AND RIFLE FIRE.

    FROM BOTH THE BATTLE SCENES, GOVERNMENT FORCES RECOVERED SEVERAL WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION LEFT BEHIND BY THE FLEEING VIETCONG.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4OGM219J3M5960PG381GTN6E0
    Media URN:
    VLVA4OGM219J3M5960PG381GTN6E0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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