• Short Summary

    A CONSTANT PROBLEM FOR ALLIED FORCES IN EMBATTLED VIETNAM HAS ??? MEANS TO STEM THE?

  • Description

    A CONSTANT PROBLEM FOR ALLIED FORCES IN EMBATTLED VIETNAM HAS ??? MEANS TO STEM THE FLOW OF EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES TO THE VIETCONG.

    WITH THE MONSOON SEASON AT ITS PEAK, VIETCONG ACTIVITY HAS INCREASED AND THE NEED TO PREVENT THE MOVEMENT OF THESE SUPPLIES TO THE ENEMY HAS BECOME MORE IMPORTANT.

    FOR THE AUSTRALIANS IN PHOUC TUY PROVINCE, THIS IN TURN HAS LED TO THE INTRODUCTION OF GARRISON MILITARY POLICE, WHO WITH MILITARY AND VIETNAM POLICE HAVE ESTABLISHED CHECK POINTS ON THE MAIN ROUTES IN THE TASK FORCE AREA.

    AT THIS CHECK POINT SOUTH OF THE VILLAGE OF BOA LONG THE COMBINED POLICE FORCE, WITH THE HELP OF INTERPRETERS, CHECK IDENTITY CARDS AND SEARCH LUGGAGE FOR ILLEGAL ITEMS.

    EACH DAY MORE THAN 1,000 PEDESTRIANS AND 500 VEHICLES, RANGING FROM BICYCLES TO BUSES, PASS THROUGH THIS POINT.

    PEOPLE WITH ILLEGAL ITEMS OR FORCED IDENTITY CARDS ARE APPREHENDED AND PASSED ON TO THE VIETNAMESE POLICE FOR QUESTIONING.

    WORKING FROM DAWN TO DUSK, THE AUSTRALIAN MILITARY POLICE APPREHEND AN AVERAGE OF 14 SUSPECTED VIETCONG, VIETNAMESE ARMY DESERTERS OR DRAFT DODGERS EACH WEEK.

    ALTHOUGH CHECK POINTS AROUND THE TASK FORCE EXISTED PREVIOUSLY, THERE WAS LITTLE OR NO LIAISON BETWEEN MILITARY AND THE VIETNAMESE POLICE. BUT THE COMBINED POLICE FORCE WHICH HAS BEEN OPERATING FOR ONLY A MONTH. HAS ALREADY SHOWN THE IMPORTANCE OF ITS ROLE IN STEMMING THE FLOW OF SUPPLIES AND INFORMATION TO THE VIETCONG.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4T1LQV0BMCXODMIIVRH7CHOB0
    Media URN:
    VLVA4T1LQV0BMCXODMIIVRH7CHOB0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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