• Short Summary

    ANOTHER FIERCE BATTLE WAS FOUGHT ON SUNDAY BETWEEN GOVERNMENT FORCES AND VIETCONG IN SOUTH VIETNAM.?

  • Description

    ANOTHER FIERCE BATTLE WAS FOUGHT ON SUNDAY BETWEEN GOVERNMENT FORCES AND VIETCONG IN SOUTH VIETNAM. MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY VIETNAMESE DIED IN THE FIGHTING.

    AFTERWARDS, CAPTURED ARMS WERE DISPLAYED BY THE GOVERNMENT TROOPS. THEY INCLUDED TWO LIGHT MACHINE GUNS, NINE SUB-MACHINE GUNS, THREE CARBINES, EIGHT RIFLES AND ABOUT THREE HUNDRED GRENADES. AT THE SAME TIME THE GOVERNMENT FORCES SAY THEY LOST ONE 57 MM BAZOOKA, THREE LIGHT MACHINE GUNS, TWENTY THREE CARBINES, AND NEARLY THIRTY RIFLE.

    HUMAN LOSSES ON BOTH SIDES WERE HEAVY. THE GOVERNMENT CLAIM TO HAVE TWENTY DEAD AND THIRTY-EIGHT WOUNDED. THEY SAY THAT THE VIETCONG CARRIED OF MORE THAN A HUNDRED BODIES IN TWELVE OX CARTS. THEY LEFT FIFTY-FIVE BODIES BEHIND THEM. ELEVEN VIETCONG PRISONERS WERE TAKEN.

    THE ATTACK BEGAN VERY EARLY ON SUNDAY MORNING, WITH THE VIETCONG ATTACKING THE GOVERNMENT FORCES WITH A BARRAGE OF MORTAR FIRE. THE GOVERNMENT TROOPS RETURNED THE FIRE AND DROVE MANY OF THE ATTACKERS BACK WITH LIGHT ARTILLERY.

    THE SOUTH VIETNAM FOREIGN MINISTER, DR. PHAN HUY QUAT, ON MONDAY REJECTED A PROPOSAL BY THE RECENT CAIRO NON-ALIGNED SUMMIT MEETING THAT A NEW GENEVA CONFERENCE BE HELD TO DISCUSS THE VIETNAM SITUATION. HE SAID THAT THE PREVIOUS AGREEMENTS REACHED IN GENEVA IN 1954 AND 1962 HAD BEEN VIOLATED. THERE WAS NO PURPOSE IN HOLDING ANOTHER MEETING.

    (SEVERAL OTHER INCIDENTS BETWEEN THE VIETCONG AND GOVERNMENT TROOPS ALSO OCCURED ON SUNDAY. THE TOLL OVER THE WHOLE WEEKEND IS ESTIMATED AT THREE HUNDRED DEAD - MAKING IT ONE OF THE MOST SAVAGE PERIODS OF FIGHTING IN VIETNAM FOR SOME MONTHS).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA562ZDPHNLR0ONMZLKPGY9W2ON
    Media URN:
    VLVA562ZDPHNLR0ONMZLKPGY9W2ON
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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