• Short Summary

    HELICOPTERS HAVE BEEN FLYING OUT THE WOUNDED AND DEAD SOUTH VIETNAM SOLDIERS FROM THE BATTLEFIELD QUANG NGAI TO THE HOSPITAL IN THE PROVINCIAL CAPITAL.

  • Description

    HELICOPTERS HAVE BEEN FLYING OUT THE WOUNDED AND DEAD SOUTH VIETNAM SOLDIERS FROM THE BATTLEFIELD QUANG NGAI TO THE HOSPITAL IN THE PROVINCIAL CAPITAL.

    LAST WEEKEND VIET CONG ATTACKS INFLICTED ONE OF THE WORST EVER DEFEATS IN THE SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT'S FORCES. TWO CRACK GOVERNMENT BATTALIONS WERE SLAUGHTERED. THE FULL TOLL HAS NOT BEEN ANNOUNCED, BUT IT IS ESTIMATED THAT AT LEAST 500 TROOPS DIED IN THE ATTACKS. AMONG THEM SOME OF THE GOVERNMENT'S RANGERS -- ELITE TROOPS IN THE WAR AGAINST THE VIET CONG.

    AT A HOSPITAL IN QUANG NGAI DOCTORS WERE OPERATING AROUND THE CLOCK ON WOUNDED, WHILE IN THE GROUNDS NEARBY 100 COFFINS LAY IN NEAT ROWS. MANY OF THE DEAD LAY IN A LARGE TENT, A CANDLE BURNING ON THE COFFIN LID. WEEPING WOMEN PROSTRATED THEMSELVES ACROSS LOVED ONES' COFFINS. MANY OF THE DEAD TROOPS WERE LOCALLY RECRUITED.

    THE SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT HAS CLAIMED THAT 600 VIET CONG WERE KILLED IN THE RAID ON QUANG NGAI, BUT AN ACCURATE COUNT IS IMPOSSIBLE SINCE THE VIET CONG HELD THE BATTLEFIELD FOR SOME TIME AND HAD AMPLE TIME TO CARRY AWAY THEIR DEAD.

    A FEW DAYS BEFORE VIET CONG UNITS CARRIED OUT PRELIMINARY PROBINGS WHICH RESULTED IN A FULL SCALE BATTLE AROUND QUANG NGAI, A GROUP OF NORTH VIETNAMESE WERE CAPTURED COMING ASHORE NEAR DA NANG. THEIR SMALL BOAT WAS INTERCEPTED BY ONE OF THE PATROLS RECENTLY EXTENDED ALONG THE COAST AND THE PRISONERS WERE BROUGHT TO QUANG NGAI. THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT RECENTLY CAPTURED A SHIPMENT OF ARMS SUFFICIENTLY LARGE TO EQUIP AN INFANTRY REGIMENT. IMMEDIATELY APPARENT WAS THE EXTREME YOUTH OF MANY OF THE PRISONERS.

    IN SAIGON IT WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THE 8-DAY CABINET CRISIS IS OVER. SETTLEMENT HAS BEEN REACHED BETWEEN THE PRIME MINISTER AND HEAD OF STATE OVER THE APPOINTMENT OF TWO MINISTERS. IT HAS BEEN AGREED THAT THE PRIME MINISTER COULD DISMISS THE PRESENT MINISTERS AND REPLACE THEM ON THIS ONE OCCASION ONLY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA57J2MXLZ8K7NYDNMJHFMZVP5X
    Media URN:
    VLVA57J2MXLZ8K7NYDNMJHFMZVP5X
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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