• Short Summary

    ALLIED FORCES IN SOUTH VIETNAM ARE REPORTED TO BE BRACING FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF A BIG NEW VIET CONG OFFENSIVE ON LABOUR DAY, MAY THE FIRST.

  • Description

    ALLIED FORCES IN SOUTH VIETNAM ARE REPORTED TO BE BRACING FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF A BIG NEW VIET CONG OFFENSIVE ON LABOUR DAY, MAY THE FIRST. BECAUSE OF THIS, BIG MILITARY OPERATIONS ARE UNDERWAY THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH TO DISLODGE THE GUERILLAS FROM THEIR HIDING PLACES.

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRESIDENT, NGUYEN VAN THIEU, THINKS THE VIET CONG NO LONGER HAVE THE CAPABILITY OF LAUNCHING A MAJOR ATTACK ON CITY AREAS BUT HE FEELS THEY STILL CAN MOUNT LIMITED OFFENSIVES. IN THIS FILM, AMERICAN INFANTRYMEN ARE ON AN OPERATION IN THE VILLAGE OF CHANN LUU, ABOUT 25 MILES NORTH OF SAIGON.

    THEY MOVED INTO THE VILLAGE AND CAPTURED 268 SUSPECTS WITHOUT FIRING A SHOT, AND AN ARMY SPOKESMAN SAID THE SUSPECTS HAD APPARENTLY HIDDEN THEIR WEAPONS AND HAD NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET TO THEM TO RESIST SEVERAL VIET CONG BUNKERS WHICH WERE DISCOVERED WERE DESTROYED.

    TWELVE MILES SOUTHWEST OF SAIGON AT GIA DINH, SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES ON A SIMILAR MISSION FOUND A VIET CONG BUNKER COMPLEX. ARTILLERY AND HELICOPTER GUNSHIPS WERE CALLED IN AND THE COMPLEX WAS DESTROYED. THERE ARE REPORTS IN SAIGON THAT GUERILLA INFILTRATORS ARE STARTING A WIDESPREAD "WHISPERING" CAMPAIGN, AIMED AT FRIGHTENING AND CONFUSING THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA57LCJYE5YXIQJ7ESKI44J939O
    Media URN:
    VLVA57LCJYE5YXIQJ7ESKI44J939O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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