• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES ARE CURRENTLY CONTINUING OPERATIONS AGAINST COMMUNIST VIET-CONG REBELS. IN THE MY AN?

  • Description

    1.
    SLV SOLDIERS AND US ADVISERS NEAR SEIZED ARMS ARMS.
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    2.
    SV DITTO.
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    3.
    SV MORTAR, TILT DOWN TO GRENADES AND AMMUNITION.
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    4.
    SV MORTARS AND MACHINE GUNS.
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    5.
    SV GARAND MI GUNS.
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    6.
    SV VIET-CONG UNIFORMS.
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    7.
    SV GEN. LE VAN TY LOOKING AT SEIZED ARMS.
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    8.
    SCU DITTO.
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    9.
    CU VIET-CONG PRISONER.
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    10.
    SV VIE-CONG PRISONERS.
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    11.
    SV TROOPS AROUND CAPTURED ARMS (S SHOTS).
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    Background: SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES ARE CURRENTLY CONTINUING OPERATIONS AGAINST COMMUNIST VIET-CONG REBELS. IN THE MY AN DISTRICT ON THE BORDER OF KIEN PHONG AND KIEN TUONG PROVINCES, VIETNAMESE AUTHORITIES MAY 23 CLAIMED 72 VIET-CONG KILLED FOLLOWING AN AIRBORNE OPERATION.

    THIRY-FOUR REBELS TROOPS WERE, SEIZED, TOGETHER WITH A QUANTITY OF ARMS. THEY WERE FILMED MAY 25.

    THE ONLY CASUALTIES ON THE GOVERNMENT SIDE WERE FOUR VIETNAMESE SOLDIERS INJURED AND FOUR AMERICANS - TWO FIELD ADVISERS AND TWO HELICOPTER PILOTS - WHO ALSO HAD MINOR INJURIES CAUSED BY FLYING METAL AND GLASS. THEIR HELICOPTER WAS CAUGHT IN VIET-CONG SMALL ARMS FIRE.

    AMONG VIET-CONG EQUIPMENT TAKEN WERE TWO 60MM MORTARS, ONE MACHINE GUN, THREE LIGHT MACHINE GUNS, AND A VARIETY OF OTHER ARMS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA58D9R9JDSM08NCWUI0T5SJVWS
    Media URN:
    VLVA58D9R9JDSM08NCWUI0T5SJVWS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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