• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN HEAVY FIGHTING AGAINST THE VIET CONG NEAR CHEO REO, THE CAPITAL OF PHU BON PROVINCE.

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    SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN HEAVY FIGHTING AGAINST THE VIET CONG NEAR CHEO REO, THE CAPITAL OF PHU BON PROVINCE. TWO BATTALIONS WERE ENGAGED IN FIERCE BATTLES LAST WEEK, AND REINFORCEMENTS NUMBERING ABOUT ONE THOUSAND MEN WERE FLOWN TO THE AREA FROM KONTUM ON WEDNESDAY TO RELIEVE EMBATTLED TROOPS AT THE THUAN MON MILITARY GARRISON, EIGHT MILES FROM CHEO REO.

    THE GARRISON WAS BESEIGED FOR SEVERAL HOURS, AND A NEARBY OPERATIONS CENTRE, MANNED BY UNITED STATES TROOPS, WAS OVERRUN.

    ON FRIDAY MORE THAN FORTY UNITED STATES HELICOPTERS WERE USED IN AT ATTEMPT TO EVACUATE TROOPS AND CIVILIANS FROM THUAN MON, BUT MORTAR AND MACHINE GUN FIRE WAS SO INTENSE THAT THE EVACUATION HAD TO BE CUT SHORT. ATTEMPTS TO REACH THE AREA BY GROUND ALSO FAILED IN THE FACE OF A VIET CONG AMBUSH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5F5JUERFE5F3Z4EJ62IC9KTAF
    Media URN:
    VLVA5F5JUERFE5F3Z4EJ62IC9KTAF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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