North Vietnam has released more film showing damage, said to have been caused by United States bombs.
GV PAN..Nam Dinh city
GV PAN..Wrecked buildings (3 shots)
SV Women cleaning bricks
GV Women walking in street past damage (2 shots)
GV Militia and citizens digging earth to repair damaged dikes (4 shots)
TV Wing of U.S. aircraft loaded onto lorry (5 shots)
GV PAN Lorry leaves carrying wreckage of American aircraft
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Background: North Vietnam has released more film showing damage, said to have been caused by United States bombs.
This film was shot in Nam Dinh, North Vietnam's third largest city. North Vietnamese sources say the city was struck by United States bombs almost every day for three weeks from August 1st. Two-thirds of the city was completely destroyed.
Local people helped to lift the wreckage of a United States aircraft onto the back of a lorry. It was being sent to Hanoi where it, and other items are on exhibition.
North Vietnam claims it has shot down 3,800 aircraft in the air war. Latest statements from the United States Department of Defence confirms that North Vietnamese gunners have increased their "kill" rats, but say only 18 Phantom jets have been lost over the North since intensive bombing was renewed on April 1st.
SYNOPSIS: Wreckage in Nam Dinh City - said by the North Vietnamese to have been caused by United States bombs. Nam Dinh is North Vietnam's third largest city and North Vietnamese reports say two-thirds of it has been destroyed. The reports say the city of Nam Dinh was under constant attack for three weeks from the first of August. Among buildings said to have been destroyed were apartment houses and factories. Nam Dinh and its suburbs comprise one of North Vietnam's most densely populated areas.
Women have joined in the work of recovering building materials from the wreckage. As they go about their daily work they pass buildings that are said to have been reduced to rubble by the United States bombs.
Militiamen and local citizens are said to be working together to gather dirt to repair some of the huge earth dikes damaged by United States Vietnam speak of growing concern about the damaged dikes with the approach of the rainy season.
A United States Phantom jet is said to have been shot down over Nam Dinh. The remains of the aircraft have been recovered, and taken by lorry to Hanoi where it joins other material in a permanent exhibition, North Vietnamese authorities claim they've shot down three thousand, eight hundred United States aircraft since the air war began. A recent Washington statement confirms increased losses of United States aircraft, by says eighteen Phantoms have been most since bombing of the North was intensified at the beginning of April.