• Short Summary

    VILLAGERS IN THE QUANG NGAI PROVINCE OF SOUTH VIETNAM ARE BEING ENCOURAGED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO FORTIFY THEMSELVES AGAINST ATTACKS BY THE VIET CONG.

  • Description

    VILLAGERS IN THE QUANG NGAI PROVINCE OF SOUTH VIETNAM ARE BEING ENCOURAGED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO FORTIFY THEMSELVES AGAINST ATTACKS BY THE VIET CONG.

    VIET CONG GUERRILLAS ARE VERY ACTIVE IN THIS PROVINCE, AND EMPLOY TERROR TACTICS WITH THE VILLAGERS TO OBTAIN FOOD, SUPPLIES AND INFORMATION. NOW, EACH VILLAGE IS BEING FORMED INTO A SELF CONTAINED 'LOCAL DEFENCE GROUP'.

    BAMBOO AND THORN BUSH IS HACKED FROM THE SURROUNDING JUNGLE, AND INGENIOUSLY ADAPTED IN THE BUILDING OF WALLS AND BARRIERS. EACH OF THESE FORTIFICATIONS COST ABOUT GBP40,000 AND THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES PROVIDE THE LABOUR AND MOST OF THE MONEY.

    THE VILLAGERS ALSO MAKE SHARP BAMBOO SPIKES AND PLANT THEM AROUND THE VILLAGE. SPIKED BALLS ON CHAINS ARE LAID ACROSS THE ROADWAYS TO OBSTRUCT VIET CONG VEHICLES, AND SPARE TIME IS SPENT PRACTISING WITH ARMS SUPPLIED BY THE GOVERNMENT. NO ONE IS ALLOWED IN OR OUT OF THE 'FORT' CATES AFTER 7. P.M., AND ARMED GUARDS KEEP WATCH DURING THE NIGHT - INSIDE THE BARRICADES.

    AN AMERICAN AIR FORCE BUILD-UP OF AIRCRAFT TO SOUTH VIETNAM HAS BEGUN, ACCORDING TO THE U.S.EMBASSY IN SAIGON NOV. 15. EIGHT ADVANCED FIGHTER-BONDER TRAINERS AND FOUR C-47 TRANSPORTS HAVE ARRIVED, THEY SAID.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5N0S23SGQAJ7KAU0U9QD5WJEG
    Media URN:
    VLVA5N0S23SGQAJ7KAU0U9QD5WJEG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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