• Short Summary

    WHEN SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT FORCES SUCCESSFULLY RAIDED A STRONGHOLD OF THE COMMUNIST VIET-CONG REBELS ON MYTHO ISLANDS RECENTLY, THEY CAPTURED MANY PRISONERS - AND A CONSIDERABLE ASSORTMENT OF WEAPONS.

  • Description

    WHEN SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT FORCES SUCCESSFULLY RAIDED A STRONGHOLD OF THE COMMUNIST VIET-CONG REBELS ON MYTHO ISLANDS RECENTLY, THEY CAPTURED MANY PRISONERS - AND A CONSIDERABLE ASSORTMENT OF WEAPONS.

    AT A CEREMONY HELD TO CELEBRATE THIS VICTORY OVER THE TERRORISTS. GOVERNMENT SOLDIERS HANDED THESE ARMS OVER TO THE ISLANDERS WHO HAD JUST BEEN FREED - SO THAT THEY MIGHT DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST FUTURE ATTACKS.

    IT WAS REPORTED FEB 18 THAT WITHIN A FEW DAYS THREE AMERICAN DESTROYER ESCORTS, UNDER THE COMMAND OF THE U.S. SEVENTH FLEET, WILL BE PATROLLING THE SOUTH VIETNAM COAST TO INTERCEPT BOATS FROM THE COMMUNIST NORTH, THESE BOATS ARE SAID TO BE ATTEMPTING TO SMUGGLE ARMS AND MEN TO THE VIET CONG TERRORIST FORCES TO AID THEM IN THEIR NATION-WIDE GUERILLA WAR AGAINST THE PRO-WESTERN REGIME OF PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM.

    IT HAS BEEN ESTIMATED THAT ABOUT 22,00 ARMED VIET-CONG, SUPPORTED BY SOME 200,000 ACTIVE AUXILIARIES AND AGENTS AMONG THE POPULATION, ARE NOW IN ACTION IN SOUTH VIETNAM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5OQ2RRU2CUFDTJ67HJU4UWHIW
    Media URN:
    VLVA5OQ2RRU2CUFDTJ67HJU4UWHIW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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