• Short Summary

    South Vietnamese marines have engaged well-entrenched North Vietnamese defenders in a bitter battle to regain control of Quang Tri citadel, lost in the enemy offensive of I May.

  • Description

    South Vietnamese marines have engaged well-entrenched North Vietnamese defenders in a bitter battle to regain control of Quang Tri citadel, lost in the enemy offensive of I May.

    Massive mortar and artillery bombardments from both sides have reduced the terrain around quang Tri--in the far north of South Vietnam--to a create-riddled waste land.

    Since the latest push into the fortress-like citadel, which started on Friday night, Saigon claims 938 North Vietnamese troops have died, while Government losses are put around 120 killed and 600 wounded.

    Reporter Tom Streithorst sends this story...an alternative commentary is provided overleap.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5PIZ4TYPJJPC99CVPITG0NEAL
    Media URN:
    VLVA5PIZ4TYPJJPC99CVPITG0NEAL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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