South Vietnamese Marines continue their probing patrols into Communist held territory north of Hue. They?
South Vietnamese Marines continue their probing patrols into Communist held territory north of Hue. They are concentrating on North Vietnamese positions in the sand dunes flanking the strategic highway known by the French as the Street without Joy during the battles of the first Indo China war.
The patrols take the larines through a mixture of sandblown Picezields and dense jungle. The entire area is deserted. The inhabitants are now in refugee camps way south at Danang. The battlefield is littered with wrecked equipment; an upturned North Vietnamese T76 tank was found abandoned. It has been hit by bombing the previous night. There was no sign of any casualties, although equipment, come of it Chinese, had obviously been dropped in flight. The Marines followed more tank tracks through the soft sand and brought up their own armour to deal with the threat. So far, they have hesitated launch a fullscale offensive, but so too have the Communists.