• Short Summary

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE NAVY HAS STEPPED UP ITS PATROL IN THE RICE-RICH MEKONG DELTA AREA AND ITS MAZE OF TRIBUTARIES.

  • Description

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE NAVY HAS STEPPED UP ITS PATROL IN THE RICE-RICH MEKONG DELTA AREA AND ITS MAZE OF TRIBUTARIES. THESE RIVER HIGHWAYS ARE IN CONSTANT USE BY FARMERS TAKING THEIR CROPS TO MARKET.

    IN THE PAST, THE VIET CONG HIJACKED MUCH OF THE FARMERS' PRODUCE FOR THEIR OWN USE BUT, FOLLOWING THE INCREASED PATROLS, THEY ARE NOW KEPT AT BAY. THE NAY'S PATROL VESSELS ARE CONVERTED FISHING JUNKS, SOME OF THEM SEIZED FROM VIET CONG SYMPATHISERS.

    THE RIVER PATROLS ARE NOT THE ONLY ASSIGNMENT IN THE AREA FOR THE NAVY -- THEY ALSO VISIT SMALL ISLANDS CLUSTERED AT THE MOUTH OF THE MEKONG RIVER. THERE MEDICAL ORDERLIES TREAT MINOR INJURIES, HAND OUT MEDICINES, SOAP AND TOWELS DISTRIBUTE PAMPHLETS ON HEALTH CARE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6BX8ERUJV0ZEIXWZZOMSVDOT
    Media URN:
    VLVA6BX8ERUJV0ZEIXWZZOMSVDOT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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