• Short Summary

    SOME ONE HUNDRED COMMUNIST-LED GUERILLAS ATTACKED A SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT OUTPOST IN THE AN XUYEN PROVINCE IN THE OUTSKIRTS OF SAIGON KILLING TWENTY-SEVEN SOLDIERS ON APRIL 22.

  • Description

    1.
    LS (PAN) ARMOURED CARRIERS OPERATING ON RICE FIELDS
    5 1/2 ft

    2.
    CU ARMOURED CARRIER IN OPERATION
    7 1/2 ft

    3.
    MLS MORE ARMOURED CARRIERS
    11 ft

    4.
    LS GOVERNMENT SOLDIERS ADVANCING TO GUERILLA HIDEOUTS
    18 ft

    5.
    LS FUNERAL CEREMONY FOR THE DEAD SOLDIERS
    19 1/2 ft

    6.
    CU SOLDIERS BURNING JOSS-STICKS
    23 ft

    7.
    MLS SOLDIERS PAYING LAST RESPECTS (3 SHOTS)
    31 ft

    8.
    MS BEREAVED FAMILIES CRYING
    33 ft

    9.
    MLS COFFIN TAKEN AWAY FOR BURIAL (2 SHOTS)
    37 1/2

    10.
    MS MILITARY HONOURS
    40 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/GAP/AMR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SOME ONE HUNDRED COMMUNIST-LED GUERILLAS ATTACKED A SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT OUTPOST IN THE AN XUYEN PROVINCE IN THE OUTSKIRTS OF SAIGON KILLING TWENTY-SEVEN SOLDIERS ON APRIL 22.

    AFTER LAUNCHING THE SURPRISED ATTACK, THE GUERILLAS RANSACKED THE OUTPOST AND MADE OFF WITH LARGE ASSORTMENTS OF FIREARMS AND FOOD.

    IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE ATTACK, THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE AIR FORCE FOLLOWED UP WITH AIR STRAFING WHICH WAS PART OF A MOPPING-UP OPERATION STARTED AFTER A SERIES OF ENEMY ATTACKS AGAINST GOVERNMENT OUTPOSTS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.

    THE OPERATION IS STILL CONTINUING.

    THE SOLDIERS WERE BURIED WITH FULL MILITARY HONOURS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6CDML5B9M3ZTO9F42LN1O2BZQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6CDML5B9M3ZTO9F42LN1O2BZQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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