• Short Summary

    IN THE CENTRAL LOWLANDS OF BING DINH PROVINCE, 300 MILES NORTHEAST OF SAIGON, MEN OF THE UNITED STATES FIRST AIR CAVALRY FEBRUARY 12, THE DIVISION IS REPORTED TO HAVE KILLED MORE THAN 400 VIETCONG AND NORTH VIETNAMESE.

  • Description

    IN THE CENTRAL LOWLANDS OF BING DINH PROVINCE, 300 MILES NORTHEAST OF SAIGON, MEN OF THE UNITED STATES FIRST AIR CAVALRY FEBRUARY 12, THE DIVISION IS REPORTED TO HAVE KILLED MORE THAN 400 VIETCONG AND NORTH VIETNAMESE.

    AMERICAN ARTILLERY AND AIR STRIKES HAVE BEEN POUNDING THE GUERRILLA POSITIONS. FRESH TROOPS REINFORCEMENTS ARE RUSHED BY HELICOPTERS INTO THE BATTLE AREA, A PLACE OF THICK JUNGLE. ON MONDAY, THE AMERICANS FOUGHT A DAY-LONG BATTLE WITH VIET CONG AND NORTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS IN THE BONG SON PLAIN.

    THE BATTLE BEGAN WHEN A COMPANY OF CAVALRYMEN WAS HIT BY HEAVY WEAPONS FIRE. THE FIGHTING CONTINUED FOR ALMOST 12 HOURS. THE AMERICANS SAY THEY KILLED 50 NORTH VIETNAMESE AND VIET CONG, WHILE THEMSELVES SUFFERING CASUALTIES OF ONLY SEVEN KILLED AND 17 WOUNDED.

    OPERATION "PERSHING" IS CONTINUING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6H1DCSTYT0UEMM4MA2JULCGM7
    Media URN:
    VLVA6H1DCSTYT0UEMM4MA2JULCGM7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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