• Short Summary

    Highway 13 in South Vietnam was opened to civilian traffic recently after being closed for more than nine months following the 1972 communist offensive.

  • Description

    Highway 13 in South Vietnam was opened to civilian traffic recently after being closed for more than nine months following the 1972 communist offensive.

    Communist forces are still occupying a three-mile section between Lai Khe and Chon Thanh, but under special arrangements made after the sighing of the second Paris ceasefire agreement, civilian food convoys are now permitted to travel the road.

    The first vehicles to go through the road blocks earlier this month were motorbikes carrying vital food and fuel supplies to villages in the area.

    The South Vietnamese troops along the road checked each motorbike carefully before allowing then through. Vietcong forces further down the road were reported to let the convoys through without any trouble and the supply shortages in the area are gradually being eased.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6HR1W1C6XAXQ1LB0PMML4QUP1
    Media URN:
    VLVA6HR1W1C6XAXQ1LB0PMML4QUP1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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