• Short Summary

    IN SOUTH VIETNAM, A MONSOON OFFENSIVE BY VIETCONG FORCES IN KONTUM PROVINCE IS WELL UNDER WAY.

  • Description

    IN SOUTH VIETNAM, A MONSOON OFFENSIVE BY VIETCONG FORCES IN KONTUM PROVINCE IS WELL UNDER WAY. THEY HAVE ALREADY OVERRUN TWO DISTRICT CAPITALS AND NOW HAVE CAPTURED A THIRD, THE OUTPOST OF DAK SUT, 300 MILES (480 KMS) NORTH OF SAIGON. OUR CAMERAMAN FLEW OVER THE AREA AT THE WEEKEND.

    THE BATTLE OF DAK SUT BEGAN LAST WEDNESDAY. ALTHOUGH THERE HAS BEEN NO ESTIMATE SO FAR OF CASUALTIES, FIGHTING WAS HEAVY. IT WENT ON THROUGH THE NIGHT, AND BY THURSDAY MORNING THE GUERILLAS HAD TAKEN THE TOWN. THE SPECIAL FORCES CAMP TOOK THE BRUNT OF THE BATTALION-STRENGTH ATTACK.

    UNITED STATES BOMBERS FLEW OVER THE NEXT DAY, BUT THE OUTPOST REMAINED IN VIETCONG HANDS. HIGHWAY 14 RUNS THROUGH THE AREA, AND DURING THE BATTLE THE VIETCONG AMBUSHED TRUCKS BRINGING UP GOVERNMENT REINFORCEMENTS. THEY ALSO SHOT DOWN AN AMERICAN AIRCRAFT.

    NEXT TARGET FOR THE VIETCONG IS LIKELY TO BE KONTUM TOWN. I THIS FALLS, IT WILL OPEN UP A CLEAR ACCESS ROUTE FOR ARMS-RUNNING TO THE VIETCONG IN THE VITAL DO XA REGION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6OB8CUVD8NBSGSO1CP3S7LNFO
    Media URN:
    VLVA6OB8CUVD8NBSGSO1CP3S7LNFO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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