• Short Summary

    South Vietnamese troops routed 400 Viet Cong who had been shelling in the U.S. Ton?

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    LS People milling around the streets
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    MS People looking over rubble
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    MCU Children standing around
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    MLS Officials looking over damage
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    MCU Workers passing cinder blocks
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    MS Soldier looking at supplies
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    MCU On cases piled up on platform
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    LS Soldier stands guard
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    MS Soldiers looking at damage to one building
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    MS Pan shot of house which was hit with rocket
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    MS Soldiers milling around
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    MS 4 shots of soldiers quarters which was shelled
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    MCU Damaged or shelled building
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    LS Various buildings which were hit
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    Initials LJ



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: South Vietnamese troops routed 400 Viet Cong who had been shelling in the U.S. Ton Son Nhut Airbase near Saigon, South Viet Nam on Sunday (February 25). U.S. planes roared in and caught fleeing guerrillas with napalm bombs, killing 52.

    Viet Cong have attacked the large, vulnerable U.S. base frequently since their Lunar New Year offensive. They fire their mortars and rockets from positions close to the base and quickly move out to elude U.S. soldiers who continually search for them. Viet Cong weapons are portable and men and supplies can be infiltrated easily from nearby Cambodia to reinforce the guerrillas.

    Twenty Viet Cong rockets struck Tan Son Nhut early in the morning on Friday (February 23), killing four U.S. soldiers and wounding 31. Eleven Vietnamese civilians were reported killed and four wounded in a group of houses about two blocks from the base. This film shows U.S. officials and soldiers cleaning up after that attack. U.S. spokesman said several buildings were destroyed, including the Post Exchange where U.S. troops buy retail goods. No aircraft were hit.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6P9GNOPA7RO8CWHNPO65COU13
    Media URN:
    VLVA6P9GNOPA7RO8CWHNPO65COU13
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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