• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES FORCES IN SOUTH VIETNAM HAVE STEPPED UP THE PACE OF THEIR OPERATIONS AGAINST THE VIET CONG IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE COUNTRY TO COUNTER WHAT THEY BELIEVE IS THE START OF A WINTER OFFENSIVE.

  • Description

    THE UNITED STATES FORCES IN SOUTH VIETNAM HAVE STEPPED UP THE PACE OF THEIR OPERATIONS AGAINST THE VIET CONG IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE COUNTRY TO COUNTER WHAT THEY BELIEVE IS THE START OF A WINTER OFFENSIVE.

    UNITED STATES AUSTRALIAN, KOREAN, NEW ZEALAND AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES ARE TAKING PART IN THE CAMPAIGN. THIS FILM SHOWS AN OPERATION, CODE-NAMED 'GERONIMO', IN WHICH MEMBERS OF THE 101ST. UNITED STATES AIRBORNE DIVISION HAVE BEEN INVOLVED.

    THE OPERATION STARTED ON 31 OCTOBER THREE-HUNDRED MILES (480 K.M.) FROM SAIGON.

    IN ONE PERIOD OF TWENTY-FOUR HOURS, BETWEEN WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY OF LAST WEEK, AMERICAN FORCES CLAIMED TO HAVE KILLED SIXTY-FOUR VIET CONG TROOPS AND DETAINED THIRTY-NINE SUSPECTS.

    UNITED STATES AIRCRAFT PROVIDED SUPPORT FOR GROUND FORCES DURING THEIR ADVANCE THROUGH THE AREA. THE OPERATION IS CONTINUING.

    (IN ANOTHER OPERATION NEAR THE CAMBODIAN BORDER UNITED STATES FORCES CLAIM TO HAVE KILLED MORE THAN 900 VIET CONG TROOPS. ON FRIDAY ALONE 293 VIET CONG ARE REPORTED TO HAVE DIED IN BITTER JUNGLE FIGHTING AGAINST UNITED STATES FORCES.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6QUGRXUB9ZTAI3Z97A2H2I4IO
    Media URN:
    VLVA6QUGRXUB9ZTAI3Z97A2H2I4IO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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