• Short Summary

    THE THICK JUNGLE SURROUNDING HON BA MOUNTAIN IS BEING PENETRATED BY ELEMENTS OF THE SOUTH KOREAN WHITE HORSE DIVISION.

  • Description

    THE THICK JUNGLE SURROUNDING HON BA MOUNTAIN IS BEING PENETRATED BY ELEMENTS OF THE SOUTH KOREAN WHITE HORSE DIVISION. THEIR AIM IS TO DESTROY SECRET BASES SET UP BY VIETCONG AND NORTH VIETNAMESE FORCES. THE MONTH-LONG SEARCH AND DESTROY OPERATION IS CODE-NAMED BAEK MA MEETING WHITE HORSE.

    THE KOREAN INVOLVED IN THE SWEEP ARE RECEIVING ARTILLERY SUPPORT FROM BATTERIES OF THEIR OWN DIVISION.

    HON BA MOUNTAIN IS SITUATED NORTHWEST OF NHA TRANG, ABOUT 200 MILES NORTHEAST OF SAIGON.

    THIS FILM WAS SHOT LAST SATURDAY (FEB 25). THE HEAVILY CAMOUFLAGED KOREANS CLAIMED THAT THEY KILLED 22 MORE GUERILLAS AND SEIZED SOME WEAPONS. THIS BRINGS THE NUMBER OF GUERILLAS KILLED TO 376, WITH 30 CAPTURED AND ONE DEFECTION PLUS THE SEIZURE OF ABOUT 300 WEAPONS.

    THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF KOREAN CASUALTIES IN THE ACTION.

    THE KOREANS ALSO FOUND A CAVE AT THE BASE OF THE MOUNTAIN. INSIDE, THEY FOUND ONE DEAD VIETCONG WITH MULTIPLE BULLET WOUNDS AND CAPTURED TWO NORTH VIETNAMESE SOLDIERS. THE CAPTURED SOLDIERS WERE INTERROGATED BY THE KOREANS. CONTINUING THEIR SEARCH OF THE CAVE, THEY FOUND MORE WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION AND FOOD RATIONS OF THE GUERILLAS.

    THE OPERATION CONTINUES INDEFINITELY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6VYQ038D58X02K72ZNY7H4WC8
    Media URN:
    VLVA6VYQ038D58X02K72ZNY7H4WC8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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