• Short Summary

    South Vietnamese soldiers on Monday (28 April) recaptured a bridge leading from Saigon to the Bien Hoa airbase.

  • Description

    South Vietnamese soldiers on Monday (28 April) recaptured a bridge leading from Saigon to the Bien Hoa airbase.

    During the previous night about twenty communist soldiers had captured one end of the bridge and defied all attempts to move them.

    South Vietnamese police and solders had to turn back people trying to get to work at the former American base -- one of the largest in the country.

    Helicopter gunships were used to help troops move the Communists, who used abandoned Government bunkers for shelter.

    Much of the fighting was conducted only a few hundred yards (metres) from where hundreds of civilians were gathered.

    At least one civilian was wounded in the fighting.

    Soon after the bridge was recaptured, Saigon authorities had another problem to contend with ... looters moved into homes and stores where the fighting had taken place.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6WRRYPYS50TIIR5YZ4NDQ8L4X
    Media URN:
    VLVA6WRRYPYS50TIIR5YZ4NDQ8L4X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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