• Short Summary

    THE OPERATIONS AGAINST THE GUERRILLAS IN THE SOUTHERN PROVINCES OF SOUTH VIETNAM HAVE NOW REACHED A CRUCIAL STAGE.

  • Description

    THE OPERATIONS AGAINST THE GUERRILLAS IN THE SOUTHERN PROVINCES OF SOUTH VIETNAM HAVE NOW REACHED A CRUCIAL STAGE.EARLIER THIS MONTH, GOVERNMENT FORCES HAD A SETBACK WHEN A GUERRILLA BATTALION TRAPPED A FORCE IN A THICK MANGROVE SWAMP IN THE CAMAU PENINSULA.

    IN A COUNTER OPERATION THE GOVERNMENT FORCES HAVE NOW FOUND THEMSELVES BOGGED DOWN IN THE SWAMPS, AND HELICOPTERS WERE CALLED INTO LIFT SUPPLIES OF WATER AND FOOD INTO THE AREA.

    IT HAS HIGHLIGHTED THE DIFFICULT CONDITIONS FACING THE GOVERNMENT FORCES IN THEIR OPERATIONS AGAINST THE GUERRILLAS.

    MANY OF THE TROOPS, MEMBERS OF THE TWENTY-FIRST DIVISION, WERE ENGAGED IN A FOUR-DAY OPERATION IN THE SOUTHERN-MOST PROVINCE WHEN THEY FOUND THEMSELVES STRANDED IN THE SWAMPS.

    DURING THE OPERATIONS, MANY GUERRILLA BASES WERE DESTROYED AND GOVERNMENT FORCES REPORTED THAT SOME 40 VIETCONG MEN WERE KILLED, ABOUT 20 WOUNDED AND MANY DOCUMENTS, AMMUNITION AND MEDICINE WERE CAPTURED.

    THREE WELL-EQUIPPED GUERRILLA BATTALIONS -- NAMED U MINH HA 1, 2 AND 3 -- ARE REPORTED TO BE WELL TRENCHED IN THE AREA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6X38ZXJC9XLM4LFSS6KQJ9VQE
    Media URN:
    VLVA6X38ZXJC9XLM4LFSS6KQJ9VQE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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