• Short Summary

    FIFTY-FOUR VIETCONG WERE REPORTED KILLED WHEN A BATTALION OF THE ATTACKED A THAI COMPANY POSITION AT LONG THANE PROVINCE, 20 MILES SOUTHEAST OF SAIGON ON THURSDAY (DEC. 21).

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    MS SOLDIERS LOOKING AT DEAD BODIES
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    2.
    CU DEAD BODIES (THREE SHOTS)
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    3.
    MS MOPE BODIES IN TRUCK
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    4.
    CU INJURED THAI SOLDIER -- 300M IN PLASTERED EYE
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    5.
    CU CAPTURED WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION (SEVEN SHOTS)
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    Background: FIFTY-FOUR VIETCONG WERE REPORTED KILLED WHEN A BATTALION OF THE ATTACKED A THAI COMPANY POSITION AT LONG THANE PROVINCE, 20 MILES SOUTHEAST OF SAIGON ON THURSDAY (DEC. 21).

    THE THAIS, ALL-VOLUNTEER QUEEN'S COBRA REGIMENT, FOUGHT BACK WITH THE SUPPORT OF ARMED HELICOPTERS AND ARTILLERY. HOWEVER, THEY SUFFERED LIGHT CASUALTIES.

    IT WAS THE LARGEST ACTION YET FOUGHT BY THE THAIS WHO ARRIVED IN EMBATTLED VIETNAM IN MID-OCTOBER.

    THE ATTACK BEGAN ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT (DEC. 20) WHEN THE VIETCONG OPENED UP WITH MORTARS ON THE THAI POSITION IN THE THAI REGIMENTAL CAMP. THEY POURED IN RIFLE AND MACHINEGUN FIRE, THEN CHARGED THE POSITION, ??? THROUGH ITS PERIMETER. THE THAIS PUSHED THEM BACK FORCING THE VIETCONG TO CALL OFF THE ATTACK. BUT AN HOUR LATER AND JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEY ATTACKED AGAIN WITH MORTAR AND MACHINEGUNS.

    THE SECOND FIGHT LASTED AN HOUR UNTIL THE VIETCONG ??? INTO THE THICK SCRUB SURROUNDING THE THAI CAMP.

    FROM THE BATTLE SCENE, THE THAIS SEIZED A LARGE ??? OF WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION, MOSTLY MANUFACTURED IN THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S ???.

    PREVIOUSLY, THE ONLY ??? IN WHICH THE THAIS WERE INVOLVED WERE SMALL-SKIRMISHES AND AMBUSHES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA704C2URVAR78MPY6O73B7O04G
    Media URN:
    VLVA704C2URVAR78MPY6O73B7O04G
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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