• Short Summary

    SOME 80 NEW TANKS FOR THE SOUTH KOREAN ARMY SHOWED THEIR FIRE-POWER AT A DEMONSTRATION NEAR CHOLWON, 60 MILES (97KM) NORTH-EAST OF SEOUL ON WEDNESDAY.

  • Description

    SOME 80 NEW TANKS FOR THE SOUTH KOREAN ARMY SHOWED THEIR FIRE-POWER AT A DEMONSTRATION NEAR CHOLWON, 60 MILES (97KM) NORTH-EAST OF SEOUL ON WEDNESDAY. THE TANKS WERE SUPPLIED RECENTLY BY THE UNITED STATES TO BOOST DEFENCES, FOLLOWING THE DESPATCH OF SOUTH KOREAN COMBAT TROOPS TO VIETNAM.

    THE TANKS TOOK PART IN A REALISTIC BATTLE EXERCISE TO DEMONSTRATE THE ARMY'S DEFENCE CAPABILITY. AS WELL AS THE NEWLY-ARRIVED M-48 MODEL,THE M-47 TANK ALREADY IN THE SOUTH KOREAN ARMORY GAVE AN IMPRESSIVE DISPLAY.

    A HIGH-RANKING OFFICER SAID THAT THE SOUTH KOREAN ARMY WAS NOW STRONG ENOUGH TO REPEL ANY SUDDEN ATTACK. SOON, SOUTH KOREA WILL SEND A FURTHER CONTINGENT OF 20,000 MEN TO VIETNAM. ALREADY A LARGE CONTINGENT OF ROK TROOPS IS FIGHTING ALONGSIDE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT FORCES AND UNITS FROM THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND.

    THE PRESENT SOUTH KOREAN FORCE IN VIETNAM NUMBER ABOUT 18,000. YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) ARMOURED AND INFANTRY ELEMENTS WENT INTO ACTION AGAINST THE VIETCONG 270 MILES (433KMS) NORTHEAST OF SAIGON. IN A SERIES OF SHARP CLASHES 214 VIETCONG TROOPS WERE REPORTED KILLED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA724N7RRGWXSN84IZ64ZY1FBVU
    Media URN:
    VLVA724N7RRGWXSN84IZ64ZY1FBVU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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