• Short Summary

    IN SOUTH VIETNAM THE WAR AGAINST THE VIETCONG FROM NORTH VIETNAM CONTINUES. ON SATURDAY THE?

  • Description

    IN SOUTH VIETNAM THE WAR AGAINST THE VIETCONG FROM NORTH VIETNAM CONTINUES. ON SATURDAY THE LATEST OF A SERIES OF GOVERNMENT RAIDS WAS CARRIED OUT IN KIEN HOA PROVINCE. AND THERE TO WATCH THE TROOPS EMBARK IN TROOP-CARRYING HELICOPTERS WAS GENERAL PAUL D. HARKINS, CHIEF OF THE AMERICAN MILITARY ASSISTANCE COMMAND IN SOUTH VIETNAM.

    TARGET FOR THE ASSAULT IN WHICH SUPPORT CAME FROM NAVAL BOATS AND LOCAL SELF-DEFENCE GROUPS WAS THE ISLAND OF CU LAO LA SUSPECTED OF BEING A BASE FOR VIETCONG TROOPS AND AN ARMS WORKSHOP. AMONG THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE OFFICERS LEADING THE RAID WAS COLONEL HUYN VAN CAO, COMMANDER OF THE 32 TACTICAL REGION.

    THE OPERATION RESULTED IN 20 VIETCONG KILLED, 120 SUSPECTS ARRESTED, FOUR VIETCONG TAKEN PRISONER AND THE RECOVERY OF SIX AUTOMATIC WEAPONS. GOVERNMENT LOSSES WERE NOT REPORTED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7ABH3R3OVWVXYB3GTZU2PQH89
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ABH3R3OVWVXYB3GTZU2PQH89
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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