• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY RANGERS HAVE BEEN COMBING SAIGON'S CHINESE SECTOR OF CHOLON TRYING TO FLUSH OUT DIE-HARD VIET CONG.

  • Description

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY RANGERS HAVE BEEN COMBING SAIGON'S CHINESE SECTOR OF CHOLON TRYING TO FLUSH OUT DIE-HARD VIET CONG. ON WEDNESDAY FIGHTING WAS CONTINUING IN PARIS OF CHOLON, BUT IT WAS LESS FIERCE THAN DURING THE PREVIOUS THREE DAYS WHEN THE VIET CONG OFFENSIVE ON THE CAPITAL BEGAN.

    ABOUT 300 VIET CONE WERE THOUGHT TO BE HOLDING OUT IN THE CHOLON AREA, WHERE THEY HAD HOISTED A NEW RED, BLUE AND YELLOW VIET CONG FLAG ONLY FOUR MILES (SIX KMS) FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE.

    GUNSHIPS BLASTED THE BURNING SHANTY TOWN AS COLUMNS OF SMOKE ROSE HIGH INTO THE AIR, BUT FAILED TO BRING DOWN THE FLAG.

    MEANWHILE, TONIGHT (10 MAY) THE VIET CONG APPEARED TO BE PULLING OUT FROM SAIGON AS PEACE CONTACTS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND NORTH VIETNAM OPENED IN PARIS. BUT IT IS THOUGHT THE WITHDRAWAL COULD BE A FEINT, AND DOCUMENTS RELEASED BY THE AMERICAN MISSION ARE SAID TO INDICATE THAT THE FIGHTING COULD CONTINUE FOR ANOTHER FIVE DAYS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7ATSYM13KL3QBXR7ZLGGR5J3C
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ATSYM13KL3QBXR7ZLGGR5J3C
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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