• Short Summary

    AUSTRALIAN TROOPS IN VIETNAM HAVE BEEN CONDUCTING REFRESHER TRAINING COURSES FOR THREE SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY BATTALIONS OF THE 18TH DIVISION.

  • Description

    AUSTRALIAN TROOPS IN VIETNAM HAVE BEEN CONDUCTING REFRESHER TRAINING COURSES FOR THREE SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY BATTALIONS OF THE 18TH DIVISION.

    THE TRAINING AREA IS CENTRED AROUND HORSESHOE HILL, SOUTH OF THE AUSTRALIAN TASK FORCE BASE AT NUI DAT. THE BEGINNING OF THE TRAINING PROGRAMME WAS MARKED BY A JOINT PARADE OF AUSTRALIAN AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS AT HORSESHOE HILL.

    BEFORE MOVING OFF ON A MISSION, THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE WERE BRIEFED ON THE OPERATION BY EXPERIENCED AUSTRALIAN OFFICERS. ONCE IN THE FIELD, THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE WERE TAUGHT MACHINE-GUN AND RIFLE TECHNIQUES AND HOW TO MAINTAIN VITAL TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS WITH OTHER UNITS AND THEIR BASE.

    AUSTRALIAN INSTRUCTORS SAID THAT THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE HAVE DONE WELL IN THE EXERCISES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7BC2G94J4ZDL6JK6DPUFFV43K
    Media URN:
    VLVA7BC2G94J4ZDL6JK6DPUFFV43K
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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