• Short Summary

    UNITED STATES MILITARY SOURCES YESTERDAY (MONDAY) CLAIMED THAT THE NORTH VIETNAMESE STORMED THROUGH THE BARBED WIRE DEFENCE OF AN AMERICAN ARTILLERY BASE IN ONE OF THE BIGGEST VIOLATIONS OF THE JOINT TET HOLIDAY CEASEFIRE.

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    GIRLS IN STREETS; PEOPLE ENTER TEMPLE; DRAGON DANCE; CROWD; MAN AND BOY WITH DAGGERS; PEOPLE WITH JOSS STICKS; PEOPLE PRAY; FIRES; CROWD.




    Initials GHB/VS/JF/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: UNITED STATES MILITARY SOURCES YESTERDAY (MONDAY) CLAIMED THAT THE NORTH VIETNAMESE STORMED THROUGH THE BARBED WIRE DEFENCE OF AN AMERICAN ARTILLERY BASE IN ONE OF THE BIGGEST VIOLATIONS OF THE JOINT TET HOLIDAY CEASEFIRE. THE ATTACK WAS SAID TO HAVE TAKEN PLACE AT CAMP CUNNIGNHAM, SOME SIX MILE (10 KILOMETRES) FORM THE LAOTIAN BORDER. THE SOURCES SAID 30 NORTH VIETNAMESE DIED IN THE ATTACK, WHICH ALSO CLAIMED THE LIVES OF FOUR AMERICAN SOLDIERS.

    IN SAIGON, WHERE LAST YEAR'S TET LUNAR CEASEFIRE WAS BROKEN BY THE VIET CONG'S MAJOR OFFENSIVE NOT EH SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL, PEOPLE STROLLED THROUGH THE STREETS IN NEAR-CARNIVAL ATMOSPHERE.

    REPORTS FROM OTHER PARTS OF SOUTH VIETNAM YESTERDAY INDICATED THAT THERE WAS A GENERAL LULL APART FROM A FEW MINOR ENGAGEMENTS.

    IN SIAGON'S CHINESE QUARTER OF CHOLON, PEOPLE TOOK PART IN THE TRADITIONAL NEW YEAR FESTIVITIES SUCH AS "DRAGON DANCING". MANY SOUTH VIETNAMESE ATTENDED TEMPLES AND TOOK PART IN THE MANY AND VARIED RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES WHICH MARK THE LUNAR NEW YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7ECVQGNZGBM6G3HREO2HG48VW
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ECVQGNZGBM6G3HREO2HG48VW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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