• Short Summary

    At the South Vietnamese provincial capital of An Loc the first anniversary of the day Government forces relieved the city from the Communist siege, has been marked by an exhibition of war booty.

  • Description

    At the South Vietnamese provincial capital of An Loc the first anniversary of the day Government forces relieved the city from the Communist siege, has been marked by an exhibition of war booty. Guns such as 100mm cannons, double barrel cannon and a wide selection of anti-aircraft machine guns and rifles were on display.

    On Thursday (May 17) the exhibition was visited by Lt.Gen. Nguyen Van Minh, Commander of Military Region 3, members of the International Commission of Control and Supervision (I.C.C.S.), students and local inhabitants.

    After the Communist siege was raised, there was little left of the city, after more than two months of continuous shelling, rocketing and house to house fighting. The captured guns give indication of the Communist fire power that was used against An Loc just a year ago.

    The relief of An Loc, which is 70 miles north of Saigon (112 kms), was of considerable importance to the Saigon Government who at the time badly needed a major defensive success to break a series of North Vietnamese advances.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7QR49X16HRITMY90VM8RRN9IS
    Media URN:
    VLVA7QR49X16HRITMY90VM8RRN9IS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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