• Short Summary

    THE "WILL TO WIN" MILITARY OPERATION IN WHICH 25,000 AMERICAN AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES PARTICIPATED, HAS SWEPT THROUGH AREAS SURROUNDING SAIGON.

  • Description

    THE "WILL TO WIN" MILITARY OPERATION IN WHICH 25,000 AMERICAN AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES PARTICIPATED, HAS SWEPT THROUGH AREAS SURROUNDING SAIGON. THE MASSIVE SWEEP FREED MANY VILLAGES WHICH WERE ONCE STRONGHOLDS OF THE VIETCONG.

    FOLLOWING THE FINISH OF THIS OPERATION, AMERICAN ARMY MEDICAL TEAMS VISITED THE VILLAGES. THE PURPOSE: TO ATTEND TO THE SICK -- NEGLECTED SINCE THE VIETCONG LAUNCHED THEIR NEW YEAR OFFENSIVE.

    THIS TEAM COMES FROM THE U.S. 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION THEIR AREA OF OPERATION IS CHON THANH, SOME 25 MILES NORTHWEST OF SAIGON.

    WITHIN MINUTES OF THE TEAM'S ENTRY INTO THE VILLAGE LAST WEEKEND, LARGE CROWDS OF VILLAGERS, INCLUDING CHILDREN, TURNED UP FOR MEDICAL ATTENTION.

    MEANWHILE, 56 PEOPLE HAVE DIED FROM BUBONIC PLAGUE WHICH HAS BROKEN OUT IN FOUR PROVINCES. THE WORST HIT IS TAY NINH, NEAR THE CAMBODIAN BORDER WHERE SOUTH VIETNAMESE, FILIPINO AND AMERICAN MEDICAL TEAMS ARE EXTERMINATING THE DISEASE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7YW8SUUB9GD206OQPQTV0LQWF
    Media URN:
    VLVA7YW8SUUB9GD206OQPQTV0LQWF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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