• Short Summary

    ABOUT 800 SOUTH KOREAN MARINES IN SOUTH VIETNAM MADE AN ASSAULT ON BARRIER ISLAND, JUST OFF THE COAST NEAR DA NANG, ON FRIDAY (12 SEPTEMBER) AT THE END OF THE THREE-DAY TRUCE PROCLAIMED BY THE VIETCONG IN MEMORY OF PRESIDENT HO CHI MINH OF NORTH VIETNAM.

  • Description

    ABOUT 800 SOUTH KOREAN MARINES IN SOUTH VIETNAM MADE AN ASSAULT ON BARRIER ISLAND, JUST OFF THE COAST NEAR DA NANG, ON FRIDAY (12 SEPTEMBER) AT THE END OF THE THREE-DAY TRUCE PROCLAIMED BY THE VIETCONG IN MEMORY OF PRESIDENT HO CHI MINH OF NORTH VIETNAM.

    CALLED VICTORY DRAGON, THE OPERATION BEGAN IN THE EARLY MORNING WHEN THE MARINES MOVED ACROSS THE SOUTH CHINA SEA IN UNITED STATES LANDING CRAFT, TAKING TANKS AND ARTILLERY WITH THEM.

    UNITED STATES MARINE JETS POUNDED THE ISLAND WITH CANNON AND BOMBS AS THE SOUTH KOREANS APPROACHED THE BEACHES. AS THEY HIT THE ISLAND, THE MARINES CONSOLIDATED THEIR POSITIONS AMONG THE SAND DUNES WHILE THE TANS GAVE THEM PROTECTIVE FIRE.

    THE ARTILLERY BOMBARDMENT CONTINUED AS THE TROOPS PENETRATED INLAND, THE TANKS PRECEDED WITH INFANTRY EQUIPPED WITH MINE DETECTORS.

    ONE VIETCONG WAS KILLED AND TWO WEAPONS CAPTURED IN THE ACTION, WHILE THE SOUTH KOREANS SUFFERED ONE WOUNDED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7ZQ4JUUPERL10133A2QZVZVEP
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ZQ4JUUPERL10133A2QZVZVEP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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