• Short Summary

    THE CHAIRMAN OF AUSTRALIA'S JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR JOHN WILTON, IS IN VIETNAM VISITING AUSTRALIAN FORCES.

  • Description

    THE CHAIRMAN OF AUSTRALIA'S JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR JOHN WILTON, IS IN VIETNAM VISITING AUSTRALIAN FORCES. LAST SATURDAY (SEPT. 16), HE INSPECTED THE AUSTRALIAN TASK FORCE BASE AT NUI DAT, IN PHUOC TUY PROVINCE, 45 MILES NORTHEAST OF SAIGON.

    FIRST A BRIEFING BY THE COMMANDER OF THE TASK FORCE, BRIGADIER STUART GRAHAM, OF CANBERRA.....

    CONTINUING HIS TOUR, SIR JOHN, ACCOMPANIED BY MAJOR GENERAL VINCENT, COMMANDER OF THE AUSTRALIAN FORCES IN VIETNAM, VISITED THE 7TH AND 2ND BATTALIONS, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT.

    THESE BATTALIONS WERE RECENTLY INVOLVED IN A SEARCH AND DESTROY MISSION CODE-NAMED OPERATION AINSLIE. THE OPERATION SWEPT THROUGH A VIETCONG-HELD REGION 10 MILES NORTH OF THE TASK FORCE BASE. THE AUSTRALIANS EVACUATED 1,500 VIETNAMESE VILLAGERS FROM THE AREA AND THEN DESTROYED THEIR THATCHED HUTS.

    THE REFUGEES ARE NOW SETTLED IN A NEW VILLAGE CONSTRUCTED BY THE AUSTRALIANS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA85UVQPGJWX06YQI5WSW4HVH9Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA85UVQPGJWX06YQI5WSW4HVH9Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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