• Short Summary

    THE FIRST CONTINGENT OF SOUTH KOREAN TROOPS SENT TO SERVE IN SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARRIVED IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).

  • Description

    THE FIRST CONTINGENT OF SOUTH KOREAN TROOPS SENT TO SERVE IN SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARRIVED IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).ABOUT 600 TROOPS CAME ASHORE FROM THREE TRANSPORT AS THE VANGUARD OF A 2000-STRONG FORCE OF SPECIALISTS AND NON-COMBATANT TROOPS.

    THE DECISION TO SEND THE TROOPS TO SOUTH VIETNAM WAS TAKEN BY THE SOUTH KOREAN COMMUNITY EARLY THIS YEAR.IT WAS STATED AT THE TIME THAT THEIR ROLE WOULD BE OF A SUPPORTING NATURE AND THEY WOULD BE USED IN COMBAT AGAINST THE VIET CONG.

    A SPECIAL UNIT WAS FORMED BY SOUTH KOREA FOR THE PURPOSE AND IT INCLUDES ENGINEERS, TRANSPORT, A SELF-DEFENCE INFANTRY BATTALION, A COMPANY OF MARINES AND A SOUTH KOREAN NAVY CREW FOR MANNING LANDING SHIPS.

    THE GREETING WAS WARM FOR THE SOUTH KOREANS AND CROWD CARRIED BANNERS WRITTEN WITH SLOGANS LIKE 'LONE LIVE SOUTH VIETNAMESE-SOUTH KOREAN FRIENDSHIP'.BEFORE LEAVING OFF TO THEIR NEW QUARTERS THE TROOPS FORMED UP IN CLOSE-ORDER FOR AN ADDRESS OF WELCOME.

    THE TROOPS ARE EXPECTED TO PREPARE FOR THE ARRIVAL OF THE REST OF THE CONTINGENT.LATER, THEY'LL JOIN SOUTH VIETNAMESE UNITS IN THE FIELD, UNDERTAKING THE PARTICULAR TASKS FOR WHICH THEY'VE BEEN TRAINED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA86FJ1OYUB1N2437I3P6RQLHCN
    Media URN:
    VLVA86FJ1OYUB1N2437I3P6RQLHCN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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