• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES SEIZED A LARGE ARMS CACHE DURING A FIERCE BATTLE WITH VIET CONG IN THE MEKONG DELTA PROVINCE OF KIEN HOA ON WEDNESDAY.

  • Description

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES SEIZED A LARGE ARMS CACHE DURING A FIERCE BATTLE WITH VIET CONG IN THE MEKONG DELTA PROVINCE OF KIEN HOA ON WEDNESDAY. PRINTING EQUIPMENT WAS ALSO CAPTURED.

    THE SCENE OF THE BATTLE NEAR BINH DAI DISTRICT, 40 MILES SOUTH OF SAIGON, INVOLVED THREE COMPANIES OF GOVERNMENT TROOPS ENGAGED IN OPERATION "CUU LONG" LAUNCHED ON MONDAY.

    THE ARMS WERE FOUND IN TWO BUNKERS AND CONSISTED OF 328 ASSORTED WEAPONS, SIX TONS OF AMMUNITION AND 200 "BANGALORE TORPEDOES", USED FOR BLOWING UP BARBED WIRE CARRIERS. THE BUNKER'S WERE SITUATED NEAR WATERWAYS GIVING ACCESS TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA.

    THE GOVERNMENT FORCES CLAIM THEY KILLED 82 VIET CONG AND CAPTURED 19 OTHERS, WHILE SUFFERING ONLY LIGHT CASUALTIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA88YMGEQ99LJ2YLPO9LBC3LJ6X
    Media URN:
    VLVA88YMGEQ99LJ2YLPO9LBC3LJ6X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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