• Short Summary

    IN THE WAKE OF A RECENT 12-DAY BATTLE BETWEEN U.S. MARINES AND NORTH VIETNAMESE REGULARS?

  • Description

    IN THE WAKE OF A RECENT 12-DAY BATTLE BETWEEN U.S. MARINES AND NORTH VIETNAMESE REGULARS JUST SOUTH OF THE DEMILITARISED ZONE, MEN OF THE 2ND BATTALION, 3RS REGIMENT MARINES TOOK TIME OUT FROM THE WAR TO IMPROVISE A FIELD CHAPEL AS THEY AWAITED THE ARRIVAL OF THEIR BATTALION CHAPLAIN.

    AS THIS UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE FILM SHOWS, THE PEWS WERE GAPING BOMB CRATERS AND THE ALTAR AMMUNITION BOXES.

    LIKE SO MUCH ELSE IN VIETNAM, THE CHAMPLAIN DROPS IN OUT OF THE SKY. THE BOND BETWEEN THE CHAPLAIN AND THESE MEN IS A CLOSE ONE. THEY HAVE SHARED THE SAME MUD AND THE SAME DIFFICULTIES. AND NOW ON A BLASTED HILL TOP THEY SHARE AND RENEW THEIR FAITH.

    THE CHAPLAIN HAS OTHER MEN TO ATTEND TO AND SO THE SERVICE IS A SHOT ONE - THE COMMUNION SIMPLE.

    AS THE CHAPLAIN'S HELICOPTER CARRIES HIM AWAY TO ANOTHER UNIT, HIS CONGREGATION DISPERSE - BACK TO THE WAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8BB9YC3S2DK4RQ1QD41U2QT5T
    Media URN:
    VLVA8BB9YC3S2DK4RQ1QD41U2QT5T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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