• Short Summary

    UNITED STATES STRIKE AIRCRAFT RAIDED HANOI, THE NORTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL, FOR THE THIRD DAY RUNNING YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) AND FIVE OF THE PLANES WERE SHOT DOWN.

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    UNITED STATES STRIKE AIRCRAFT RAIDED HANOI, THE NORTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL, FOR THE THIRD DAY RUNNING YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) AND FIVE OF THE PLANES WERE SHOT DOWN. A SOVIET CORRESPONDENT IN HANOI HAS SAID THE RAIDS HAVE PROBABLY BEEN THE HEAVIEST YET SUFFERED BY HANOI. THIS OFFICIAL FILM, JUST RECEIVED, IS OF A PAID ON THE 12TH OF THIS MONTH.

    THE UNITED STATES HAS LOST AT LEAST 11 PLANES IN THE LAST THREE DAYS IN ATTACKS ON NORTH VIETNAM, MOSTLY HANOI. THE AMERICANS SAY FIVE WERE LOST YESTERDAY, BUT THE NORTH VIETNAMESE PUT THE FIGURE AT EIGHT SAYING THAT SEVERAL AIRMEN WERE EITHER KILLED OR CAPTURED. THERE ARE ALSO CONFLICTING STATEMENTS AS TO HOW CLOSE THE RAIDS HAVE BEEN TO THE HEAVILY POPULATED CENTRE OF HANOI.

    IN WASHINGTON, THE NATION'S TOP MILITARY LEADERS TESTIFYING BEFORE A SENATE PANEL HAVE ALL URGED CONTINUATION, IF NOT A STEPPING UP OF THE BOMBING. GENERAL JOHN MCCONNELL, THE U.S. AIR FORCE CHIEF OF STAFF, CLAIMED THAT WITHOUT THE BOMBING, NORTH VIETNAMESE TROOP LEVELS IN THE SOUTH WOULD HAVE BEEN DOUBLED.

    THE NORTH VIETNAMESE SAY THAT MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN THE AMERICAN RAIDS ON THE 12TH OF THIS MONTH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8GZZW538P3SDYC5IZ7GPRFWDL
    Media URN:
    VLVA8GZZW538P3SDYC5IZ7GPRFWDL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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