• Short Summary

    IN THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS OF VIETNAM, THE VIETCONG TODAY (TUESDAY) LAUNCHED A HEAVY ATTACK ON THE PLEI ME ARMY CAPT THAT HAS BEEN UNDER SIEGE FOR A WEEK.

  • Description

    IN THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS OF VIETNAM, THE VIETCONG TODAY (TUESDAY) LAUNCHED A HEAVY ATTACK ON THE PLEI ME ARMY CAPT THAT HAS BEEN UNDER SIEGE FOR A WEEK. THE ATTACK, WHICH REACHED WITHIN TWENTY YARDS (50 METRES) OF THE SURROUNDING FENCE, CAME AS THE DEFENDERS HOPED THE SEVEN-DAY SEIGE WAS OVER.

    LATE YESTERDAY, ARMOURED VEHICLES OF A SOUTH VIETNAMESE RELIEF COLUMN REACHED THE CAMP AFTER FIGHTING THEIR WAY THROUGH TWO AMBUSHES. BUT DESPITE THE ARRIVAL OF THE GOVERNMENT FORCE THE VIETCONG APPEAR TO HAVE RETAINED THEIR POSITIONS AROUND THE CAMP.

    THE PLEI ME GARRISON STAND NEAR A ROUTE ALONG WHICH THE VIETCONG ARE REPORTED TO FERRY MEN, ARMS, AMMUNITION AND EQUIPMENT. SO FAR, THE VIETCONG ARE SAID TO HAVE LOST ABOUT 400 MEN IN THE WEEK-LONG BATTLE. AMERICAN AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE CASUALTIES HAVE NOT BEEN DISCLOSED.

    AMERICAN COMMANDERS IN THE PLEI ME SECTOR BELIEVE THAT THE VIETCONG HAVE ABOUT 2000 MEN SURROUNDING THE BASE. FIGHTING WAS STILL GOING ON LATE TONIGHT (TUESDAY) WITH THE DEFENDERS EXCHANGING FIRE WITH THE VIETCONG FROM PREPARED POSITIONS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE PLEI ME PERIMETER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8JS7WAIT7RHXM8R6805AVR3FS
    Media URN:
    VLVA8JS7WAIT7RHXM8R6805AVR3FS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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