• Short Summary

    AN EXHIBITION OF ARMS CAPTURED FROM THE COMMUNIST VIET-CONG FORCES IS CURRENTLY ATTRACTING GREAT INTEREST IN SAIGON, CAPITAL OF SOUTH VIET-NAM.

  • Description

    AN EXHIBITION OF ARMS CAPTURED FROM THE COMMUNIST VIET-CONG FORCES IS CURRENTLY ATTRACTING GREAT INTEREST IN SAIGON, CAPITAL OF SOUTH VIET-NAM.

    PRESENT ON OPENING DAY -SEPT 3- WERE THE SOUTH VIET-NAMESE DEFENCE CHIEF, NGUYEN DINH THUAN; CHIEF OF STAFF, GENERAL NGUYEN KHANH; SECRETARY OF STATE FOR CIVIC ACTION, NGO TRONG HIEU; AND GENERAL LIONEL McBARR, CHIEF OF THE AMERICAN MILITARY ADVISORY AND ASSISTANCE GROUP.

    THE ARMS INCLUDED HEAVY MACHINE-GUNS, AUTOMATIC RIFLES, TOMMY-GUNS, MORTAR COMPONENTS, AND THREE AMMUNITION LOADING MACHINES. THEY WERE CAPTURED BY GOVERNMENT FORCES IN A JULY 14 BATTLE IN THE KIEN PHONG PROVINCE. 176 VIET-CONG WERE KILLED, AND 11 TAKEN PRISONER. GOVERNMENT TROOPS PURSUED THE RETREATING VIET-CONG AND ENGAGED THEM AGAIN ON JULY 16, RESULTING IN FURTHER CASUALTIES FOR THE VIET-CONG.

    GENERAL NGUYEN KHANH EXPLAINED THE TWO-DAY BATTLE ON A SCALE-MODEL OF THE AREA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8QU7B89QB20ZDJ1DGAR6P6SQX
    Media URN:
    VLVA8QU7B89QB20ZDJ1DGAR6P6SQX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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