• Short Summary

    AMERICAN MARINES CONSTANTLY PATROL THE VIET-CONG-INFILTRATED VILLAGE COMPLEXES WITHIN A 15-MILE (24 KILOMETRES) RADIUS OF THE STRATEGIC DANANG AMERICAN AIRBASE, ABOUT 375 MILES (600 KMS) NORTHEAST OF SAIGON.

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    AMERICAN MARINES CONSTANTLY PATROL THE VIET-CONG-INFILTRATED VILLAGE COMPLEXES WITHIN A 15-MILE (24 KILOMETRES) RADIUS OF THE STRATEGIC DANANG AMERICAN AIRBASE, ABOUT 375 MILES (600 KMS) NORTHEAST OF SAIGON. IN ONE OF THESE OPERATIONS ON TUESDAY, THE MARINES KILLED FIVE VIETCONG AND TOOK 16 SUSPECTS AND THREE WEAPONS.

    THE MARINES ALSO FOUND AN AMMUNITION BELT, MANUFACTURED BY THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC, ON ONE OF THE BODIES.

    BEFORE THE PATROLS MOVED INTO THE AREA, MARINE ARTILLERY POUNDED THE AREA WITH SIX TONS OF 105MM SHELLS. THE BARRAGE LASTED FOR NEARLY HALF AN HOUR. MARINE ASSAULT UNITS ALSO DESTROYED VIETCONG BUNKERS IN THE AREA.

    (WHILE THE MARINES WERE PATROLLING THE AREA, ARMED AMERICAN HELICOPTERS STAFFED THREE VIETCONG VESSELS ABOUT 20 MILES (32 KMS) NORTHWEST OF DANANG. THE HELICOPTERS, ON A RECONNAISSANCE MISSION, SPOTTED THE VESSELS AND SWOOPED DOWN TO HIT THEM WITH MACHINE GUN AND ROCKET FIRE. SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARTILLERY ALSO POUNDED THE VESSELS FROM THE SHORE).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8TJGWP7N8GZKJSH0RE4YO2VPR
    Media URN:
    VLVA8TJGWP7N8GZKJSH0RE4YO2VPR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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