• Short Summary

    AN ESTIMATED TWO BATTALIONS OF VIETCONG LAUNCHED A DETERMINED NIGHT ATTACK ON AN ARMOURED BATTALION OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY AT AN OUTPOST AT PHU-CUONG ABOUT 20 MILES (33 KILOMETRES) NORTH OF SAIGON ON WEDNESDAY (MARCH 23).

  • Description

    AN ESTIMATED TWO BATTALIONS OF VIETCONG LAUNCHED A DETERMINED NIGHT ATTACK ON AN ARMOURED BATTALION OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY AT AN OUTPOST AT PHU-CUONG ABOUT 20 MILES (33 KILOMETRES) NORTH OF SAIGON ON WEDNESDAY (MARCH 23).

    THE ATTACK SPARKED OFF FIERCE FIGHTING THAT LASTED SEVERAL HOURS. THE ATTACKERS SURROUNDED THE OUTPOST, BUT THEY WERE EVENTUALLY DRIVEN OFF. THE DEFENDERS CLAIMED 71 VIETCONG DEAD AND FOUR CAPTURED. A SOUTH VIETNAMESE SPOKESMAN SAID THERE WERE ONLY LIGHT CASUALTIES ON HIS SIDE.

    BUT THOUGH THE OUTPOST WAS SUCCESSFULLY HELD, IT WAS STILL BADLY DAMAGED. THE BATTALION COMMANDER'S OFFICE BUILDING WAS RUINED AND AT LEAST ONE ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIER WAS WRECKED.

    A NUMBER OF WEAPONS WERE CAPTURED, INCLUDING ARMOUR-PIERCING ROCKET LAUNCHERS AND HAND GRENADES MADE IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8U08I0UI7H1XARJLVSPS8DGP3
    Media URN:
    VLVA8U08I0UI7H1XARJLVSPS8DGP3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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