• Short Summary

    COMMUNIST VIET CONG GUERILLAS AMBUSHED SOUTH VIETNAMESE SOLDIERS AND FOUR U.S. MILITARY INSTRUCTORS TRAINING THEM?

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    COMMUNIST VIET CONG GUERILLAS AMBUSHED SOUTH VIETNAMESE SOLDIERS AND FOUR U.S. MILITARY INSTRUCTORS TRAINING THEM IN VILLAGE DEFENCE TACTICS, NEAR DA NANG, IN QUANGNAM PROVINCE, SOME 600 MILES NORTH OF SAIGON, SOUTH VIETNAM'S CAPITAL, APRIL 8.

    U.S HELICOPTERS FLEW TROOPS IN TO SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS. AMONG THE DEAD THEY FOUND TWO OF THE U.S. INSTRUCTIONS; THERE WAS NO SIGN OF THE OTHER TWO. THEIR LOSS IS THE FIRST REGISTERED IN THE U.S. CAMPAIGN OF SUPPORT TO TRY TO RELEASE SOUTH VIETNAM FROM THE GRIP OF THE VIET CONG.

    LAST RADIO MESSAGES FROM THE AMBUSHED TROOPS SAID: "UNDER HEAVY ATTACK FROM ALL SIDES ... COMPLETELY ENCIRCLED BY ENEMY, ... AMMUNITION EXPENDED"... AND FINALLY: "WE ARE BEING OVERRUN." TROOPS IN U.S. HELICOPTERS SPED OUT TO THEM BUT FOUND NO SURVIVORS. ONLY THE BODIES OF TWO VIETNAMESE TRAINEES.

    IN THE CAMPAIGN, GUERILLAS PUT BOOBY TRAPS UNDER SOUTH VIETNAMESE SOLDIERS KILLED IN THE FIGHTING TO CAUSE MORE CASUALTIES. TODAY, THE FIRST MOVE IN RECOVERIES BODIES IS MADE BY A LONG ROPE ATTACHED TO THE WRISTS OF THE SLAIN. THEN, FROM A SAFE DISTANCE, THE RECOVERY MEN PULL ON THE ROPE TO HAUL THE CORPSES AWAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9781UGVJZO17R6Q8JZWYMQ9S3
    Media URN:
    VLVA9781UGVJZO17R6Q8JZWYMQ9S3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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