• Short Summary

    THE BIGGEST BATCH OF NORTH VIETNAMESE AND VIET CONG EVER TO SURRENDER AT ONE TIME - 110 OFFICERS AND MEN - HAVE GIVEN THEMSELVES UP.

  • Description

    THE BIGGEST BATCH OF NORTH VIETNAMESE AND VIET CONG EVER TO SURRENDER AT ONE TIME - 110 OFFICERS AND MEN - HAVE GIVEN THEMSELVES UP. THEY SURRENDER AT A CROSS ROADS NEAR BIEN HOA, THREE MILES NORTH OF SAIGON, SCENE FOR THE PAST FIVE DAYS ON INTENSIVE FIGHTING.

    AMONG THOSE WHO SURRENDERED WERE THE DEPUTY COMMANDER OF THE CRACK DONG NAI REGIMENT AND TWO COMPANY COMMANDERS.

    THE GUERRILLAS, MANY OF THEM WOUNDED, SAID THEY COULD NO LONGER PUT UP WITH THE COMBAT CONDITIONS IMPOSED BY THE VIET CONG. THEY SAID THEY HAD INSUFFICIENT FOOD AND AMMUNITION.

    IT WAS THE LARGEST NUMBER OF GUERRILLAS TO GIVE THEMSELVES UP AT ONE TIME SINCE THE VIETNAM WAR BEGAN. WITH THEM THEY BROUGHT 80 ASSORTED WEAPONS. HUNGRY AND DISHEVELLED THEY WERE DRIVEN TO DETENTION CENTRES, INTERROGATED AND GIVEN FOOD.

    EARLIER IN THE DAY THE AREA IN WHICH THEY SURRENDERED WAS THE SCENE OF A FIERCE BATTLE WITH 29 CASUALTIES ON THE VIET CONG SIDE.

    DESPITE THE SUCCESSES SENIOR ARMY OFFICERS IN SAIGON ARE STILL EXPECTING NEW WAVES OF ATTACKS ON SAIGON.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9864IB9G71CFLN1NVMVT0GA87
    Media URN:
    VLVA9864IB9G71CFLN1NVMVT0GA87
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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