• Short Summary

    CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TRUCES IN THE VIETNAM WAR WILL BE CUT BY HALF THIS YEAR AS THE AMERICANS AND THEIR ALLIES WANT TO STOP THE VIET CONG USING THE LULL FOR RESUPPLYING THEIR FORCES.

  • Description

    CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TRUCES IN THE VIETNAM WAR WILL BE CUT BY HALF THIS YEAR AS THE AMERICANS AND THEIR ALLIES WANT TO STOP THE VIET CONG USING THE LULL FOR RESUPPLYING THEIR FORCES. THERE WILL BE FOUR TRUCE DAYS - CHRISTMAS DAY, NEW YEAR'S DAY, AND TWO DAYS AT TET - THE LUNAR NEW YEAR. BUT UNTIL CHRISTMAS THE WAR GOES RELENTLESSLY ON. THIS FILM HAS REACHED US FROM QUANG TRI, NEAR THE DEMILITARISED ZONE, AND SHOWS A SOUTH VIETNAMESE DIVISION WHICH HAS WON THE BEST REPUTATION AMONG THE VIETNAMESE ARMY UNITS.

    QUANG TRI IS THE MOST NORTHERN CITY IN SOUTH VIETNAM, AND IS THE CENTRE OF A RICH RICE GROWING AREA. IT IS ALSO THE CENTRE OF MILITARY ACTIVITIES.

    THE FIRST DIVISION OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY, HAS WON ITSELF A REPUTATION THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH FOR ITS FIGHTING QUALITIES. BASED AT HUE, FURTHER SOUTH, TROOPS OF THE FIRST DIVISION ARE CONSTANTLY IN ACTION AROUND QUANG TRI.

    THE FIRST DIVISION CLAIMED MANY VIET CONG DEAD AFTER A BATTLE IN RICE PADDIES. SEVERAL SUSPECTS WERE CAPTURED AND TAKEN BY HELICOPTER FOR QUESTIONING AT AN ARMY BASE.

    FROM A HELICOPTER THE ANCESTRAL BURIAL GROUND AT QUANG TRI LOOKS LIKE A SERIES OF HUGE BOMB CRATERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA98SZQFNWCAY4SQUK2T6NOYXTI
    Media URN:
    VLVA98SZQFNWCAY4SQUK2T6NOYXTI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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