• Short Summary

    There has been intensive fighting in the area around Saigon as both sides in the Vietnamese conflict try to improve and consolidate their positions before the strongly-expected ceasefire.

  • Description

    1.
    LV & SV Troops advancing across highway under fire (2 shots)
    0.08

    2.
    LV Troops advancing towards Sam Soui through fields
    0.10

    3.
    LV Explosions (2 shots)
    0.13

    4.
    Machine guns fire, other troops run for cover (6 shots)
    0.37

    5.
    CU Rifleman
    0.40

    6.
    LV Soldier runs for cover
    0.45

    7.
    GV Distant explosion seen across
    0.47

    8.
    LV & CV Machine gunner firing from armoured vehicles at village across highway (4 shots)
    1.12

    9.
    LV Troops advance with explosions in background
    1.15

    10.
    CU Wounded men being carried (5 shots)
    1.41

    11.
    LV Troops searching rubble of Xom Vuon village
    1.44

    12.
    V & CU Troops in jungle prepare to fumigate area (2 shots)
    1.54

    13.
    SV & CU Shallow grave uncovered
    2.06

    14.
    LV & SV Troops fumigate area around village (3 shots)
    2.27

    15.
    SV Soldiers and civilians rain through shattered buildings (2 shots)
    2.35

    16.
    SV Possessions being carried off
    2.40

    17.
    LV & CU South Vietnamese flag on a stick
    2.48

    18.
    CU Child watching from doorway
    2.51



    Initials ESP/1454



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: There has been intensive fighting in the area around Saigon as both sides in the Vietnamese conflict try to improve and consolidate their positions before the strongly-expected ceasefire. There has bee a rise in the number of North Vietnamese troops killed in the area. Villages have been changing hands frequently - and often end up devastated and uninhabitable.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9DCY1DUZRG7VTRQU9NIKNLP3G
    Media URN:
    VLVA9DCY1DUZRG7VTRQU9NIKNLP3G
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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