• Short Summary

    FOR THE PAST FOUR WEEKS, UNITED STATES SPECIAL FORCES HAVE BEEN UNDER SIEGE AND ACCORDING TO THE UNITED STATES MILITARY COMMAND IN SAIGON, NORTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO CAPTURE THE CAMP WITHIN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

  • Description

    FOR THE PAST FOUR WEEKS, UNITED STATES SPECIAL FORCES HAVE BEEN UNDER SIEGE AND ACCORDING TO THE UNITED STATES MILITARY COMMAND IN SAIGON, NORTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO CAPTURE THE CAMP WITHIN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. UNITED STATES MILITARY AUTHORITIES CLAIM THAT 1,200 NORTH VIETNAMESE HAVE DIED TRYING TO TAKE THE CAMP, IN THE SOUTHWESTERN RIM OF THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS, NEAR THE CAMBODIAN BORDER.

    THE CAMP IS DEFENDED BY THE US SPECIAL FORCES WITH SOUTH VIETNAMESE SPECIAL FORCES TROOPS AND MONTAGNARD TRIBESMEN. THE MONTAGNARDS HAVE THEIR WIVES AND CHILDREN WITH THEM IN THE CAMP, AND THEY TOO HELP IN THE DEFENCE OF BU PRANG.

    AN ESTIMATED 5-THOUSAND NORTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS ARE BELIEVED TO BE MISSING IN THE AREA AROUND THE CAMP, WHICH STRADDLES SUPPLY ROUTES REGARDED AS VITAL FOR THE NORTH VIETNAMESE SPRING-WINTER CAMPAIGN.

    NORTH VIETNAMESE SOLDIERS, CAPTURED ON SORTIES OUT OF THE CAMP IN THE SURROUNDING JUNGLE, ARE SAID TO HAVE TOLD THEIR INTERROGATORS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO OVERRUN THE BASE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9GHS41086K62FNU0FFZ5KF2X7
    Media URN:
    VLVA9GHS41086K62FNU0FFZ5KF2X7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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