• Short Summary

    The United States marines--the first American combat troops in South Vietnam--have all but ended their connection with Vietnam War.

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    The United States marines--the first American combat troops in South Vietnam--have all but ended their connection with Vietnam War.

    At a ceremony at the marine headquarters in Danang, the Third Marine Amphibious Force was de-activated. They will be withdrawn to Japan and Okinawa, leaving only a solitary brigade behind. At one time there were 150,000 marines stationed in South Vietnam. By last year it was down to 70,000 and with this year's withdrawals the number has reached just a few thousand. During their six years of action, the marines claim to have killed more than 50,000 Communist troops.

    SYNOPSIS: The United States marines--the first American combat troops in South Vietnam--have all but ended their connection with the Vietnam War. At a ceremony at the marine headquarters in Danang, the Third Marine Amphibious Force was de-activated. They will be withdrawn to Japan and Okinawa, leaving only a solidarity brigade behind.

    At one time there were 150,000 marines stationed in South Vietnam--the largest number they have ever put into the field. By last year the number had dwindled to 70,000 and now it is down to 18,000 and soon it will be just a few thousand.

    In their past six years of action in South Vietnam ranging from the Khe Sanh seige to the battle of Hue--the marines claim to have killed more than 50,000 Communist troops.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9HC2R83LYFEWX2AIDMBG38696
    Media URN:
    VLVA9HC2R83LYFEWX2AIDMBG38696
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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