• Short Summary

    A GROUP OF 160 VIETNAMESE OFFICERS AND MEN WERE RECENTLY UNDERGOING TRAINING IN JUNGLE FIGHTING AND ANTI-GUERILLA OPERATIONS AT KROH, IN THE NORTH MALAYAN STATE OF PERAK.

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    A GROUP OF 160 VIETNAMESE OFFICERS AND MEN WERE RECENTLY UNDERGOING TRAINING IN JUNGLE FIGHTING AND ANTI-GUERILLA OPERATIONS AT KROH, IN THE NORTH MALAYAN STATE OF PERAK. THIS VALUABLE TRAINING FROM MALAYAN VETERANS OF TERRORIST WARFARE WAS TO BE UTILISED IN THEIR STRUGGLE AGAINST FORCES OF THE COMMUNIST VIET CONG IN THEIR HOMELAND - SOUTH VIETNAM.

    FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE WAS GAINED FROM THE MALAYANS WHO ARE STILL ENGAGED IN FIGHTING TERRORISTS OPERATING ALONG THEIR COUNTRY'S BORDER WITH THAILAND - ONLY A FEW MILES TO THE SOUTH. ONE TECHNIQUE PRACTISED WAS THAT OF ATTACKING AN ENEMY POSITION IN SINGLE FILE.

    A SCOUT MOVES STEALTHILY AHEAD OF THE LONG LINE OF MEN. WHEN IT IS SAFE TO ADVANCE HE SIGNALS THE PLATOON COMMANDER - THIS COMMANDER IN TURN SIGNALS THE ADVANCE OF THE OTHERS. AS THESE FLANKS MOVE ON, A CENTRAL BREN GUN GROUPMPINS DOWN THE "ENEMY".

    FOR TRAINING IN AMBUSH TECHNIQUE THE MALAYAN SOLDIERS CAMOUFLAGED THEMSELVES WITH BLACK PAINT AND BRANCHES. MAINTAINING COMPLETE SILENCE THEY WATCH FOR THE ENEMY TO MOVE INTO THEIR TRAP FROM WHICH ALL ESCAPE ROUTES ARE CUT OFF. IN THIS TRAINING SESSION THE ENEMY WAS PREVENTED FROM GETTING SUPPLIES OF FOOD AND INFORMATION LEFT BY SYMPATHISERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9NPCQRJ6I2I07HQR6QWJGC0RL
    Media URN:
    VLVA9NPCQRJ6I2I07HQR6QWJGC0RL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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