• Short Summary

    One heavy communist attack during the intermittent fighting in South Vietnam last
    week, that punctuated South Vietnamese Political manoeuvres designed to find a leadership
    acceptable enough to the communists to dissuade them from entering Saigon, the
    capital, was on the town of Trang Bang - only 30 miles (50 kilometres) outside
    the city.

  • Description

    SOUTH VIETNAM: Tran Bang
    GV AND LV Soldiers on rooftops,
    LV Soldiers taking up defensive positions in street under gunfire
    SV AND LV Soldiers running down street under fire (Editors note: unsteady camera-work due cameraman running to take cover under fire)
    LV Civilians fleeing gunfire on foot and on motorcycles (six shots)
    LV Smoke over street
    SV Troops pass on lorry
    LV AND SV Refugees running with belongings (2 shots)
    Background: One heavy communist attack during the intermittent fighting in South Vietnam last
    week, that punctuated South Vietnamese Political manoeuvres designed to find a leadership
    acceptable enough to the communists to dissuade them from entering Saigon, the
    capital, was on the town of Trang Bang - only 30 miles (50 kilometres) outside
    the city.

    Soldiers and civilians alike fled from the town on Friday (April 25) under
    rocket and rifle fire, from an estimated three battalions of communist troops.

    The previous evening South Vietnamese aircraft had bombed communist positions
    around Trang Bang. At dawn on Friday, the communist forces attacked the
    south-east edge of the town, and at mid-morning poured a barrage of rockets into
    it - following up with rifle fire. Within an hour of the rocket attack the town
    was almost deserted, with the remaining few civilians and soldiers huddled in
    whatever cover they could find.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9NQW9NFNR481S21EVMPK3NNGB
    Media URN:
    VLVA9NQW9NFNR481S21EVMPK3NNGB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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