• Short Summary

    ARMY CASUALTIES - AMERICAN, KOREAN, VIETNAMESE AND VIET CONG - ARE CHRONICLED DAILY IN SOUTH VIETNAM.

  • Description

    ARMY CASUALTIES - AMERICAN, KOREAN, VIETNAMESE AND VIET CONG - ARE CHRONICLED DAILY IN SOUTH VIETNAM. COUNTING THE COST TO THE CIVILIAN POPULATION - THE INNOCENTS - IS MORE DIFFICULT AND LESS DETAILED.

    GOVERNMENT SOURCES IN SAIGON HAVE THEIR WORK CUT OUT CARING FOR THE HOMELESS, THE REFUGEES AND THE LIVING. NOW THAT THE VIET CONG HAVE DECLARED SAIGON "A FREE SHELLING ZONE" CIVILIAN CASUALTIES ARE MORE NUMEROUS. ONE OFFICIAL CALLED IT THE SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS.

    THE VIET CONG BROADCAST WARNINGS TO SAIGON RESIDENTS TO MOVE FROM AREAS THAT WERE DOMINATED BY AMERICAN AND SOUTH KOREAN MILITARY INSTALLATIONS BECAUSE OF THE DANGER OF AERIAL BOMBARDMENT.

    THE CIVILIANS TOOK THE HINT - AND MOVED. BUT THE VIET CONG PROVED POOR MARKSMEN. THEIR SHELLS FELL FAR FROM MILITARY TARGETS - AND LANDED ON MANY OF THE EVACUATED CIVILIANS.

    THREE HOMES WERE HIT BY A 122 MM. ROCKET SHELL. FIVE PEOPLE DIED, AMONG THEM TWO CHILDREN. TEN OTHERS WERE WOUNDED. HOSPITALS IN SAIGON ARE OVERFLOWING WITH CASUALTIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9S2GUMDVZI6C8U96EMWBF2XY
    Media URN:
    VLVA9S2GUMDVZI6C8U96EMWBF2XY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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