• Short Summary

    IN SOUTH VIETNAM LAST WEEK 17 UNITED STATES TANKS LANDED AT DA NANG. THEY ARE?

  • Description

    IN SOUTH VIETNAM LAST WEEK 17 UNITED STATES TANKS LANDED AT DA NANG. THEY ARE TO JOIN THE 1ST DIVISION WHICH IS STATIONED AT HUE AND CONTROLS THE AREA SOUTH OF THE DEMARCATION LINE BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH VIETNAM. ON SATURDAY A NEW SQUADRON OF AMERICAN FIGHTERS TOUCHED DOWN AT BIEN HOA - AND WAS IN ACTION WITHIN FIVE HOURS.

    THE TANKS ARE EQUIPPED WITH HEAVY ARMS - AND THEIR MOVEMENT TO THE HUE AREA IS PART OF A GENERAL BUILD-UP OF UNITED STATES FORCES SOUTH OF THE DEMARCATION LINE. THE TANKS CAME ASHORE ON THE BEACH AT DA NANG FROM THE TRANSPORTER LST "CAM RANH". BEFORE SETTING OFF FOR HUE THE TANKS PARADED THROUGH THE TOWN OF DA NANG.

    THE FIGHTERS WHICH LANDED AT BIEN HOA WERE A SQUADRON OF F-5A JET FIGHTERS. THEY WERE IN ACTION WITHIN FIVE HOURS OF LANDING AT THE AIR BASE. THE AIRCRAFT HAVE ONLY RECENTLY BEEN ACQUIRED BY THE U.S. AIR FORCE AND THEY ARE DESIGNED FOR CLOSE SUPPORT OF GROUND TROOPS. BUILT FOR SPEED, THEY CAN OPERATE OFF SHORT AIRSTRIPS IN FORWARD AREAS.

    THE CREWS HAD BARELY TIME TO PUT THEIR FEET ON VIETNAMESE SOIL BEFORE THEY WERE WHISKED OFF ON AN OPERATION AGAINST A SUSPECTED VIETCONG STRONGHOLD THIRTY MILES (48 KILOMETRES) FROM SAIGON.

    (MAIN ACTION IN THE VIETNAM WAR TODAY - SUNDAY - HAS BEEN ABOUT 200 MILES (380 KILOMETRES) NORTH OF SAIGON. THERE A COLUMN GOING TO THE RELIEF OF THE BESIEGED U.S. SPECIAL FORCES CAMP AT PLEI ME HAS BEEN TWICE AMBUSHED. CASUALTIES ARE SAID TO BE LIGHT.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9TMFRINPSCVNTKYEID774MUEE
    Media URN:
    VLVA9TMFRINPSCVNTKYEID774MUEE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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