• Short Summary

    IN SOUTH VIETNAM, THE SEARCH FOR VIETCONG GOES ON RELENTLESSLY. SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS RECENTLY CONDUCTED?

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    IN SOUTH VIETNAM, THE SEARCH FOR VIETCONG GOES ON RELENTLESSLY. SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS RECENTLY CONDUCTED A HOUSE-TO-HOUSE SEARCH IN ONE VILLAGE SOUTH-EAST OF SAIGON AND DETAINED 600 PEOPLE FOR INTERROGATION.

    THE VILLAGE WAS HOA LONG, ONE MILE (KM) FROM THE AUSTRALIAN TASK FORCE HEADQUARTERS 40 KMILES (64 KMS) FROM SAIGON. THE RAID FOLLOWED SIX MONTHS OF PACIFICATION WORK BY THE AUSTRALIAN TASK FORCE.

    THE AUSTRALIANS HAD BUILT THE VILLAGE A NEW MARKET, REPAIRED THE SCHOOL AND GIVEN THE VILLAGERS FREE RICE, MEDICAL AND DENTAL TREATMENT. RECENTLY, HOWEVER, AN AUSTRALIAN MILITARY POLICEMAN WAS KILLED BY A SNIPER ON THE VILLAGE OUTSKIRTS AND S SOUTH VIETNAMESE SOLDIER MURDERED INSIDE.

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS ROUNDED UP 600 VIETCONG SUSPECTS AGED FROM 12 TO 45, LOADED THEM ON TO ARMY TRUCKS AND TOOK THEM TO A NEARBY INTERROGATION CENTRE.

    THE VILLAGERS WERE QUESTIONED INDIVIDUALLY BY SOUTH VIETNAMESE INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS. AFTER THE VIETCONG WERE SIFTED OUT THE REMAINDER WERE ALLOWED TO RETURN HOME.

    ONE OF THE VIETCONG TOLD INTERPRETERS HE HAD RETURNED TO HIS VILLAGE FOR A REST FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOUR YEARS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9ZXZB8BY3LQ25YADVUD48YBTT
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ZXZB8BY3LQ25YADVUD48YBTT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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