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    THE FIRST CASUALTY AMONG THE AUSTRALIAN TROOPS WHO RECENTLY ARRIVED IN SOUTH VIETNAM WAS ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK.

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    THE FIRST CASUALTY AMONG THE AUSTRALIAN TROOPS WHO RECENTLY ARRIVED IN SOUTH VIETNAM WAS ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK.ONE AUSTRALIAN WAS REPORTED KILLED IN A BATTLE IN THE JUNGLE NORTH OF SAIGON, IN WAR ZONE D, ON THURSDAY NIGHT.HE DIED WHILE TAKING PART IN A MIXED-FORCE CAMPAIGN AGAINST AN AREA BELIEVED TO CONTAIN 8,000 VIET CONG.THE SOLDIERS WAS SHOT BY SNIPERS.

    AUSTRALIAN TROOPS HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED IN PATROLS AND OTHER OPERATIONS ALONGSIDE UNITED STATES AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES.AFTER THURSDAY'S OPERATION IN WAR ZONE D, FORCES WERE WITHDRAWN FROM THE AREA.IT WAS UNOFFICIALLY REPORTED THAT LOSSES IN THE OPERATION IN THE ZONE AMOUNTED TO 12 DEAD AND 40 WOUNDED.THE UNITED STATES SUFFERED MOST OF THE CASUALTIES.

    ON JULY THE FOURTH, AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY, AUSTRALIAN TROOPS BASED AT BIEN HOA AIRBASE WERE EMPLOYED ON A SPECIAL PATROLLING MISSION IN JUNGLE AREAS AROUND THE BASE.INFORMATION HAD BEEN RECEIVED THAT THE VIET CONG PLANNED TO ATTACK THE BASE.THE PATROL WAS LED BY LIEUTENANT NORMAL BROWN, OF MELBOURNE, VICTORIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA1RDRZ2UJ2Z0RAAP74DAH3MJH
    Media URN:
    VLVAA1RDRZ2UJ2Z0RAAP74DAH3MJH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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