• Short Summary

    CONTINUED BOMBINGS BY AMERICAN AIRCRAFT FIVE MILES SOUTH OF THE DEMILITARISED ZONE ARE AIMED AT HALTING INFILTRATION BY VIET CONG FORCES.

  • Description

    CONTINUED BOMBINGS BY AMERICAN AIRCRAFT FIVE MILES SOUTH OF THE DEMILITARISED ZONE ARE AIMED AT HALTING INFILTRATION BY VIET CONG FORCES. THE DEMILITARISED ZONE IS THE 17TH PARALLEL SEPARATING SOUTH AND NORTH VIETNAM.

    BOMBS, WEIGHING BETWEEN 500 AND 750 POUNDS, ARE BEING USED O DISRUPT SUSPECTED INFILTRATION ROUTES.

    TROOPS IN THE FILM ARE MARINES OF THE THIRD DIVISION. THEY ARE INVOLVED IN OPERATION PRAIRIE III WHICH WAS LAUNCHED IN THE AREA ON MARCH 19. THE MARINES CLAIM TO HAVE KILLED 207 VIET CONG, TAKEN 165 PRISONERS AND SEIZED AN ASSORTMENT OF WEAPONS TOTALLING 35 PIECES.

    AMONG THE SOPHISTICATED WEAPONS EMPLOYED BY THE AMERICANS ARE 175 MILLIMETRE GUNS MOUNTED ON TANKS. FROM A NEARBY MILITARY BASE, THE HUGE GUNS FIRE AT POSITIONS 20 MILES (32 KM) INSIDE NORTH VIETNAM.

    THE TARGETS ARE ROADS AND MILITARY INSTALLATIONS. THE GUNS ARE ALSO USED TO ATTACK VIET CONG POSITIONS SOUTH OF THIS CAMP.

    THE GUNS HAVE BEEN THE TARGET FOR VIET CONG ATTACKS. LAST MONTH, THEY FIRED ROCKETS AND MORTARS INTO THE BASE CAMP IN ONE OF THE HEAVIEST MORTAR ATTACKS OF THE VIETNAM CONFLICT.

    THE DEMILITARISED ZONE WAS NEUTRAL UNTIL LAST SUMMER, WHEN INTERMITTENT FIGHTING AMERICAN AND VIET CONG FORCES BROKE OUT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA3S1HXJSH672HRUSZ6W4ZUJ0A
    Media URN:
    VLVAA3S1HXJSH672HRUSZ6W4ZUJ0A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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