• Short Summary

    AS UNITED STATES TROOPS BEGIN TO WITHDRAW FROM SOUTH VIETNAM, AND MORE WITHDRAWALS ARE PROMISED, THE LEVEL OF FIGHTING THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY HAS FALLEN.

  • Description

    AS UNITED STATES TROOPS BEGIN TO WITHDRAW FROM SOUTH VIETNAM, AND MORE WITHDRAWALS ARE PROMISED, THE LEVEL OF FIGHTING THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY HAS FALLEN. IN THE PAST WEEK THERE HAVE BEEN FOR THE MOST PART ONLY SCATTERED SKIRMISHES BETWEEN THE AMERICAN AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE ALLIES AND VIET CONG AND NORTH VIETNAMESE FORCES.

    TYPICAL OF THESE INCONCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS WAS AN OPERATION BY SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT FORCES WITH AMERICAN ADVISERS IN THE DIEN BAN DISTRICT OF QUANG NAM PROVINCE.

    ACTING ON MILITARY INTELLIGENCE THAT AT LEAST TWO BATTALIONS OF NORTH VIETNAMESE HAD INFILTRATED INTO THE DISTRICT, TWO SOUTH VIETNAMESE BATTALIONS IN TO SURROUND THE AREA.

    THEY WERE SUPPORTED BY GUN SHIPS, UNITS OF THE 14TH RIVER BOATS, AND TWO PLATOONS OF MARINE COMMANDOS.

    THOUGH THERE WAS SPORADIC FIGHTING AS THE TROOPS MOVED ALONG THE TRA KHUC RIVER, THERE WAS LITTLE CONTACT WITH THE ENEMY WHEN THEY LANDED.

    IN TWO DAYS OF SEARCHING VILLAGES IN THE AREA, ONLY TWO VIET CONG WERE KILLED, AND TWO OTHERS WERE CAPTURED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA58V5TLI8855IB8MRYU3V9TO0
    Media URN:
    VLVAA58V5TLI8855IB8MRYU3V9TO0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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