• Short Summary

    SOUTH KOREAN TROOPS OF THE BLACK TIGER DIVISION HAVE JOINED WITH UNITED STATES AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE SOLDIERS IN THE BATTLE FOR THE BONG SON PLAIN.

  • Description

    SOUTH KOREAN TROOPS OF THE BLACK TIGER DIVISION HAVE JOINED WITH UNITED STATES AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE SOLDIERS IN THE BATTLE FOR THE BONG SON PLAIN. ALMOST 300 MILES (485 KILOMETRES) NORTH-EAST OF SAIGON, THE AREA HAS FOR A LONG TIME BEEN THE SCENE OF BITTER, AND INCONCLUSIVE, FIGHTING BETWEEN THE VIET CONG AND THE ALLIES.

    THE ACTION ON THE BONG SON PLAIN HAS BEEN CODE-NAMED OPERATION PERSHING. IT STARTED AT THE BEGINNING OF LAST AUGUST, AND THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL ENGAGEMENTS IN THE AREA SINCE THEN.

    BUT THE FIERCEST FIGHTING HAS BEEN IN THE LAST WEEK. OFFICIALS CLAIM THAT THE TOLL OF DEAD AMONG THE VIET CONG HAS REACHED 471 ... THEY HAVE SAID, AGAIN, THAT THEIR OWN CASUALTIES HAVE BEEN WHAT THEY CALL LIGHT.

    OFFICIALS LATER SAID THEY HAD IDENTIFIED ALL THE CORPSES AS THOSE OF NORTH VIETNAMESE REGULARS. THE BLACK TIGERS SAID THEY HAD ALSO TAKEN 32 PRISONERS AND CAPTURED A VARIETY OF WEAPONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA7OJHRM6EJBKSP84NQEQH4FDT
    Media URN:
    VLVAA7OJHRM6EJBKSP84NQEQH4FDT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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