• Short Summary

    FOLLOWING THE FIERCE BATTLE IN GIA DINH PROVINCE IN WHICH AMERICAN AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES CLAIMED TO HAVE KILLED 17 VIET CONG, THE AREA BECAME YET ANOTHER BATTLE-SCARRED CORNER OF SOUTH VIETNAM WITH THE TRAGIC ADJUNCTS OF STUNNED REFUGEES, BURNED HOMES AND BEWILDERED CHILDREN.

  • Description

    FOLLOWING THE FIERCE BATTLE IN GIA DINH PROVINCE IN WHICH AMERICAN AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES CLAIMED TO HAVE KILLED 17 VIET CONG, THE AREA BECAME YET ANOTHER BATTLE-SCARRED CORNER OF SOUTH VIETNAM WITH THE TRAGIC ADJUNCTS OF STUNNED REFUGEES, BURNED HOMES AND BEWILDERED CHILDREN.

    NOT SINCE THE WEEK-LONG VIET CONG OFFENSIVE ON SAIGON AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS MONTH HAD THERE BEEN FIGHTING SO CLOSE TO THE CENTRE OF THE CAPITAL. FIREMEN WERE STILL DAMPING DOWN SMOULDERING BUILDINGS, DEMOLISHED BY ARTILLERY SHELLS AND AERIAL BOMBARDMENT, AS THE HOMELESS TRUDGED AWAY TO JOIN THE THOUSANDS ALREADY FILLING THE REFUGEE CAMPS.

    RED CROSS OFFICIALS WERE ON HAND TO TEND THE WOUNDED -- TROOPS AND CIVILIANS.

    SMALL-SCALE BUT PERSISTENT FIGHTING WAS REPORTED TO BE CONTINUING IN SAIGON'S WESTERN CITY LIMITS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) WHERE SOUTH VIETNAMESE UNITS HAD FAILED TO CLEAR OUT VIET CONG UNITS FROM A RESIDENTIAL AREA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA9T0JBEZVO6OBMATM5AEACOUH
    Media URN:
    VLVAA9T0JBEZVO6OBMATM5AEACOUH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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