• Short Summary

    FIGHTING IN CHOLON LAST THURSDAY (JUNE 6) HAS FURTHER DEVASTATED THE COMBAT-TORN TWIN CITY OF SAIGON.

  • Description

    1.
    MV WRECKED BUILDING PAN DOWN TO DEBRIS IN STREET
    0.06

    2.
    MV DEAD VIET CONG (2 SHOTS)
    0.13

    3.
    MV WRECKED CAR, BUILDING, AND SOLDIERS IN STREETS
    0.24

    4.
    LV DITTO AND BURNING
    0.29

    5.
    MV DEAD BODY
    0.32

    6.
    MV TANK THROUGH STREET
    0.38

    7.
    MV WOUNDED ON STRETCHER
    0.46

    8.
    MV WOUNDED VIET CONG BEING INTERVIEWED
    0.51

    9.
    MV PAN..ACROSS CAPTURED ARMS BEING SORTED OUT BY SOLDIERS (2 SHOTS)
    1.15



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FIGHTING IN CHOLON LAST THURSDAY (JUNE 6) HAS FURTHER DEVASTATED THE COMBAT-TORN TWIN CITY OF SAIGON. IN THE DEBRIS OF THE SUBURBAN AREAS, SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT FORCES HAVE BEGUN THEIR CLEANING UP.

    WHEN THE FIGHTING STOPPED, 45 BATTLE-WEARY GUERRILLAS EMERGED FROM THE RUBBLE OF THE HOUSES TO SURRENDER TO THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE. MANY OF THEM WERE WOUNDED, SOME SERIOUSLY. MANY OF THE PRISONERS CARRIED AMERICAN CIGARETTES, AND NEARLY ALL WERE ARMED.

    WORKING FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE THROUGH CHOLON, SOUTH VIETNAMESE RANGERS FOUND 85 VIET CONG BODIES AND ABOUT 40 AUTOMATIC RIFLES. REPORTS FROM SAIGON SAY THE GUERRILLAS HAVE MADE HOLES IN THE WALLS OF CHOLON HOUSES, TO EVADE THE GOVERNMENT SEARCHES AND TO HELP THEM IN THEIR COMMUNICATIONS WITH ONE ANOTHER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAACESQGW1ZNC5IDNKYBMYLM4XF
    Media URN:
    VLVAACESQGW1ZNC5IDNKYBMYLM4XF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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