• Short Summary

    DESPITE THE MOUNTING AIR CAMPAIGN AGAINST NORTH VIETNAM, GOVERNMENT FORCES SOUTH OF THE SEVENTEENTH PARALLEL ARE CONTINUING THE WAR AGAINST THE VIET CONG ON THE GROUND.

  • Description

    DESPITE THE MOUNTING AIR CAMPAIGN AGAINST NORTH VIETNAM, GOVERNMENT FORCES SOUTH OF THE SEVENTEENTH PARALLEL ARE CONTINUING THE WAR AGAINST THE VIET CONG ON THE GROUND. THEIR LATEST SUCCESS WAS AT VUNG RO BAY, 240 MILES (384 KMS) NORTH OF SAIGON, WHEN THEY CAPTURED A VIET CONG ARMS DUMP ON SUNDAY.

    IT WAS AT VUNG RO BAY THAT SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES LAST MONTH CAPTURED A VIET CONG SUPPLY VESSEL CARRYING MORE THAN 2 THOUSAND WEAPONS AND LARGE QUANTITIES OF AMMUNITION.

    THE LATEST CACHE WAS REVEALED BY A VIET CONG DEFECTOR, WHO LED GOVERNMENT TROOPS TO THE SPOT. VIET CONG GUARDING THE ARMS DUMP CLASHED WITH GOVERNMENT FORCES, BUT WERE ROUTED IN A BRIEF BATTLE DURING WHICH SOUTH VIETNAMESE 'SKYRAIDER' AIRCRAFT BOMBED THE VIET CONG POSITIONS.

    AFTERWARDS, A COUNT OF THE ARMS HAUL AND THE TALLY REVEALED TWO 60-MILLIMETRE MORTARS; FIVE HEAVY MACHINE GUNS; 37 SUBMACHINE GUNS; MORE THAN 450 RIFLES OF VARIOUS MAKES AND ABOUT TWO TONS OF AMMUNITION OF DIFFERENT CALIBRE.

    THE WEAPONS WERE LATER FERRIED BACK TO GOVERNMENT OUTPOSTS WHERE MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONTROL COMMISSION INSPECTED THE ARMS.

    IN THE MEANTIME, GOVERNMENT FORCES ARE CONTINUING THEIR OPERATIONS AROUND VUNG RO, WHICH IS IN TUY HAO PROVINCE. THE AREA IS AN ACKNOWLEDGED VIET CONG STRONGHOLD AND TROOP CARRYING HELICOPTERS SUPPORTED BY FIGHTER-BOMBERS HAVE BEEN IN ACTION ALMOST CONTINUOUSLY SINCE SUNDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAGISX8X1LDD9BPY0HO3KS6X5S
    Media URN:
    VLVAAGISX8X1LDD9BPY0HO3KS6X5S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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