• Short Summary

    Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One) rout the Viet Cong from a base operations camp in a bamboo thicket about 20 miles east of Saigon during a recent sweep mission in the Bein Hoa Province.

  • Description

    (a).
    Infantrymen moving up accompanied by tanks and armored personnel carriers


    (b).
    Troops come under Viet Cong fire


    (c).
    Various views of air strikes on the forward area


    (d).
    Troops continue advance, burning hut in background


    (e).
    Tunnels and trenches discovered at Viet Cong base camp


    (f).
    Demolition man blows up tunnels




    Initials


    NOTE TO EDITORS: 115' 16mm color master released to CBS-TV for servicing TV and theatrical pool members. Color master to be forwarded to Army Pictorial Center, 35-11 35th Avenue, Long Island City 1, New York, within 72 hours.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One) rout the Viet Cong from a base operations camp in a bamboo thicket about 20 miles east of Saigon during a recent sweep mission in the Bein Hoa Province.

    While advancing through knows Viet Cong territory, the infantrymen, accompanied by tanks and armored personnel carriers, come under heavy enemy fire. Air support was called in to assist the ground attack to continue the assault.

    Following the air strikes, the "Big Red One" infantrymen probed the area and encountered no opposition from the Viet Cong.

    Near the end of the mission, the infantrymen discovered the Viet Cong base camp in a bamboo thicket surrounded by trenches and a huge tunnel complex. Demolition men used high explosives to destroy the tunnel complex.

    Elements of the 1st Infantry Division terminated Operation Mallet February 15. Final results show a total of 47 Viet Cong killed, and numerous camps, tunnel complexes and enemy boats destroyed during the operation.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAJCEZDC4O8FUFQC97IQRQ3B1
    Media URN:
    VLVAAJCEZDC4O8FUFQC97IQRQ3B1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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