• Short Summary

    A FURTHER 13-HUNDRED MEMBERS OF THE THAI BLACK PANTHER DIVISION ARRIVED IN SAIGON BY SHIP YESTERDAY (MONDAY) TO JOIN OTHER THAI TROOPS NOW ENGAGED IN THE CONFLICT.

  • Description

    A FURTHER 13-HUNDRED MEMBERS OF THE THAI BLACK PANTHER DIVISION ARRIVED IN SAIGON BY SHIP YESTERDAY (MONDAY) TO JOIN OTHER THAI TROOPS NOW ENGAGED IN THE CONFLICT.

    THE FIRST CONTINGENT - NUMBERING 15-HUNDRED - ARRIVED IN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL LAST WEEK.

    THE NEW THAI ARRIVALS ARE UNDER THE COMMAND OF MAJOR-GENERAL THAWEE, COMMANDER OF THE PHANTER INFANTRY DIVISION. HE WAS WELCOMED BY THE OFFICER-IN-CHARGE OF THAI FORCES IN SOUTH VIETNAM, MAJOR-GENERAL CHALARD.

    THE 3,300 THAI TROOPS NOW IN VIETNAM NUMBER MORE THAN A QUARTER OF THE TOTAL FORCE OF 12-THOUSAND MEN FROM THAILAND WHO WILL EVENTUALLY JOIN THE VIETNAMESE CONFLICT.

    THE PHANTER DIVISION IS REGARDED AS ONE OF THE TOP FIGHTING UNITS OF THE ENTIRE THAI MILITARY FORCES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAKUKI48EKK9H6CUYHHG8X3D8U
    Media URN:
    VLVAAKUKI48EKK9H6CUYHHG8X3D8U
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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