• Short Summary

    In Phnom Penh on Friday (26 March) more American military aid was unloaded from the South Vietnamese landing ship, Vung Tau.

  • Description

    GV Landing craft Vung Tau approaching deck ( 2 shots )

    SV Ship tying up.

    SV Troops coming ashore ( 2 shots )

    SV Packing crate with USA sign.

    LV Truck with stores being unloaded

    SV Jeep being unloaded

    SV Ambulance unloaded

    SV Armoured personnel carrier being unloaded ( 4 shots )

    SV Soldiers on wharf

    SV Armoured personnel carrier drives off.
    nitials CO.17.13 JL/AW/CO/17.23 N.B. Following this story, cameraman Lee Yosep, was wounded covering the Highway Four operation. He was reported to be off the highway in jungle country when shot.
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    Background: In Phnom Penh on Friday (26 March) more American military aid was unloaded from the South Vietnamese landing ship, Vung Tau. The supplies included 24 armoured personnel carriers and other vehicles from stockpiles in South Vietnam. 336 Cambodian officers and men also arrived on the Vung Tau. They had completed a ten-week course in Saigon learning how to handle the vehicles. Some of the vehicles are expected to be used to defend Highway Four, which links the capital of Phnom Penh with the country's only deep water port, Kompong Som. Heavy fighting continues along this route, with soldiers of the People's Republic of North Vietnam reported to control parts of the highway.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAYUQ9SOJCAHO7T2SHM0GW7G88
    Media URN:
    VLVAAYUQ9SOJCAHO7T2SHM0GW7G88
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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