• Short Summary

    This National Broadcasting Company film from Dong Da, a small hilltop South Vietnamese fire-base seven miles inside Laos, seems to indicate that the South Vietnamese, despite losses, are not ready to give up their Laos operation yet.

  • Description

    This National Broadcasting Company film from Dong Da, a small hilltop South Vietnamese fire-base seven miles inside Laos, seems to indicate that the South Vietnamese, despite losses, are not ready to give up their Laos operation yet. It shows troops digging in, putting up wire on the base perimeter, and storing ammunition, as artillery firing goes on and U.S. air strikes pass overhead.

    On Sunday 28th South Vietnam was still silent on the extent of its losses in the biggest battle so far of the Loatian campaign, but military spokesmen claimed Hanoi lost a total of 19 tanks in bitter fighting for the strategic Hill 31.

    While the South Vietnamese have refused to disclose their casualties in continuous attacks by waves of North Vietnamese troops, they have claimed complete control of the hill. But there is little doubt that a battalion of crack Saigon paratroopers and an artillery unit were badly mauled when communist forces and tanks pierced their defences two days ago.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB2Q1HHT628A39U5DLTDSA7689
    Media URN:
    VLVAB2Q1HHT628A39U5DLTDSA7689
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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