• Short Summary

    IN VIETNAM THE RELENTLESS BATTLE AGAINST THE VIET CONG CONTINUES.PATROLS IN THE OUTLYING AREAS OF?

  • Description

    IN VIETNAM THE RELENTLESS BATTLE AGAINST THE VIET CONG CONTINUES.PATROLS IN THE OUTLYING AREAS OF THE COUNTRY PROTECT THE VILLAGERS, BUT ALMOST DAILY COME REPORTS OF ATTACK AND COUNTER ATTACK.

    IN THE MARSHY AREA AROUND THE MEKANG DELTA, VIETNAMESE TROOPS ARE AIDED BY AMERICAN ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIERS.THESE CARRIERS HAVE LITTLE DIFFICULTY IN CROSSING RIVERS, SWAMPS, OR MUDDY FIELDS.THEIR VERSATILITY, COMBINED WITH SPEED, MAKE THEM SUPREME IN THE HAZARDOUS COUNTRY.

    CONSTANT VIGILANCE FROM THE COMMANDING OFFICER, COMBINED WITH RADIO CONTACT WITH THE STRATEGIC HAMLETS, HAS LED TO MANY SUCCESSFUL OPERATIONS AGAINST THE VIET CONG.ON ONE OF THE CARRIERS IS A SYMBOLIC TROPHY; A CAPTURED VIET CONG FLAG.

    THE PRIMARY VALUE OF THE PERSONNEL CARRIERS IS TO MOVE TROOPS AT GREAT SPEED TO THE NEAREST POINT OF DANGER THAT MECHANISED TRANSPORT CAN REACH, FROM THEN ON THE TROOPS MUST GO INTO THE UNDERGROWTH ON FOOT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB7KLDJQWPUBTXOYJAA7FHZ5XY
    Media URN:
    VLVAB7KLDJQWPUBTXOYJAA7FHZ5XY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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