• Short Summary

    THAI AND AMERICAN FORCES ARE TAKING PART IN A TWO-WEEK MILITARY EXERCISE ON THE COAST OF SOUTHERN THAILAND.

  • Description

    THAI AND AMERICAN FORCES ARE TAKING PART IN A TWO-WEEK MILITARY EXERCISE ON THE COAST OF SOUTHERN THAILAND. THE EXERCISE IS KNOWN AS "JUNGLE DRUM III" - AND IT IS BEING WATCHED BY A NUMBER OF HIGH RANKING THAI AND UNITED STATES OFFICERS.

    A MAJOR PART OF THE EXERCISE TOOK PLACE ON SATURDAY IN THE SAI BURA RIVER AREA. IN A MOCK AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT MARINES CAME ASHORE IN LANDING CRAFT. EXPLOSIVES SIMULATED GUNFIRE AS THE MEN RAN UP THE BEACH TO THE COVER OF THE TREES.

    DURING THE LANDING, THAI AND UNITED STATES MARINES CAME ASHORE ON ADJACENT BEACHES. THEY WERE SUPPORTED BY NAVAL VESSELS AND AIRCRAFT.

    THE "ATTACKING" MARINES MOVED STEADILY INLAND WIPING OUT THE "INSURGENTS". BEHIND THEM CAME THE HEAVIER WEAPONS OF WAR. TANKS, ARTILLERY - AND SUPPLY UNITS ROLLED OFF THE CUMBERSOME-LOOKING LANDING CRAFT.

    THE EXERCISE IS PLANNED TO TRAIN SOLDIERS IN OPERATIONS AGAINST INSURGENTS, SIMILAR TO THOSE BEING EXPERIENCED IN OTHER SOUTHEAST ASIAN TERRITORIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABAKA3JVNIT0O76EXOMVXOTQ8
    Media URN:
    VLVABAKA3JVNIT0O76EXOMVXOTQ8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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