• Short Summary

    IN THE FIRST MAJOR ENCOUNTER BETWEEN GOVERNMENT TROOPS AND THE VIET CONG IN ALMOST A MONTH, A BATTALION OF GUERILLAS WAS REPULSED AFTER AN ATTACK IN FORCE ON THE VILLAGE OF DUC HOA, ABOUT 15 MILES WEST OF SAIGON.

  • Description

    IN THE FIRST MAJOR ENCOUNTER BETWEEN GOVERNMENT TROOPS AND THE VIET CONG IN ALMOST A MONTH, A BATTALION OF GUERILLAS WAS REPULSED AFTER AN ATTACK IN FORCE ON THE VILLAGE OF DUC HOA, ABOUT 15 MILES WEST OF SAIGON.

    IT WAS A VICTORY FOR THE GOVERNMENT FORCES, BUT A COSTLY ONE. SIXTEEN GOVERNMENT SOLDIERS WERE KILLED AND 36 WOUNDED. THE VIET CONG GUERILLAS LOST AN ESTIMATED 40 MEN AND A NUMBER OF THEIR WEAPONS WERE CAPTURED.

    THE VIET CONG TRIED DESPERATELY TO OVERWHELM THE VILLAGE AND DESTROY ITS POLICE HEADQUARTERS AND DISTRICT GOVERNMENT OFFICE. THEY ATTACKED THE DISTRICT OFFICE IN WAVES, BUT EACH ASSAULT WAS REPELLED.

    HEAVY AUTOMATIC WEAPONS FIRE WAS POURED INTO BUILDINGS AND THERE WAS CONSIDERABLE DESTRUCTION. AT ONE POINT THREE VIET CONG TRIED TO RAISE THEIR FLAG OVER THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND WERE KILLED IN THE ATTEMPT.

    THE GOVERNMENT TROOPS, WHO HELD OFF THE ATTACK, RECEIVED (JUNE 17) DISTINGUISHED FIGHTING MEDALS FOR THEIR SUCCESSFUL DEFENCE OF THE VILLAGE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABJC2Q7MSR5UOVFNDZRUXRXK6
    Media URN:
    VLVABJC2Q7MSR5UOVFNDZRUXRXK6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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