• Short Summary

    THESE AMERICAN TROOPS ARE MEMBERS OF THE NEWLY FORMED AMERICAN DIVISION. (EDITORS: AMERICAN IS CORRECT).?

  • Description

    THESE AMERICAN TROOPS ARE MEMBERS OF THE NEWLY FORMED AMERICAN DIVISION. (EDITORS: AMERICAN IS CORRECT). THEY ARE INVOLVED IN OPERATION "WHEELER-WALLOWA", NAMED BY AMERICAN VICE PRESIDENT HUBERT HUMPHREY DURING HIS VISIT TO EMBATTLED VIETNAM IN NOVEMBER.

    THE AREA BEING SEARCHED IS CALLED TAM KY, A FISHING VILLAGE IN QUANG TIN PROVINCE WHICH FACES THE SOUTH CHINA SEA AND IS SOME 350 MILES NORTHEAST OF SAIGON.

    THE TROOPS SET FIRE TO THIS VILLAGE BECAUSE THEN SUSPECTED ITS OCCUPANTS WERE PROVIDING COVER TO THE COMMUNIST GUERILLAS.

    SINCE THE START OF THE OPERATION ON NOVEMBER 7, AMERICAN TROOPS REPORTED HAVING KILLED 2,705 GUERILLAS, CAPTURED 1,730 AND SEIZED MORE THAN 500 WEAPONS COMPARED WITH 248 AMERICANS KILLED AND 1,112 WOUNDED.

    THE AMERICANS ARE BEING SUPPORTED BY AIRSTRIKES, HELICOPTER GUNSHIPS AND ARTILLERY.

    IMMEDIATELY AFTER AN AREA HAS BEEN HIT BY ARTILLERY, ARMOURED VEHICLES RUSH TROOPS TO THE SCENE TO TRACK DOWN THE FLEEING GUERILLAS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABKBGIZJ3PHV7MXTFSOKARNDHJ
    Media URN:
    VLVABKBGIZJ3PHV7MXTFSOKARNDHJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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