• Short Summary

    Reports from South Vietnam said on Saturday (4 January) that heavy fighting was in progress around the besieged town of Phuoc Binh, 75 miles (120 kilometres) north of Saigon.

  • Description

    Reports from South Vietnam said on Saturday (4 January) that heavy fighting was in progress around the besieged town of Phuoc Binh, 75 miles (120 kilometres) north of Saigon.

    It risked becoming the first provincial capital to fall to communist forces since the South Vietnam peace accords nearly two years ago. The communist campaign among the wooded foothills of Phuoc Long province has left nearly 1,300 Government militia men missing.

    Because of this, airlifting reinforcements into the area became a matter of extreme urgency and an operation involving helicopter transportation was mounted from Bien Hoa airbase, near Saigon.

    Phuoc Binh is the Saigon Government's last foothold in Phuoc Long province, following the three-weak-long communist campaign. The Saigon command reported fighting just 800 yards (metres) from the provincial headquarters, but in its last report said that the garrison was holding out.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABMV78EFSYGMW00LXH8G5RC1C2
    Media URN:
    VLVABMV78EFSYGMW00LXH8G5RC1C2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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