• Short Summary

    THE STRENGTH OF AUSTRALIAN TROOPS IN EMBATTLED VIETNAM HAS BEEN BOOSTED TO 7,500-STRONG FOLLOWING THE ARRIVAL OF ANOTHER BATTALION OF SOLDIERS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).

  • Description

    THE STRENGTH OF AUSTRALIAN TROOPS IN EMBATTLED VIETNAM HAS BEEN BOOSTED TO 7,500-STRONG FOLLOWING THE ARRIVAL OF ANOTHER BATTALION OF SOLDIERS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).

    THE SOLDIERS WERE HELICOPTERED FROM THE TROOPSHIP, SYDNEY, TO THE HEAVILY-DEFENDED AUSTRALIAN TASK FORCE BASE AT NUI DAT, 30 MILES FROM SAIGON.

    THE BATTLE-READY TROOPS WERE WELCOMED AT THE BASE BY THE COMMANDER OF AUSTRALIAN FORCES IN VIETNAM, MAJOR GENERAL DAWLING VINCENT. HE EXPLAINED TO THEM THEIR ROLE IN VIETNAM.

    THE AUSTRALIAN FORCE WILL BE INCREASED TO 8,000 NAVY, ARMY AND AIR FORCE MEN EARLY NEXT YEAR WHEN A SQUADRON OF BRITISH-TYPE MAINLINE CENTURIAN TANKS ARRIVES AT NUI DAT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABUE69IMKCXLSORIXURKR281O5
    Media URN:
    VLVABUE69IMKCXLSORIXURKR281O5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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