• Short Summary

    FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS, KOREAN TROOPS HAVE BEEN CONCENTRATING THEIR SEARCH AND DESTROY OPERATION IN AND AROUND HILL 1451.

  • Description

    FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS, KOREAN TROOPS HAVE BEEN CONCENTRATING THEIR SEARCH AND DESTROY OPERATION IN AND AROUND HILL 1451. THIS HEAVILY WOODEN AREA IS SITUATED ABOUT 37 MILES SOUTH OF NHA TRANG, SOME 200 MILES NORTHEAST OF SAIGON.

    THE HILL, BELIEVE TO CONCEAL A VIETCONG GUERILLA TRAINING CENTRE, IS BEING BOMBARDED BY ARTILLERY CALLED IN BY THE KOREANS OF THE WHITE HORSE DIVISION. THE TROOPS ARE INVOLVED IN AN OPERATION NAMED AFTER THEIR DIVISION. IT WAS LAUNCHED ON JUNE 24.

    THE HILL'S MANY CAVES ARE BEING EXPLORED BY THE KOREANS FOR VIETCONG CAMPS....A DESERTED HUT WAS FOUND AND FROM IT EMERGED A GOAT.

    ARMED AMERICAN HELICOPTERS DROP SUPPLIES FOR THE TROOPS.

    ALTHOUGH NO BASE CAMP WAS FOUND, THE KOREANS FIRMLY BELIEVES THAT THE REBELLIOUS MONTAGNARDS -- HILL TRIBESMEN -- RECEIVED GUERILLA TRAINING IN THE AREA. THESE TRIBESMEN WERE SAID TO HAVE JOINED THE VIETCONG IN ATTACKING THE THREE MILITARY BASES ALONG THE COAST FACING THE SOUTH CHINA SEA RECENTLY. THE TRIBESMEN'S INVOLVEMENT IN THIS ATTACK WAS REVEALED BY SOME OF THEIR CAPTURED COLLEAGUES DURING INTERROGATION.

    SO FAR, THE KOREANS CLAIMED TO HAVE KILLED 12 GUERILLAS, CAPTURED TWO AND SEIZED A SMALL QUANTITY OF AMMUNITION. THE KOREANS LOST TWO MEN WHOSE SUPPLY HELICOPTER WAS DOWNED BY GUERILLA GROUND FIRE IN THE INITIAL STAGES OF THE OPERATION. TWO AMERICAN PILOTS WERE ALSO KILLED WHEN THEIR JETS WERE SHOT DOWN DURING AN AIR STRIKE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABUL467J0QD6PRXRW89CD13OFB
    Media URN:
    VLVABUL467J0QD6PRXRW89CD13OFB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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