• Short Summary

    THE SOUTH VIETNAM NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT -- DESCRIBED AS THE POLITICAL ARM OF THE VIET CONG -- THIS WEEK CLAIMED TO HAVE CAUSED SUNDAY'S EXPLOSION AT THE BEIN HOA AIR BASE, NEAR SAIGON.

  • Description

    THE SOUTH VIETNAM NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT -- DESCRIBED AS THE POLITICAL ARM OF THE VIET CONG -- THIS WEEK CLAIMED TO HAVE CAUSED SUNDAY'S EXPLOSION AT THE BEIN HOA AIR BASE, NEAR SAIGON. A TELEGRAM FROM THE ORGANISATION'S YOUTH MOVEMENT CLAIMING RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE INCIDENT WAS READ OUT AT A YOUTH MEETING IN PARIS ON TUESDAY.

    MEANWHILE, BIEN HOA BASE IS OPERATIONAL AGAIN. AMERICAN DEMOLITION EXPERTS HAVE EITHER DETONATED OR REMOVED UNEXPLODED BOMBS FROM THE AREA OF THE LOADING RAMP. THE TASK OF CLEANING UP THE AIR BASE IS IN FULL SWING.

    THE AMERICAN COMMANDER AT BIEN HOA SAID THE EXPLOSION WAS AN ACCIDENT. IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE CHAIN OF EXPLOSIONS STARTED WHEN A BOMB WENT OFF SPONTANEOUSLY IN A B-57 JET BOMBER. TWENTY-SEVEN AMERICANS AND ONE VIETNAMESE WERE KILLED AND SOME 300 INJURED. TEN U.S. CANBERRA BOMBERS AND 25 VIETNAMESE SKYRAIDERS AND SEVERAL OTHER SMALLER AIRCRAFT WERE DESTROYED.

    (NINETY U.S. AIR FORCE JETS TODAY ATTACKED A MILITARY COMPLEX 55 MILES (90 KILOMETRES) SOUTH OF HANOI -- THE CLOSEST RAID TO THE NORTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL SINCE THE AIR STRIKES BEGAN LAST FEBRUARY.)
    (FORTY F-105 THUNDERCHIEFS, SUPPORTED BY 50 OTHER JETS, DROPPED 75 TONS OF BOMBS ON THE MILITARY BASE AT QUANG SUOI, AND ON THE PHU QUIU AMMUNITION DEPOT 150 MILES (201 KILOMETRES) SOUTH OF HANOI.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABVNXIO1QHS3X4FHNMLFXCJIHA
    Media URN:
    VLVABVNXIO1QHS3X4FHNMLFXCJIHA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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