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    SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT TROOPS WERE FERRIED IN HELICOPTERS TO A BATTLE AREA LAST WEEK. THERE?

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    SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT TROOPS WERE FERRIED IN HELICOPTERS TO A BATTLE AREA LAST WEEK. THERE THEY KILLED 35 COMMUNIST VIET CONG TROOPS, AND CAPTURED 50 MORE. WITH AMERICAN TROOPS ACCOMPANYING THEM, THE GOVERNMENT TROOPS FOUGHT THE ACTION AGAINST A FAST-MOVING ENEMY IN THE DIFFICULT CONDITIONS OF THE PADDY FIELDS.

    DURING THE ACTION. A HELICOPTER WAS SHOT DOWN BY THE VIET CONG SOLDIERS, AND THE CREW WOUNDED. ANOTHER AIRCRAFT BEING USED IN THIS THEATRE IS THE ONCE-FAMILIAR SECOND WORLD WAR B-26, A BOMBER WELL-SUITED TO THE PIN-POINT ATTACK NECESSARY IN A WAR AGAINST GUERRILLAS. THE B-26s ARE DIRECTED ON TO THEIR TARGET BY RADIO-LINK WITH A GROUND STATION. WHEN THEY HAVE CARRIED OUT THE BOMBING, TROOPS MOVE IN AND CLEAR THE POSITION. HUTS AND SUPPLIES ARE DESTROYED BY FIRE IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE THE LAND AS INHOSPITABLE AS POSSIBLE FOR THE GUERRILLAS.

    A NEW TYPE OF HELICOPTER HAS BEEN DEVELOPED FOR THE FIGHTING IN VIETNAM. THEY ARE HEAVILY ARMED WITH MACHINE-GUNS AND ROCKETS,AND ARE PROVING TO BE ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE PIECES OF EQUIPMENT INTRODUCED DURING THE WAR. THE HELICOPTERS ARE USED TO FERRY TROOPS INTO ACTION, TO DIRECT FIRE OPERATIONS, AND TO RESCUE THE WOUNDED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABWWJPWIEEWYEJML2AY3PPVGO0
    Media URN:
    VLVABWWJPWIEEWYEJML2AY3PPVGO0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1962
    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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