• Short Summary

    LATEST REPORTS FROM DUC CO MILITARY BASE, 650 MILES (1,050 KILOMETRES) NORTH EAST OF SAIGON, SAY THAT VIET CONG TROOPS, WHO HAD BEEN BESIEGING THE BASE FOR MORE THAN TWO MONTHS, ARE RETREATING.

  • Description

    LATEST REPORTS FROM DUC CO MILITARY BASE, 650 MILES (1,050 KILOMETRES) NORTH EAST OF SAIGON, SAY THAT VIET CONG TROOPS, WHO HAD BEEN BESIEGING THE BASE FOR MORE THAN TWO MONTHS, ARE RETREATING.

    THE SEIGE OF DUC CO STARTED 68 DAYS AGO, AND LOSSES ON BOTH SIDES ARE REPORTED TO BE HIGH.

    HELICOPTERS PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE RELIEF OF DUC CO, FLYING IN REINFORCEMENTS TO THE BESIEGED GARRISON. AS THE TROOPS MOVED IN, THE VIET CONG ARE REPORTED TO HAVE STARTED MELTING AWAY INTO THE JUNGLE, TOWARDS THE CAMBODIAN BORDER.

    TANKS MOVING UP THE HIGHWAY ALSO CUT THROUGH THE VIET CONG RANKS. MANY PRISONERS WERE TAKEN.

    ON WEDNESDAY OF LAST WEEK 21 SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS KILLED IN THE DUC CO ACTION WERE BURIED AT THE SAIGON MILITARY CEMETERY. THE BODIES HAD BEEN FLOWN TO SAIGON FROM THE DUC CO BATTLE AREA.

    THE MEN WERE BURIED WITH FULL MILITARY HONOURS, AND MEDALS WERE PINNED TO EACH COFFIN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABX31FYEA327UMLITFPYUXHBJM
    Media URN:
    VLVABX31FYEA327UMLITFPYUXHBJM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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