• Short Summary

    THE SAIGON GOVERNMENT HAS WARNED OF AN IMPENDING VIET CONG OFFENSIVE, TIMED TO COINCIDE WITH THE NINTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT, THE POLITICAL WING OF THE VIET CONG.

  • Description

    THE SAIGON GOVERNMENT HAS WARNED OF AN IMPENDING VIET CONG OFFENSIVE, TIMED TO COINCIDE WITH THE NINTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT, THE POLITICAL WING OF THE VIET CONG. THE WARNING CAME YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) IN A PROTEST NOTE TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONTROL COMMISSION ON INDO-CHINA OVER VIET CONG ROCKET ATTACKS ON SAIGON WHICH CULMINATED IN THE DEATH OF A WOMAN AND INJURIES TO 12 OTHERS AT TAN SON NHUT AIRPORT.

    THE LATEST ATTACKS, WHICH BEGAN LAST WEDNESDAY, (18 DECEMBER) ARE THE FIRST IN FOUR MONTHS.

    IN THE ATTACK ON THE SAIGON AIRPORT, A BARRAGE OF FOUR 122-MILLIMETRE RUSSIAN-MADE ROCKETS SLAMMED INTO BUILDINGS AND INSTALLATIONS. AMONG THE INJURED WERE FIVE CHILDREN.

    ALL WERE FAMILIES OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE SERVICEMEN LIVING IN A HOUSING COMPOUND WITHIN THE AIR BASE.

    AMERICAN AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE INTELLIGENCE SOURCES HAD PREDICTED VIET CONG OFFENSIVES ON THREE COMMEMORATIVE DAYS OVER THIS WEEKEND -- THE START OF THE VIET MINH STRUGGLE AGAINST THE FRENCH 23 YEARS AGO YESTERDAY, THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE N.L.F. TODAY, AND NORTH VIETNAM'S ARMY DAY ON MONDAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABY2XL31YRWF9MQ14VWYK8D23
    Media URN:
    VLVABY2XL31YRWF9MQ14VWYK8D23
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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