• Short Summary

    A WARNING SYSTEM AGAINST VIET CONG ROCKET ATTACKS WAS INTRODUCED IN SAIGON ON SATURDAY SIRENS WAILED OUT OVER THE CAPITAL IN A PRACTICE ATTACK WARNING.

  • Description

    A WARNING SYSTEM AGAINST VIET CONG ROCKET ATTACKS WAS INTRODUCED IN SAIGON ON SATURDAY SIRENS WAILED OUT OVER THE CAPITAL IN A PRACTICE ATTACK WARNING.

    VEHICLES DREW INTO THE KERBSIDE AND THEIR OCCUPANTS TOOK COVER WITH PEDESTRIANS IN DOORWAYS, WHILE POLICE WITH RIFLES ROUNDED UP STRAGGLERS. THE SIRENS WILL BE USED TO WARN OF VIET CONG ROCKET ATTACKS OR INFILTRATION INTO THE CITY.

    MEANWHILE, SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS DISPLAYED 126 HIGH EXPLOSIVE ROCKETS FOUND HIDDEN IN RICE PADDYFIELDS ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF SAIGON ON THURSDAY. THE CACHE INCLUDED 76 SOVIET MADE 122MM ROCKETS WHICH HAVE A 14 POUND (5 K.G) WARHEAD AND AN EFFECTIVE RANGE OF JUST OVER EIGHT MILES (12.8 KM). VIET CONG GUNNERS FIRED MANY OF THEM IN RECENT BARRAGES ON THE CITY.

    THE 12MM ROCKET MEASURES SIX FEET LONG AND TAKES ABOUT FOUR AND A HALF-MINUTES TO SET UP, AIM, AND FIRE. OTHER CAPTURED ARMS INCLUDED TWO ANTI-AIRCRAFT MACHINE GUNS.

    SOME OF THE WEAPONS WERE TEST FIRED BY SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC17CP7RVV37I5DS5IOFHL7C5Z
    Media URN:
    VLVAC17CP7RVV37I5DS5IOFHL7C5Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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