• Short Summary

    THE AMERICAN TROOP-BUILDUP IN EMBATTLED VIETNAM CONTINUES. LAST WEEKEND MARKED THE ARRIVAL OF THE FIRST?

  • Description

    THE AMERICAN TROOP-BUILDUP IN EMBATTLED VIETNAM CONTINUES. LAST WEEKEND MARKED THE ARRIVAL OF THE FIRST CONTINGENT OF THE 4,000-MAN 199TH LIGHT INFANTRY BRIGADE.

    THE BRIGADE WILL BOOST THE TOTAL STRENGTH OF AMERICAN FORCES IN VIETNAM TO ABOUT 366,000. EXCLUDING THE NEW FORCE, THERE ARE 362,000 AMERICAN TROOPS IN THE COUNTRY COMPARED WITH ABOUT 320,000 SOUTH VIETNAMESE REGULARS.

    THE ADVANCE CONTINGENT LANDED FROM THE UNITED STATES NAVY TROOPSHIP "SULTAN" AT VUNG TAU, ABOUT 45 MILES SOUTHEAST OF SAIGON. THE LANDING AREA IS ONLY A FEW MILES FROM THE SCENE OF LAST FRIDAY'S VIETCONG ATTACK ON THE VIETNAMESE RECRUIT.

    THE BRIGADE, CONSISTING OF THREE INFANTRY BATTALIONS AND SUPPORTING ARMOURED AND ENGINEERING UNITS HAD BEEN TRAINED FOR HIGHLY MOBILE WARFARE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC1BDER7QZ55RK4W2OA8JW6IJZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAC1BDER7QZ55RK4W2OA8JW6IJZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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