• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT TROOPS THIS MONTH CONTINUED THEIR DRIVE AGAINST VIETCONG-HELD JUNGLE CAMPS. HERE JAN?

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    SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT TROOPS THIS MONTH CONTINUED THEIR DRIVE AGAINST VIETCONG-HELD JUNGLE CAMPS. HERE JAN 11, IN KIEN HOA PROVINCE, THE TROOPS IN AMERICAN UNIFORMS, STEEL HELMETS AND BAYONETS POISED - PENETRATED ONE ABANDONED CAMP AND FOUND THEMSELVES FACING MORE TROOPS - ALSO IN AMERICAN UNIFORM. BUT THE LATTER WERE DUMMIES, REPORTED USED FOR BAYONET PRACTICE.

    THE GOVERNMENT TROOPS PRODDED EACH ONE, THEN SET FIRE TO THEM. OTHERS PEELED COMMUNIST POSTERS OFF TREES AND TORE DOWN SIMILAR INSCRIPTIONS HANGING FROM THE TREES. BOTH ATTACKED SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM AND THE US FOR SUPPLYING AID TO HIM.

    BEFORE WITHDRAWAL, THE VIETCONG TROOPS, AS USUAL, DESTROYED BRIDGES NOT A DIFFICULT TASK: THEY WERE OF BAMBOO, AND EASY TO REBUILD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC4IWDCAGMZJ5UAFA3S75FOMAY
    Media URN:
    VLVAC4IWDCAGMZJ5UAFA3S75FOMAY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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