• Short Summary

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT HAS INCREASED ITS SPECIAL FORCE IN KHE SANH, ABOUT 10 MILES FROM THE LAOTIAN BORDER.

  • Description

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT HAS INCREASED ITS SPECIAL FORCE IN KHE SANH, ABOUT 10 MILES FROM THE LAOTIAN BORDER.THIS IS BECAUSE OF THE GROWING STRENGTH OF COMMUNIST VIETCONG TROOPS ACROSS THE BORDER.

    KHE SANH IS THE HOME OF NINE THOUSAND MONTAGNARDS (MOUNTAIN PEOPLE).PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL OF THE SPECIAL FORCE, THE VIETCONG HAD INFILTRATED INTO THE VILLAGE THROUGH A CLEARING OF ELEPHANT GRASS -- PART OF THE HO CHI MINH TRAIL.TODAY, THE VILLAGE S HEAVILY PROTECTED BY THE SPECIAL FORCE, WHO ARE WORKING WITH AMERICAN, AUSTRALIAN AND VIETNAMESE MILITARY.ADVISERS.THROUGH CONSTANT VIGILANCE AND PATROL BY THE SPECIAL FORCE, SCATTERED GROUPS OF VIETCONG FORCES IN THE AREA ARE KEPT ON THE MOVE AND ARE NOT GIVEN ANY CHANCE TO REGROUP.

    AN AIRSTRIP HAS BEEN BUILT AND IS BEING MADE USED OF BY AMERICAN AND AUSTRALIAN MILITARY AIRCRAFT BRINGING IN WEAPONS, AMMUNITION AND FOOD FOR THE TROOPS AND VILLAGERS.POISONOUS BAMBOO STAKES HAVE BEEN PLANTED ALL ALONG THE AIRSTRIP PERIMETER FENCE.THIS PRECAUTION FOLLOWS REPORT OF A BUILD-UP OF VIETCONG AND PRO-COMMUNIST PATHET LAO FORCES ACROSS THE LAOTIAN BORDER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC618LJPW3U7194NAOF3D7CTP4
    Media URN:
    VLVAC618LJPW3U7194NAOF3D7CTP4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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