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    A CLAIM THAT THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT FORCES HAD IMPROVED THEIR POSITION IN THEIR STRUGGLE AGAINST THE VIETCONG WAS MADE IN BANGKOK, THAILAND, TODAY (FRIDAY) BY AIR MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY, THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRIME MINISTER.

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    MARINES ARRIVING OFF LANDING CRAFT ON MONDAY AND, THE NEXT DAY MARINER PRESENTING GIFTS TO SOUTH VIETNAMESE ORPHANS.




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    Background: A CLAIM THAT THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT FORCES HAD IMPROVED THEIR POSITION IN THEIR STRUGGLE AGAINST THE VIETCONG WAS MADE IN BANGKOK, THAILAND, TODAY (FRIDAY) BY AIR MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY, THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRIME MINISTER. MEANWHILE, ONE OF THE LATEST CONSIGNMENTS OF AMERICAN MARINES TO JOIN THE FIGHTING IS NOW SETTLING IN AROUND THE DA NANG AIR BASE.

    THE FIRST OF THE 6,400 MARINES NEWLY ASSIGNED TO SOUTH VIETNAM ARRIVED ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY TO STRENGTHEN THE PERIMETER OF THE AIR BASE. ON MONDAY NIGHT, THE VIET CONG OPENED UP A STRONG ATTACK ON THE BASE, WHICH IS 360 MILES 580 KMS NORTH OF SAIGON AND PROVIDES THE MAIN SPRINGBOARD FOR AIR ATTACKS AGAINST NORTH VIETNAM.

    THE AMERICANS SAY THEIR ARTILLERY BEAT BACK ABOUT 40 VIET CONG WHO HAD CREPT TO WITHIN A FEW HUNDRED YARDS OF THE BASE PERIMETER AND ATTACKED WITH MORTARS, MACHINE-GUNS AND RIFLE-FIRE. ON TUESDAY, THE MARINES AT DA NANG ORGANISED A PARTY FOR SOUTH VIETNAMESE ORPHANS AT A CHURCH IN THE AREA, PRESENTING GIFTS OF DOLLS AND OTHER TOYS.

    (IN BANGKOK, AIR MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY CLAIMED THAT SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES HAD BROKEN MANY AGGRESSIVE PLANS WHICH THE VIET CONG HAD PREPARED FOR THE PRESENT MONSOON SEASON. THE PRIME MINISTER, WHO IS ON A THREE-DAY VISIT, MADE A STRONG PLEA FOR ALL ASIAN COUNTRIES "THREATENED BY COMMUNIST TO RISE AS ONE AND WORK FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM").

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC9PXA51VBQ37CTMMM96568ZOP
    Media URN:
    VLVAC9PXA51VBQ37CTMMM96568ZOP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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