• Short Summary

    The communist offensive on Kontum Province in South Vietnam's Central Highlands
    this week included a rocket attack on Kontum town airfield on Tuesday (April 25).

  • Description

    The communist offensive on Kontum Province in South Vietnam's Central Highlands
    this week included a rocket attack on Kontum town airfield on Tuesday (April 25). A
    civilian died and two others were wounded during the attack, which damaged
    military vehicles and prevented the South Vietnam Second Airborne Brigade from
    departing for fighting in Bien Hoa.

    In the town, refugees were gathering from surrounding areas after fleeing from
    the major communist offensive through the South Vietnamese Central Highlands.

    When this film was shot hundreds were trekking into the town while others
    already there received medical treatment and waited for the road south to Pleiku
    to open before continuing their flight.

    By Thursday (April 27), the communist advance had come so close to Kontum town
    that the refugees shown in this film were moved out to safety further south.



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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACCSNG5GDOMZZ7FW0NQHMY4H0M
    Media URN:
    VLVACCSNG5GDOMZZ7FW0NQHMY4H0M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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