• Short Summary

    At the information center in the South Vietnamese city of Quang Ngai, the ARVN's Second Division recently staged a display and rally which afforded the public greater knowledge of the enemy's weapons and tactics.

  • Description

    At the information center in the South Vietnamese city of Quang Ngai, the ARVN's Second Division recently staged a display and rally which afforded the public greater knowledge of the enemy's weapons and tactics. The display was opened by the Second Infantry Division Commander, Colonel Nguyen Toan, and the senior U.S. Army advisor to the Division, Colonel Carl Ulsaker. There were displays of captured enemy weapons, photographs showing killed and captured enemy troops, a show by the drama team, and an interesting demonstration of the way in which the VC lobs plastic satchel charges into a compound. Two ARVN soldiers, dressed in captured VC uniforms, staged the demonstration. First a slanting slit trench is dug in the ground, angled upward toward the target. A small charge of plastic explosive, approximately two pounds, is placed in the rear of the trench. This is the propellant. Dirt is placed over the propellant and then the satchel charge, properly fused, is placed in the trench. The fuse on the satchel charge is lighted, the propellant detonated by another device, and the satchel charge is hurled as far as a thousand yards. It's not the most sophisticated instrument of warfare, but it requires no "hardware". To launch another one, all you have to do is dig another trench.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACE3BWLARK7TI93U9O0ZOHU60M
    Media URN:
    VLVACE3BWLARK7TI93U9O0ZOHU60M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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