• Short Summary

    TWO DAYS AGO (9 FEBRUARY), AMERICAN AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES DISCOVERED A VIET CONG ARMS CACHE IN TAY NINH PROVINCE, FIVE MILES (8 KM) FROM THE CAMBODIAN BORDER, WHICH CONTAINED 50 LARGE NEW ROCKETS OF A KING NEVER PREVIOUSLY REPORTED IN VIETNAM.

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    PILE OF CAPTURED WEAPONS, ANTI-TANK ROCKET LAUNCHERS: MORTARS: MORTAR BOMB WITH CHINESE MARKINGS, MACHINE GUNS. ROCKET LAUNCHERS AND ROCKETS.




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    Background: TWO DAYS AGO (9 FEBRUARY), AMERICAN AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES DISCOVERED A VIET CONG ARMS CACHE IN TAY NINH PROVINCE, FIVE MILES (8 KM) FROM THE CAMBODIAN BORDER, WHICH CONTAINED 50 LARGE NEW ROCKETS OF A KING NEVER PREVIOUSLY REPORTED IN VIETNAM.

    THE CACHE ALSO YIELDED ANTI-AIRCRAFT RIFLES, MORTARS, PISTOLS, ROCKET LAUNCHERS AND 10 TONS OF AMMUNITION.

    THE ARMS WERE DISCOVERED JUST PRIOR TO THE TET (LUNAR NEW YEAR) CELEBRATIONS DURING WHICH VIET CONG AND NORTH VIETNAMESE FORCES LAST YEAR LAUNCHED THEIR MASSIVE ASSAULT AGAINST THE CITIES OF SOUTH VIETNAM.

    THE NEW TYPE OF ROCKET IS 7 FT (2.1 METRES) LONG AND HAS A RANGE OF ABOUT 16 MILES (25 KM). TWO LAUNCHERS DISCOVERED IN THE CACHE WERE FOR THESE ROCKETS. A VIETNAMESE MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAID HE DID NOT KNOW THEIR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN.

    SIX OTHER CACHES WERE ALSO FOUND ON THE SAME DAY IN THE SAME AREA, WHICH IS BELIEVED TO BE A SUPPLY BASE FOR VIET CONG FORCES HEADING TOWARDS SAIGON FROM THE CAMBODIAN BORDER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACIRUQK62BX84YBTIF62Q0G6QC
    Media URN:
    VLVACIRUQK62BX84YBTIF62Q0G6QC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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