• Short Summary

    DURING THE DAY - AND NOW AT NIGHT - THE SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT CONTINUES THE WAR AGAINST THE VIETCONG.

  • Description

    DURING THE DAY - AND NOW AT NIGHT - THE SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT CONTINUES THE WAR AGAINST THE VIETCONG. IN A COUNTRY WHERE MILITARY MOVEMENTS ARE SERIOUSLY HAMPERED BY DENSE JUNGLES, MOUNTAIN RANGES, SWAMPS AND RIVERS, INCREASING EMPHASIS IS BEING PLACED ON THE TRAINING OF PARATROOPS. AT SONG MAO IN BINH THUAN PROVINCE, SOUTH VIETNAM PARATROOPERS ARE UNDERGOING INTENSIVE TRAINING AIMED AT MAKING THEM PROFICIENT FIGHTERS ??? NIGHT.

    KNOWN AS PARATROOP RANGERS, THESE SOLDIERS ARE LIGHTLY ARMED FOR THE BITTER HIT-AND-RUN BATTLES OF GUERILLA WARFARE. ADAPTABILITY IS A KEYPOINT IN THE TRAINING THE RANGERS RECEIVE. IN ONE EXERCISE THEY CROSSED A RIVER USING "BOATS" MADE FROM TREE BRANCHES AND THEIR RAIN-PROOF CLOAKS.

    ON JULY 25 IT WAS REPORTED THAT A TOTAL OF 131 VIETCONG GUERILLAS WERE KILLED, 31 WOUNDED AND 18 CAPTURED NEAR THE CAMBODIAN BORDER IN RECENT FIGHTING. A. SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT COMMUNIQUE SAID THE TOLL WAS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF CASUALTIES SUFFERED BY THE VIETCONG IN A SINGLE ACTION FOR SOME MONTHS. GOVERNMENT CASUALTIES WERE TWO KILLED AND 11 WOUNDED. THE OPERATION, WHICH TOOK PLACE IN KIEN TUONG PROVINCE, WAS CARRIED OUT BY FIGHTER PLANES AND TROOPS OF THE 7TH INFANTRY DIVISION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACNRBKZGDP9MWVCD38J53Z0LHV
    Media URN:
    VLVACNRBKZGDP9MWVCD38J53Z0LHV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/07/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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