• Short Summary

    SOME OF SOUTH VIETNAM'S BEST AGRICULTURAL LAND IS IN THE MEKONG DELTA. GUARDING THIS VALUABLE?

  • Description

    SOME OF SOUTH VIETNAM'S BEST AGRICULTURAL LAND IS IN THE MEKONG DELTA. GUARDING THIS VALUABLE ASSET, WITH ITS COMPLEX TANGLE OF WATER-WAYS, HAS FALLEN LARGELY TO A FORCE KNOWN AS THE "BROWN WATER NAVY". IT'S MADE UP OF HIGH-SPEED RIVER PATROL BOATS MANNED ENTIRELY BY SOUTH VIETNAMESE -- THIS WAS ONE OF THE FIRST AREAS OF THE WAR TO BE FULLY VIETNAMISED.

    VISNEWS CAMERAMAN TRAN HUU TRONG WENT ON ONE OF THE RIVER PATROLS LAST WEEK. HE FILMED THE CREWS DURING THEIR ROUTINE WORK OF CHECKING OTHER RIVER TRAFFIC AND DEMONSTRATING THE DEVASTATING FIRE-POWER OF THEIR BOATS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACP69KLTPHFK1X1900MKCOX0T9
    Media URN:
    VLVACP69KLTPHFK1X1900MKCOX0T9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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