• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT Communications post at Brown Water Navy camp.
    0.08

    2.
    SV Radio PAN to Operator.
    0.13

    3.
    SV Map of boat positions.
    0.18

    4.
    SV Patrol boats on river
    0.30

    5.
    SV Crewmen checking machine gun on board.
    0.40

    6.
    SV Crewman checking machine gun on board.
    0.45

    7.
    SV Gunner on board.
    0.54

    8.
    SV Patrol boat passing people in river canoes.
    1.09

    9.
    SV Children on shore.
    1.14

    10.
    SV PAN lookout post.
    1.18

    11.
    SV PAN Patrol boats ( 2 shots )
    1.31

    12.
    SV Patrol boat stops to search sampan ( 3 shots )
    1.50

    13.
    SV Crew on board open fire on river bank.
    2.02

    14.
    SV Patrol boat PAN TO grounded patrol boat.
    2.11

    15.
    SV Grounded patrol boat ( 3 shots )
    2.27

    16.
    CV Patrol boats along river ( 4 shots )
    2.53



    Initials SGM/1704 TH/AS/CO//17.19



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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 - Including 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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