• Short Summary

    STOCKPILES OF BOMBS AND ARTILLERY SHELLS AT THE U.S. ARMY AMMUNITION DUMP AT LONG BINH,?

  • Description

    STOCKPILES OF BOMBS AND ARTILLERY SHELLS AT THE U.S. ARMY AMMUNITION DUMP AT LONG BINH, IN SOUTH VIETNAM, ERUPTED YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) WHEN TIME CHARGES, PLACED BY VIET CONG RAIDERS, DETONATED AMID TONS OF HIGH EXPLOSIVES. THE EXPLOSIONS RATTLED WINDOWS IN SAIGON, ABOUT 13 MILES (20 KILOMETERS) AWAY.

    TWO US SOLDIERS WERE WOUNDED WHEN THE AMMUNITION DUMP EXPLODED.

    VIET CONG RAIDERS HAD CUT THROUGH A BARBED WIRE PERIMETER FENCE AND PLACED CHARGES AMONGST A STACK OF AMMUNITION. WHEN THE CHARGES DETONATED, LIVE SHELLS WERE TOSSED INTO OTHER STACKS OF AMMUNITION AND SEVERAL FIRES STARTED. IT TOOK US TROOPS TEN HOURS TO STOP THE FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS.

    THIS WAS THE FOURTH TIME THAT VIET CONG HAVE ATTACKED THE MASSIVE ARMS DUMP, WHICH COVERS AN AREA OF 3,000 ACRES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACQFZ4754TTHI0RJ3GWRNMAR0J
    Media URN:
    VLVACQFZ4754TTHI0RJ3GWRNMAR0J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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