• Short Summary

    A TRAINING ESTABLISHMENT FOR THE RANGERS HAS NOW BEEN SET UP IN MY DUC DISTRICT CENTRAL SOUTH VIETNAM.

  • Description

    A TRAINING ESTABLISHMENT FOR THE RANGERS HAS NOW BEEN SET UP IN MY DUC DISTRICT CENTRAL SOUTH VIETNAM. THE RANGERS ARE VOLUNTEERS FROM MILITARY AND CIVILIAN GROUPS WHO ARE WILLING TO BECOME TOUGH SOLDIERS IN THREE MONTHS AND JOIN THE BATTLE AGAINST THE VIET CONG.

    GREAT IMPORTANCE IS ATTACHED TO BUILDING ENDURANCE IN SOLDIERS AND ALSO TO TRAIN THEM TO BE GOOD FRIENDS OF THE CIVILIANS.

    MOCK BATTLES SIMULATE FOR THEM THE REAL CONDITIONS THEY WILL FACE SHORTLY.

    AS THEY COMPLETE THEIR TRAINING THE RANGERS ARE GRADUATED AT PERIODIC CEREMONIES. ONE SUCH WAS HELD IN NHA TRANG CITY OF MY DUC DISTRICT ON SEPT. 9, AT WHICH COL. TON THAT XUNG REPRESENTED THE GENERAL-CHIEF-OF-STAFF. HE GAVE THE RANGERS FLAGS AND INSIGNIA OF THEIR COMPANIES AND TOLD THEM THAT THEY MUST KEEP ON TRAINING REGULARLY, STRENGTHEN THEIR CULTURAL AND MORAL LIFE AND BE FRIENDS WITH THE PEOPLE IN ORDER TO GET ASSISTANCE TO CRUSH THE COMMUNIST VIET CONGS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACSYU4U8Y2MS23ECMP5AFMU3RF
    Media URN:
    VLVACSYU4U8Y2MS23ECMP5AFMU3RF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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