• Short Summary

    South Vietnamese paratroopers were flown into the besieged town of An Loc, 56 miles(90 Kms) north of Saigon today(April 12), according to unconfirmed field reports reaching the capital.

  • Description

    1.
    GV & SVs Civilians watch battle from road -- Highway 13 (5 shots)
    0.21

    2.
    MV & SV Troops on tanks (2 shots)
    0.29

    3.
    GV & MV Troops fire (2 shots)
    0.40

    4.
    GVs Troops firing at communists (2 shots)
    0.50

    5.
    MV Troops fire mortars(2 shots)
    1.01

    6.
    MV & GVs Tanks & troops advance across field (5 shots)
    1.31

    7.
    G TO A. Aircraft drops bombs
    1.33

    8.
    LV Bombs exploding
    1.42

    9.
    G TO A Aircraft drops bombs (2 shots)
    1.52

    10.
    GVs tanks moving
    1.57

    11.
    MV Burned out tank
    2.00

    12.
    GVs & MVs South Vietnamese patrol fields (4 shots)
    2.28



    Initials SGM/1815 SGM/1804



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: South Vietnamese paratroopers were flown into the besieged town of An Loc, 56 miles(90 Kms) north of Saigon today(April 12), according to unconfirmed field reports reaching the capital.

    The reports said the paratroopers' mission was to work their way out of the town and link up with infantry, artillery and tank units -- stalled in a northwards drive to the town along Highway 13.

    More than 20,000 South Vietnamese troops are involved in the drive -- co-ordinated by United States military advisers and codenamed Task Force Bravo.

    They are confronted with a large Communist force reported as holding the highway from a point about 42 miles(67 kms) north of Saigon.

    As the advance continued, some troops remained in defensive positions along the strategic route to keep Highway 13 -- the only safe route from Saigon to the northeastern regions -- open.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACZFXEVS3MAQ2USTO6HO30F68T
    Media URN:
    VLVACZFXEVS3MAQ2USTO6HO30F68T
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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