• Short Summary

    FROM THE AIR THE EDELTA IN SOUTH VIETNAM IS PASTORAL. RICE PADDIES ARE CUT BY?

  • Description

    FROM THE AIR THE EDELTA IN SOUTH VIETNAM IS PASTORAL. RICE PADDIES ARE CUT BY LAZY FLOWING CANALS AND RIVERS. PHEPIDEING
    THE PADDIES PROVIDE NO CONCEALMENT. THE ARVN OR SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS KNOW THAT THE INENERY WAITS IN THE JUNGLE GROVES.

    IT IS VIRTUAL SUICIDE TO LAUNCH A FRONTAL ASSAULT ON THE CONCEALED, WELL ENTRENCHED POSITIONS, SO AIR STRIKES ARE CALLED IN.

    AFTER THE AIR STRIKES THE ARVN UNITS ROVER INTO THE TREE LINE. THE WOUNDED WERE QUICKLY BROUGHT INTO A CLEARING AND EVACUATED. THERE ARE NO AMERICAN WOUNDED FOR THERE ARE FEW U.S. TROOPS HERE - ONLY ADVISERS. FIRST LXXXXX
    AS THE FIGHTING CONTINUED PRISONERS WERE BROUGHT IN. VIET CONG AND THOSE BELIEVED TO BE VIET CONG BY ??? MANY OF THE GOVERNMENT TROOPS ARE FROM THE DISTRICT AND KNOW WHO IS LOYAL.

    THIS OLD MAN IS A VILLAGE CHIEF. HE WAS ALSO IDENTIFIED AS BEING THE LOCAL COORDINATOR FOR THE VIET CONGS. SEVERAL WOMEN WERE ALSO SEIZED AND HELD FOR INTERROGATION. THOSE WITH CHILDREN WERE NOT BOUND. NOT ONLY PRISONERS BUT AMMUNITION AND A TROPHY WERE DISCOVERED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACZHYEBN5SQOOB4TEUGYFS1UWF
    Media URN:
    VLVACZHYEBN5SQOOB4TEUGYFS1UWF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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