• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 200 NORTH VIETNAMESE AND VIETCONG WERE KILLED IN SAVAGE FIGHTING WITH SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS AT QUANG TRI CITY SOME 10 MILES SOUTH OF THE DEMILITARISED ZONE LAST TUESDAY (DECEMBER 26).

  • Description

    MORE THAN 200 NORTH VIETNAMESE AND VIETCONG WERE KILLED IN SAVAGE FIGHTING WITH SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS AT QUANG TRI CITY SOME 10 MILES SOUTH OF THE DEMILITARISED ZONE LAST TUESDAY (DECEMBER 26).

    THE BATTLE FLARED WHEN GOVERNMENT FORCES, WATCHING COMMUNIST ACTIVITY DURING THE 24-HOUR CHRISTMAS TRUCE, SPOTTED LARGE SCALE MOVEMENTS IN THE AREA. THE GOVERNMENT FORCE OF THE FIRST DIVISION POUNCED JUST HOURS AFTER THE TRUCE ENDED.

    THE COMMUNIST FORCE WAS ESTIMATED TO NUMBER BETWEEN 300 AND 500. THE VIETNAMESE WERE SUPPORTED BY AMERICAN HELICOPTERS WHICH MACHINE-GUNNED THE COMMUNIST POSITIONS.

    FIVE NORTH VIETNAMESE WERE ROUNDED UP AND ASSORTMENT OF WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION WAS SEIZED.

    GOVERNMENT TROOPS SUFFERED LIGHT CASUALTIES.

    IN DOZENS OF BATTLES IN QUANG TRI CITY THIS YEAR, THE FIRST DIVISION CLAIMS TO HAVE KILLED 7,000 NORTH VIETNAMESE AND VIETCONG TROOPS. THE DIVISION ITSELF HAS LOST 2,000 MEN KILLED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD0EYGJ6KVVRH1W75PV5VNM816
    Media URN:
    VLVAD0EYGJ6KVVRH1W75PV5VNM816
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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