• Short Summary

    ONLY SMALL ENEMY POCKETS ARE STILL EVIDENT IN HUE, THE FORMER IMPERIAL CAPITAL, WHICH FELL TO ALLIED TROOPS LAST SATURDAY (FEB. 24) AFTER 25 DAYS OF FIERCE FIGHTING.

  • Description

    ONLY SMALL ENEMY POCKETS ARE STILL EVIDENT IN HUE, THE FORMER IMPERIAL CAPITAL, WHICH FELL TO ALLIED TROOPS LAST SATURDAY (FEB. 24) AFTER 25 DAYS OF FIERCE FIGHTING.

    SATURDAY'S FIGHTING COST THE NORTH VIETNAMESE AND VIETCONG 250 MEN KILLED WHILE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT LOSSES WERE FIVE DEAD AND 22 WOUNDED.

    ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL FIGURES 4,423 NORTH VIETNAMESE AND VIETCONG TROOPS HAVE BEEN KILLED SINCE THEY OCCUPIED HUE ON JANUARY 31. ALLIED CASUALTIES ALSO WERE HIGH: 482 KILLED, INCLUDING 119 AMERICANS AND 2,203 WOUNDED, INCLUDING 961 AMERICANS.

    THE THREE-PRONG ATTACK ENDED WHEN A BATTALION OF GOVERNMENT TROOPS AND A CRACK BLACK PANTHER COMPANY OF VIETNAMESE RANGERS BLASTED THEIR WAY INTO THE FORTIFIED IMPERIAL PALACE.

    AFTER TWO HOURS, THE PALACE WAS CLEARED OF ALL OPPOSITION.

    AMERICAN JETS SUPPORTED THE ALLIED TROOPS.

    THE PLACE WAS NOT BOMBED THUS SAVING IT FROM GREAT DAMAGE. BUT ITS 700 YARDS BY 700 YARDS AREA WAS STREWN WITH DEAD BODIES.

    GOVERNMENT TROOPS IMMEDIATELY HAULED DOWN THE YELLOW AND BLUE VIETCONG FLAG AND HOISTED THE YELLOW AND RED SOUTH VIETNAMESE FLAG.

    ABOUT 80 PER CENT OF THE CITY NOW LAY IN RUINS.....GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SAY AT LEAST 3,000 CIVILIANS WERE KILLED IN THE CONFLICT.

    A NUMBER OF NORTH VIETNAMESE CAPTURED IN THE FIGHTING SAID DURING INTERROGATION THAT THEIR 304TH DIVISION HAD DONE MOST OF THE FIGHTING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD5M2VGX3W53FPW408RZLR9XKE
    Media URN:
    VLVAD5M2VGX3W53FPW408RZLR9XKE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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