• Short Summary

    UNITED STATES AIRCRAFT AND HEAVY ARTILLERY HAVE BEEN BOMBARDING A ROADWAY THROUGH THE A SHAU VALLEY FOLLOWING INTELLIGENCE REPORTS THAT THE ROADWAY HAS BEEN USED AT NIGHT BY VIET CONG FORCES TO CARRY ARMS AND SUPPLIES TO POSITIONS IN THE SOUTH.

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    UNITED STATES AIRCRAFT AND HEAVY ARTILLERY HAVE BEEN BOMBARDING A ROADWAY THROUGH THE A SHAU VALLEY FOLLOWING INTELLIGENCE REPORTS THAT THE ROADWAY HAS BEEN USED AT NIGHT BY VIET CONG FORCES TO CARRY ARMS AND SUPPLIES TO POSITIONS IN THE SOUTH.

    VIET CONG FORCES BEGAN CONSTRUCTING THE ROADWAY IN MARCH. IT RUNS THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE VALLEY, AND MEETS A BRANCH OF THE HO CHI MINH TRAIL, THE MAIN TRANSPORT ROUTE FOR VIET CONG SUPPLIES.

    THE ROADWAY CUTS ACROSS THREE AIRFIELDS, ABANDONED BY UNITED STATES AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS AFTER THE BATTLE OF A SHAU VALLEY EIGHTEEN MONTHS AGO.

    UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE REPORTS SAY THAT THE ROAD IS USED AT NIGHT, AND IS REPAIRED UNDER THE COVER OF DARKNESS.

    AN AMERICAN ARTILLERY EMPLACEMENT HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED EIGHTEEN MILES (30 K.M.) FROM THE VALLEY. EACH DAY THE HUGE AMERICAN GUNS FIRE 200 SHELLS INTO THE VALLEY, AND UNITED STATES AIRCRAFT REGULARLY BOMB THE ROAD, AND SHELTERED POSITIONS NEAR IT.

    UNITED STATES MILITARY AUTHORITIES SAY THEY DO NOT THINK THE AIR AND ARTILLERY STRIKES HAVE COMPLETELY CLOSED THE ROAD, BUT THEY BELIEVE TRAFFIC ALONG IT HAS BEEN SERIOUSLY HAMPERED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADCP5YRGARFKSK1VBLQZ8PBBYH
    Media URN:
    VLVADCP5YRGARFKSK1VBLQZ8PBBYH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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