• Short Summary

    TAY NINH, THE CAPITAL OF TAY NING PROVINCE IN SOUTH VIETNAM, HAS BEEN THE CENTRE OF HEAVY FIGHTING BETWEEN SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS AND ATTACKING NORTH VIETNAMESE AND VIET CONG FOR NEARLY A WEEK.

  • Description

    TAY NINH, THE CAPITAL OF TAY NING PROVINCE IN SOUTH VIETNAM, HAS BEEN THE CENTRE OF HEAVY FIGHTING BETWEEN SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS AND ATTACKING NORTH VIETNAMESE AND VIET CONG FOR NEARLY A WEEK. UNITED STATES MILITARY SOURCES BELIEVE THAT TAY NINH HAD TEMPORARILY REPLACED SAIGON AS THE MAJOR TARGET FOR STRATEGIC REASONS. TAY NINH IS THOUGHT TO BE NEAR AN IMPORTANT NORTH VIETNAMESE INFILTRATION ROUTE.

    IN THE FOUR DAYS OF FIGHTING FROM WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 11) SOUTH VIETNAMESE AND AMERICAN FORCES WERE REPORTED TO HAVE KILLED 530 NORTH VIETNAMESE OR VIET CONG AROUND TAY NINH.

    TAY NINH CITY HAS A POPULATION OF 15,000, WITH ANOTHER 140,000 PEOPLE LIVING IN ITS SPRAWLING SUBURBS.

    THE ATTACKING FORCES WERE BELIEVED TO BE ELEMENTS OF THREE NORTH VIETNAMESE REGIMENTS WHICH HAD EARLIER CAPTURED MANY OF THE VILLAGES SURROUNDING TAY NINH.

    THIS FILM SHOWS SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES ADVANCING TOWARDS SUSPECTED NORTH VIETNAMESE POSITIONS AND THROUGH VILLAGES WHICH HAD BEEN OCCUPIED WITH HELICOPTER GUNSHIPS IN SUPPORT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADDBDM2I79CM6AOOLRUL8MFIZN
    Media URN:
    VLVADDBDM2I79CM6AOOLRUL8MFIZN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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