• Short Summary

    VIETCONG GUERRILLAS ARE STILL ENTRENCHED IN VARIOUS PARTS OF SAIGON AND FIGHTING IS CONTINUING. THEY?

  • Description

    VIETCONG GUERRILLAS ARE STILL ENTRENCHED IN VARIOUS PARTS OF SAIGON AND FIGHTING IS CONTINUING. THEY HAVE STARTED A SERIES OF FIRES FOR INSTANCE IN THIS SUBURB TO HOLD OFF A SOUTH VIETNAMESE RANGER BATTALION TRYING TO TAKE THE AREA.

    BLACK SMOKE AND FLAMES FROM HOUSES FIRED BY THE GUERRILLAS WHIRLED HUNDREDS OF FEET ABOVE THE CAPITAL. FIREMEN FOUGHT THE INFERNO FROM WITHIN 300 YARDS OF THE FIGHTING.

    THE FIRE SLOWLY SPREAD AND TROOPS URGED CIVILIANS TO LEAVE THE AREA....ROADBLOCKS COVERED STREETS FOR A RADIUS OF EIGHT BLOCKS ROUND THE BURNING BUILDING.

    HELICOPTER GUNSHIPS ROCKETED THE AREA IN SUPPORT OF THE GROUND FORCES. REINFORCEMENTS RUSHED TO AREAS CONTACTS HAVE BEEN MADE WITH THE GUERRILLAS.

    TA VAN MINH, AGED 13, HAS JOINED N THE HUNT. DURING THE TET OFFENSIVE, HE KILLED THE GUERRILLA AND CAPTURED TWO OTHERS AND LED GOVERNMENT RANGE UNIT TO VIETCONG POSITIONS.

    HOUSE-TO-HOUSE SEARCHES FOR GUERRILLAS ARE CONTINUING......
    THIS GUERRILLA'S HOLDOUT ATOP A BUILDING WAS SHORT-LIVED... HE WAS GUNNED DOWN WHILE TRYING T PEEK OUT OF HIS POSITION. HIS COLLEAGUES WHO TRIED TO MAKE A GATEWAY MET THE SAME FATE......
    THIS SLUMP AREA CONSISTING OF SHANTIES IS BELIEVED TO BE PROVIDING REFUGE TO A VIETCONG FORCE.

    AMERICAN AND VIETNAMESE FORCES HAVE CORDONED IT OFF WHILE AN ASSAULT GROUP HAS GONE IN TO FERRET THEM.

    MEANWHILE, THE COMMUNISTS DISTRIBUTED PAMPHLETS AND BROADCAST APPEALS OVER A CLANDESTINE RADIO URGING A GENERAL UPRISING AND BOASTING THEY WOULD KEEP THE CITY IN TURMOIL DURING THE PARIS PEACE TALKS BETWEEN NORTH VIETNAM AND THE UNITED STATES SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ON FRIDAY (MAY 10).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADG1MTQRQO8CJPIZC8EKLD280B
    Media URN:
    VLVADG1MTQRQO8CJPIZC8EKLD280B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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