• Short Summary

    THE MOUNTAINOUS REGION OF LONG HAI, IN PHUOC TUY PROVINCE NEAR SAIGON, IS CONSTANTLY BEING BOMBARDED BY AMERICAN JETS SUPPORTING AUSTRALIAN TROOPS IN "OPERATION PINAROO".

  • Description

    THE MOUNTAINOUS REGION OF LONG HAI, IN PHUOC TUY PROVINCE NEAR SAIGON, IS CONSTANTLY BEING BOMBARDED BY AMERICAN JETS SUPPORTING AUSTRALIAN TROOPS IN "OPERATION PINAROO".

    THE OPERATION, LAUNCHED IN MARCH, IS AIMED AT A VIETCONG BATTALION BASE HIDDEN IN THE BAMBOO FORESTS AND DENSE JUNGLES.

    THE AUSTRALIANS, MEMBERS OF A TASK FORCE, ARE ALSO RECEIVING FIREPOWER SUPPORT FROM NEWLY-ARRIVED AUSTRALIAN CENTURION TANKS.

    THE BATTLE NEAR LONG HAI COULD DEVELOP INTO ONE OF THE LONGEST AND TOUGHEST OPERATIONS YET CARRIED OUT BY THE AUSTRALIANS AGAINST THE VIETCONG.

    IT IS THE FIRST TIME AN AUSTRALIAN OPERATION IS BEING STAGED IN THE AREA SINCE AMERICAN AIRBORNE TROOPS SWEPT IT IN JUNE 1966.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADG8IFGJZ822ZGZLFNKLPA584T
    Media URN:
    VLVADG8IFGJZ822ZGZLFNKLPA584T
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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