• Short Summary

    AS VIETNAM CELEBRATED THE NEW YEAR KNOWN AS "TET" LAST WEEK, FOR THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THE WAR TORN COUNTRY IT WASN'T AS IT USED TO BE -- A PERIOD FILLED WITH GAIETY AND PAGEANTRY YEARS AGO WHEN THERE WAS PEACE.

  • Description

    AS VIETNAM CELEBRATED THE NEW YEAR KNOWN AS "TET" LAST WEEK, FOR THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THE WAR TORN COUNTRY IT WASN'T AS IT USED TO BE -- A PERIOD FILLED WITH GAIETY AND PAGEANTRY YEARS AGO WHEN THERE WAS PEACE. ALTHOUGH THE VIETCONG AS WELL AS THE ALLIED TROOPS REFRAINED FROM ANY MAJOR ONSLAUGHTS PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES WERE TAKEN BY BOTH SIDES.

    WITH THE ADVENT OF TET VILLAGERS WERE HUSTLED INTO CAMPS FOR A FEW DAYS WHERE ALLIED TROOPS SCREENED THOUSANDS OF VILLAGERS AND WEEDED OUT COMMUNIST SUSPECTS. IN ONE OPERATION KNOWN AS "FIERCE TIGER," FOUR THOUSAND SOUTH KOREANS GROUPED ABOUT SIXTEEN THOUSAND VILLAGERS IN BINH THANH, SITUATED ABOUT 23 MILES SOUTH OF QHI NHON ON THE CENTRAL EASTERN COAST WHERE THE ALLIED TROOPS OF THE TIGER DIVISION HAS ITS HEADQUARTERS.

    BUT FOR THE NEW YEAR THE VILLAGERS WERE ALLOWED TO RETURN HOME TO TAKE PART IN THE FESTIVE OCCASION. THE KOREANS DETAINED ABOUT 1,000 VIETCONG SUSPECTS. AND DURING THE OPERATION WHICH BEGAN EARLY JANUARY THE KOREANS, IN A MASSIVE SWEEP, KILLED ABOUT 160 VIETCONG AND CAPTURED ARMS AND EQUIPMENT.

    THE VILLAGERS RECEIVED PROTECTION ON THE KOREANS WHEN THEY TREKKED THROUGH THE VIETCONG STRONGHOLD WITH LITTLE BELONGINGS AND NEW BORN BABIES IN THEIR ARMS HOPING FOR PEACE TO RETURN TO THE COUNTRY RAVAGED SINCE 1954 WHEN THE FRENCH LOST THE FAMOUS BATTLE OF DIEN BIEN PHU.

    MEANWHILE UNITED STATES HAS ORDERED A NEW BOMBING PAUSE OVER NORTH VIETNAM. THE DECISION HAD BEEN TAKEN TO GIVE NORTH VIETNAM A BRIEF RESPITE FROM AIR ATTACKS SO THAT IF COULD RE-EXAMINE ITS POSITION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADIT4INSV6C00NJ2V28F02JBU4
    Media URN:
    VLVADIT4INSV6C00NJ2V28F02JBU4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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