• Short Summary

    NEW ZEALAND GUNNERS ACCIDENTALLY SHELLED AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS DURING A SUPPORT ACTION IN JUNGLE 30 MILES SOUTH-EAST OF SAIGON ON MONDAY (6 FEBRUARY).

  • Description

    NEW ZEALAND GUNNERS ACCIDENTALLY SHELLED AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS DURING A SUPPORT ACTION IN JUNGLE 30 MILES SOUTH-EAST OF SAIGON ON MONDAY (6 FEBRUARY). THIS FILM SHOWS THE NEW ZEALAND TROOPS WORKING IN SUPPORT OF THE AUSTRALIANS DURING AN OPERATION LAST WEEK.

    THE NEW ZEALANDERS HAD BEEN FLOWN INTO THE AUSTRALIAN CAMP AT NUI DAT, EAST OF SAIGON, TO HELP CLEAR VIET CONG FROM THE SURROUNDING JUNGLE. THE AUSTRALIANS FOUND A DESERTED CAMP AND DESTROYED A NUMBER OF HUTS. IN THE ACCIDENT A FEW DAYS AFTER THE FILM WAS SHOT, FOUR AUSTRALIANS FROM NUI DAT WERE FOUND DEAD AND 13 INJURED -- ALTHOUGH THE AUSTRALIAN TASK FORCE COMMANDER, BRIGADIER STUART GRAHAM, SAID IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO TELL WHETHER ALL THE MEN HAD BEEN KILLED BY THE SHELLS.

    SYNOPSIS: NEW ZEALAND GUNNERS ACCIDENTALLY FIRED ON AUSTRALIAN TROOPS THEY WERE SUPPORTED IN A JUNGLE ACTION NEAR NUI DAT, THIRTY MILES SOUTH-EAST OF SAIGON, ON MONDAY.

    FOUR MEN WERE KILLED AND THIRTEEN INJURED IN THE INCIDENT. THIS FILM SHOWS THE TWO FORCES WORKING TOGETHER DURING A JUNGLE SEARCH FOR THE VIET CONG LAST WEEK.

    THE AUSTRALIANS FOUND A DESERTED ENCAMPMENT, AND DESTROYED A NUMBER OF BAMBOO HUTS.

    THEN THE NEW ZEALANDERS, WHO HAD BEEN FLOWN TO NUI DAT, WENT INTO ACTION AND SHELLED SUSPECTED VIET CONG POSITIONS.

    THE AUSTRALIAN TASK FORCE COMMANDER HAS SAID IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO TELL YET WHETHER ALL HIS MEN KILLED IN MONDAY'S ACCIDENT HAD BEEN KILLED BY NEW ZEALAND SHELLS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADP58HVKYW27AM8GTFVR9UNKXV
    Media URN:
    VLVADP58HVKYW27AM8GTFVR9UNKXV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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