• Short Summary

    IN THE HILLY PROVINCES OF CENTRAL SOUTH VIETNAM, STRONGHOLD OF THE COMMUNIST VIET CONG GUERILLAS, TROOPS AND OFFICIALS OF THE SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT ARE UNDERTAKING A LARGE SCALE CAMPAIGN TO WITH THE CONFIDENCE OF LOCAL TRIBESMEN, AND TO BUILD MILITARY OUTPOSTS FOR THE DEFENCE OF THE AREA.

  • Description

    IN THE HILLY PROVINCES OF CENTRAL SOUTH VIETNAM, STRONGHOLD OF THE COMMUNIST VIET CONG GUERILLAS, TROOPS AND OFFICIALS OF THE SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT ARE UNDERTAKING A LARGE SCALE CAMPAIGN TO WITH THE CONFIDENCE OF LOCAL TRIBESMEN, AND TO BUILD MILITARY OUTPOSTS FOR THE DEFENCE OF THE AREA.

    THE PEOPLE LIVING IN THE AREA - ESTIMATED AT 500,000 - ARE MOSTLY TRIBESMEN, AND LIVE AROUND A FEW SCATTERED TOWNS. MANY ARE JUNGLE-DWELLERS WITH LITTLE CONTACT WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD. FOR SOME YEARS THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WOOE??? AND ATTACKED BY THE VIET CONG. BORDERED BY BOTH LAOS AND CAMBODIA, THE AREA HAS BECOME A STRATEGIC THEATRE OF GUERILLA OPERATIONS.

    WELL EQUIPPED GOVERNMENT TROOPS ARE FORTIFYING THESE TOWNSHIPS, TRAINING THE TRIBESMEN FOR NONE GUARD DUTIES, AND GENERALLY MAKING FRIENDS. OFFICIALS ARE ORGANISING IMPROVED HEALTH AND WELFARE SERVICES. LATEST REPORTS INDICATE A DEFINITE SWING IN THE GOVERNMENT'S FAVOUR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADTAKLEOWOKTSM7BNFPAPG6AU4
    Media URN:
    VLVADTAKLEOWOKTSM7BNFPAPG6AU4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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