• Short Summary

    THE SOUTH VIETNAM FORCES HAVE UNDERTAKEN AN INTENSIVE MILITARY OPERATION AGAINST GUERILLA STRONGHOLDS IN THE MOUNTAINOUS REGION 250 MILES NORTH-EAST OF SAIGON.

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    THE SOUTH VIETNAM FORCES HAVE UNDERTAKEN AN INTENSIVE MILITARY OPERATION AGAINST GUERILLA STRONGHOLDS IN THE MOUNTAINOUS REGION 250 MILES NORTH-EAST OF SAIGON.IN THE AREA A VIET CONG HEADQUARTERS HAD BEEN ESTABLISHED.IN THE FOUR MONTHS CAMPAIGN, LARGE NUMBERS OF GUERILLAS AS WELL AS QUANTITIES OF ARMS AND AMMUNITION WERE RECOVERED.

    ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF THE CAMPAIGN WAS A MASSIVE AIRLIFT OF NEARLY 500 VILLAGERS FROM THE AREA.THEY WERE FLOWN OUT TO "STRATEGIES HAMLETS," - PART OF A NATION-WIDE PLAN TO ESTABLISH SMALL UNITS ABLE TO DEFEND THEMSELVES SAFELY FROM THE GUERILLA FORCES.

    WHEN THE VILLAGERS ARRIVED, THEY WERE ISSUED WITH SUPPLIES OF RICE, DRY FISH, SALT AND CLOTHING AS WELL AS FARM IMPLEMENTS.THE YOUNG MEN BEGAN TRAINING IMMEDIATELY TO FROM A SMALL LOCAL FORCE.

    ALREADY MORE THAN 39 PER CENT OF THE COUNTRY'S POPULATION ARE LIVING IN THESE SMALL VILLAGES.IT HAS BEEN STRESSED THAT THE PROGRAMME IS NOT MERELY A DEFENSIVE MEASURE, BUT ALSO THE BEGINNINGS OF "A RURAL DEMOCRACY".

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    Film ID:
    VLVADTNZGYS8RXH00TZWZMJ4MCJEI
    Media URN:
    VLVADTNZGYS8RXH00TZWZMJ4MCJEI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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