• Short Summary

    NORTH VIETNAMESE GUNNERS INFLICTED THE HEAVIEST CASUALTIES ON UNITED STATES FORCES IN SOUTH VIETNAM SINCE MAY WHEN THEY LAUNCHED A ROCKET ATTACK ON THE HUGE DA NANG AIRBASE.

  • Description

    1.
    MV PAN SCATTERED WRECKAGE AROUND BARRACKS
    0.01

    2.
    GV PAN AND MV DITTO WRECKAGE OF AIRMEN'S BARRACK BLOCK
    0.22

    3.
    MV SMOULDERING DEBRIS
    0.26

    4.
    CU REGINALD PALMER (SOUND FILM)
    0.51

    5.
    SV TILT UP WRECKAGE AND DEBRIS BEING EXAMINED (2 SHOTS)
    1.10

    6.
    GV WRECKAGE BEING CLEARED AND INSPECTED (2 SHOTS)
    1.22


    TRANSCRIPT: REPORTER: "HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE THIS?"



    G.I.: "TWO OF MY BEST FRIENDS WERE IN THERE. THEY CANT FIND THEM NOW. I DON'T EVEN KNOW. THERE'S NO FEELING YGU CAN HAVE TOWARDS IT EXCEPT TO GET OUT OF THIS PLACE. WE DON'T BELONG HERE, NOT AT THE MOMENT. NOT WHEN THEY JUST HIT THIS, YOU CAN'T BEAT IT. THAT'S TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT. THAT'S TOO CLOSE."




    Initials OS/2314 OS/2319


    ORIG. ON 7796/71
    T/R

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: NORTH VIETNAMESE GUNNERS INFLICTED THE HEAVIEST CASUALTIES ON UNITED STATES FORCES IN SOUTH VIETNAM SINCE MAY WHEN THEY LAUNCHED A ROCKET ATTACK ON THE HUGE DA NANG AIRBASE. THREE AMERICANS WERE KILLED AND 36 WOUNDED AS BETWEEN FIVE AND TEN ROCKETS SMASHED INTO BARRACKS. IT WAS THE 15TH TIME THIS YEAR THAT THE SPRAWLING BASE HAD BEEN SHELLED. MILITARY SOURCES BLAME THE INCREASE IN ATTACKS ON THE WITHDRAWAL OF A FULL AMERICAN MARINE DIVISION FROM DA NANG'S DEFENCES.

    A SURVIVOR WAS INTERVIEWED ABOUT THE ATTACK.....

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADZ101AC98JJ944ARMRZ22PL38
    Media URN:
    VLVADZ101AC98JJ944ARMRZ22PL38
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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