The U. S. 1st Marine Division at Da Nang, Vietnam, gives its men a three?
The U. S. 1st Marine Division at Da Nang, Vietnam, gives its men a three day course of instruction in finding and dealing with enemy mines and booby traps. This course has proven valuable in saving lives of friendly forces.
The Marines are also taught the use of explosives to destroy enemy traps and caves.
Marines must improvise ways to neutralize enemy traps, as the enemy learns to build them. The Viet Cong rely on the use of devices such as these rather than employ massed might.
Most Viet Cong traps are ingenious, simple and remarkably effective if not discovered and destroyed.
In this film a fire team going down a trail trips a Malaysian whip booby trap which swings out swiftly as a part of the training program.
Next, the students are shown different types of traps and their operation is explained in detail. They are shown and told what to look for, while on patrol, to detect and avoid these various enemy traps.
Marines attending the school are also shown how to prepare and detonate explosive charges used to destroy Viet Cong devices and tunnels.