• Short Summary

    AN ADVANCE PARTY OF SEVENTEEN NEW ZEALAND TROOPS ARRIVED IN SOUTH VIETNAM ON WEDNESDAY, SPEARHEADING AN ARTILLERY UNIT WHICH IS TO FOLLOW SHORTLY.

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    AN ADVANCE PARTY OF SEVENTEEN NEW ZEALAND TROOPS ARRIVED IN SOUTH VIETNAM ON WEDNESDAY, SPEARHEADING AN ARTILLERY UNIT WHICH IS TO FOLLOW SHORTLY. MEMBERS OF THE ADVANCE PARTY WERE LANDED AT THE STRATEGIC BIEN HOA AIRBASE. THEY ARE ARMED WITH AUTOMATIC RIFLES AND OTHER WEAPONS.

    HEADED BY CAPTAIN PETERSON, THE NEW ZEALANDERS WERE BRIEFED ON THE VIETNAM SITUATION, INCLUDING THE TENSE POSITION IN AND AROUND BIEN HOA AIRBASE WHERE THEY ARE BEING TEMPORARILY HOUSED.

    THE NEW ZEALAND GUNNERS, MEMBERS OF THE NEW ZEALAND 16TH. FIELD REGIMENT, WILL FIGHT ALONGSIDE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIAN, AND VIETNAMESE FORCES IN THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE VIET CONG. THE GUNNERS SERVED WITH THE COMMONWEALTH BRIGADE DURING THE KOREAN WAR. THEY ARE EQUIPPED WITH 105-MILLIMETRE ITALIAN HOWITZERS.

    (AT THE COMMONWEALTH PRIME MINISTERS' CONFERENCE IN LONDON LAST MONTH, THE NEW ZEALAND PRIME MINISTER, MR HOLYOAKE, AGREED TO DEFER SENDING TROOPS TO SOUTH VIETNAM PENDING AGREEMENT BY THE SOVIET UNION, THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND NORTH VIETNAM TO RECEIVE A COMMONWEALTH MISSION AIMED AT BRINGING PEACE IN VIETNAM. ALL THREE COUNTRIES HAVE SINCE REFUSED TO SEE THE MISSION.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEG3NR6EYK6531H21BR81MQNOP
    Media URN:
    VLVAEG3NR6EYK6531H21BR81MQNOP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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