• Short Summary

    SOUTH KOREAN MARINES OF THE 'BLUE DRAGON' BRIGADE REPULSED A MASS ATTACK BY 600 NORTH VIETNAMESE AND VIET CONG SOLDIERS ON WEDNESDAY, IN ONE OF THE FIERCEST BATTLES OF THE CONFLICT IN SOUTH VIETNAM.

  • Description

    SOUTH KOREAN MARINES OF THE 'BLUE DRAGON' BRIGADE REPULSED A MASS ATTACK BY 600 NORTH VIETNAMESE AND VIET CONG SOLDIERS ON WEDNESDAY, IN ONE OF THE FIERCEST BATTLES OF THE CONFLICT IN SOUTH VIETNAM. MORE THAN 200 NORTH VIETNAMESE AND VIET CONG DIED IN THE CLASH.

    THE KOREANS WERE OUT-NUMBERED THREE TO ONE IN THE FIGHTING. THEY REPULSED THE MAIN ATTACK BY NORTH VIETNAMESE AND VIET CONG FORCES IN HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT. THE KOREANS CALLED IN AIR AND ARTILLERY SUPPORT TO STRIKE AT THE COMMUNIST MORTAR POSITIONS.

    BACKED BY A FRESH COMPANY OF MARINES, FLOWN IN BY HELICOPTER, THE KOREANS THEN SLOWLY PUSHED BACK AND PURSUED THE VIETCONG BEFORE THEY BROKE OFF CONTACT.

    IN THE CLASH, NORTHWEST OF QUANG NGAI, IN THE CENTRAL LOWLANDS OF SOUTH VIETNAM, 243 NORTH VIETNAMESE AND VIET CONG WERE KILLED. ACCORDING TO A MILITARY SPOKESMAN IN SAIGON, BOTH KOREAN COMPANIES SUFFERED MODERATE CASUALTIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAELMOFJHBFI77D92ORTFQ9Q4VF
    Media URN:
    VLVAELMOFJHBFI77D92ORTFQ9Q4VF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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