• Short Summary

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE NAVY HAS STEPPED UP ITS RIVER PATROLS IN THE MEKONG DELTA IN A BID TO OUST VIET CONG GUERILLA UNITS WHICH ARE THREATENING IMPORTANT WATERWAYS USED BY FARMERS TO BRING THEIR GOODS TO SAIGON AND OTHER TOWNS.

  • Description

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE NAVY HAS STEPPED UP ITS RIVER PATROLS IN THE MEKONG DELTA IN A BID TO OUST VIET CONG GUERILLA UNITS WHICH ARE THREATENING IMPORTANT WATERWAYS USED BY FARMERS TO BRING THEIR GOODS TO SAIGON AND OTHER TOWNS.

    THIS FILM WAS SHOT ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 6) AT BAC LIEU, SOUTH-EAST SAIGON. BEFORE THE NAVY MOVE INTO THE AREA MANY FARMERS HAD FALLEN VICTIM TO VIET CONG ATTACKS FROM THE DENSE MANGROVE SWAMPS. NOW THE FARMERS SAY THEY ONLY GET OCCASIONAL SNIPER FIRE.

    THE HEAVILY ARMED SOUTH VIETNAMESE GUNBOATS ARE CONSTANTLY PATROLLING THE WATERWAYS, BOMBARDING SUSPECTED VIET CONG POSITIONS WITH RIFLE, MORTAR AND MACHINE-GUN FIRE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAERP4KJ3NFFIHHUNRPG5RL4GS6
    Media URN:
    VLVAERP4KJ3NFFIHHUNRPG5RL4GS6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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