United States and South vietnamese forces pushing through Cambodia are said to have wiped out a large number of Communist troops who have long used the "Parrot's Beak" and "Fish Hook" areas of the country as sanctuaries.
AERIAL VIEW of troops and gun emplacement
LV Troops firing guns and mortars
SV Troops and Bivouac
LV Guns firing
SV Helicopter landing equipment (2 shots)
LV Tanks moving forward and firing guns (2 shots)
SV Captured bicycles on ground
SV Men looking at captured supplies
LV Tank going over bicycles
LV Tanks moving forward
LV American jets dive-bombing and explosion (5 shots)
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Background: United States and South vietnamese forces pushing through Cambodia are said to have wiped out a large number of Communist troops who have long used the "Parrot's Beak" and "Fish Hook" areas of the country as sanctuaries.
Since the dawn invasion to wipe out Communist bases started last Friday, the number of Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops reported to have been killed numbers more than 1,000.
The vast firepower the invading forces have brought with them cannot be matched by the Communist troops. The burnt of the invasion is being led by tanks, but U.S. Air Force jets have also been lending support with strafing and dive-bombing runs on suspected enemy positions.
On Monday (May 4) heavy artillery bombarded suspected guerrilla positions in the Fish Hook area while tanks moved into rubber plantations to lend support.
Massive hauls of arms, food and other equipment have been captured by the American and South Vietnamese forces. Among the equipment seized were a lot of bicycles said to have been used by the guerrillas. Tanks rode over the bicycles to destroy them to prevent them from being used should they be found by the Viet Cong or North Vietnamese.