• Short Summary

    Viet Cong guerrillas wiped out a hamlet defence post in a perfectly executed attack 24 miles (40 kms) Northwest of Saigon early on New Year's Eve.

  • Description

    Viet Cong guerrillas wiped out a hamlet defence post in a perfectly executed attack 24 miles (40 kms) Northwest of Saigon early on New Year's Eve.

    The attack was said to have taken place 20 minutes after the Viet Cong 72-hour New Year ceasefire went into effect.

    About 20 Viet Cong were believed to have carried out the assault which killed all but two of the post's defence force.

    The next morning Government soldiers and villagers cleared up after the attack which had pierced the hamlet's defences using satchel charges, grenades and small arms fire.

    Two boys who were home for the truce holiday to visit their family were also killed in the clash. In their village home, the family mourned the death of the boys.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAGQVROEHU4DZKS1GEEGN8ZAZZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAGQVROEHU4DZKS1GEEGN8ZAZZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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