• Short Summary

    LONG AN PROVINCE, AN ANTI-GOVERNMENT STRONGHOLD FOR OVER SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES. THE SOUTH VIET CONG?

  • Description

    LONG AN PROVINCE, AN ANTI-GOVERNMENT STRONGHOLD FOR OVER SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES. THE SOUTH VIET CONG TERRORIST CONTROL BY COMPLETED THE OPERATION WITH ONLY THE ASSISTANCE OF AMERICAN HELICOPTERS, AND THE ACHIEVEMENT IS HAILED AS A FURTHER SIGN OF THE SUCCESSFUL 'VIETNAMISATION' PROCESS.

    THE GOOD NEWS FROM LONG AN CO-INCIDES WITH THE DISBANDING OF THREE MAJOR U.S. GROUND COMMANDS I SOUTH VIETNAM. THE PROVINCE LIES IN A DELTA ON THE SOUTHERN TIP OF THE COUNTRY WHERE 40 PER CENT OF THE POPULATION COME UNDER HEAVY INFLUENCE FROM THE VIET CONG. SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES PUSHED INTO THE U MINH FOREST AIMING TO DEFEAT THE ENEMY AND BRING THE PEOPLE UNDER GOVERNMENT CONTROL. IN FIVE MONTHS, THE RESULTS HAVE BEEN DRAMATIC...2500 ENEMY KILLED, 1400 DEFECTED TO THE GOVERNMENT SIDE.

    WE SEE THE VILLAGE OF CA MAU, WHERE SOME OF THE 56,000 SOUTH VIETNAMESE WHO FLED U MINH FOREST REGION DURING THE OPERATION HAVE BEEN RE-SETTLED BY THE GOVERNMENT. THE CAPTURE OF ENEMY WEAPONS AND THE CUTTING OFF OF SUPPLIES FROM CAMBODIA HAS MEANT THAT THE VIET CONG HAVE BEEN FORCED TO REVERT TO THEIR OLD PRACTISE OF FIGHTING WITH CAPTURED AMERICAN ARMS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAVU5GKNJ3ZKU8AO7X518VWIV9
    Media URN:
    VLVAVU5GKNJ3ZKU8AO7X518VWIV9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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