• Short Summary

    Communist stronghold captured in fight in Indochina.

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    LV. Convoy halted by roadside. LV. Aircraft flying over convoy. SV. Gun firing. LV. Shell exploding on hillside. SV. Guns firing. SV. Gun firing - two shots. SV. Back view, gun firing. SV. Soldier with two prisoners. SV. Burning jungle shack. SV. Troops advancing. LV. Troops advancing. Shell drops in nearby stream. SV. Explosion in stream. CU. Back view, soldiers running into undergrowth. GV. Explosions. SV. Soldiers running past dead communist rebel. SV. Towards, prisoners running forward with hands up. SV. Soldier waving to prisoners. Another rebel runs from jungle. CU. Machine guns firing. SV. Towards, rebels running from jungle. SV. Rebel behind barbed wire. SV. Pan, two rebels, one limping, walking along road. SV. Towards and pan, four rebels carrying dead comrade. GV. A communist strongpoint. French soldier walking towards with bundle of rifles. LV. A strongpoint showing dead rebels and French soldiers. GV. Elevated and pan, a strongpoint. LV. Soldiers in strongpoint, pan down to more soldiers amongst rubble. SV. Soldiers hoisting French flag. SV. Towards, refugee villagers returning. SV. Pan, small girl carrying baby boy, running after the others.

    (F.G.) (Orig. B.)

    Note found in the paperwork - This battle resulted in dead of Lieutenant de Lattre de Tassigny, son of French Commander-in-Chief.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:41:00 / 01:23:02:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    "This battle resulted in dead of Lieutenant de Lattre de Tassigny" - that is Bernard de Lattre de Tassigny.

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