French army prepares to hit back at Viet Minh troops.
OPERATIONS IN INDOCHINA. (Dien Bien Phu.)
Pan troops in foreground and Dakota taking off from airport of Dien Bien Phu. SV. More troops walking to aircraft. LV. other troops walking past camera to aircraft. SV. Towards, Plane taking off. SV. Formation of fighters towards and overhead. LV. Pan freighter flying overhead. LV. Pan freighter flying overhead. Angle shot: troops moving forward to front liner. LV. Plane dropping supplies SV. Supplies reaching ground. SV. Ground troops collecting supplies. LV. Other parachutes floating down with supplies & SCU. SV. Ground troops moving forward thru undergrowth LV. Pan down plane attacking position. SV. Troops assembled engaging the enemy. CU. Soldier firing rifle (Fires twice) SV. Troops advancing thru burning undergrowth. & SV. Towards. SV. Doleris firing mortar. CU. Injured man being carried on back of comrade. Angle shot. Wounded man carried on stretcher. SV. Cross on roadside pan to Burial party. CU. Padre talking. LV. Burial service in progress.
(F.G.) (Orig. E)