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(Studio) South of Danang 7,000 United States Marines and South Vietnam troops completing Operation Meade River. Casualties given. Objective: to clear Viet Cong out of area long controlled. Others as well as Viet Cong cleared out too.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
("Operation Meade River") Evacuees called "instant refugees". Taken from homes and put in tent city. Film shown; explained. Suffering of hamlets noted. Tactic: clear villages for success of cordon and search maneuver. People to be returned at end of action. Next action filmed. 2 North Vietnam, VC battalions believed caught in cordon. Success apparent. South Vietnam militia and field police hold key to ultimate success. Film of ruined bldgs. shown.
REPORTER: Kenneth Gale
- Gale, Kenneth;
- Reynolds, Frank
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