Infantry firepower pounds Viet Cong DPR/TV/271

Accession Number F10082
Collection type Film
Measurement 4 min
Object type Actuality footage, Television news footage
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Maker Defence Public Relations (DPR)
Place made Vietnam
Date made 19 July 1965
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Troops and vehicle moved into positions on the south bank of the Dong Nai River early morning and throughout the day directed their fire at preplanned targets across the river in war zone 'D', which the Viet Cong had dominated for the last six years. 81mm mortars of 1st Battalion RAR were supported by .50 calibre machine guns mounted on APCS of 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse and 90mm anti-tank guns of the US 173rd Airborne Bde. The firepower group met no resistance during the action and returned safely to base. Identified personnel: Private John Mcdonough of Lismore, Corporal Ken Phipps of Richmond NSW, Corporal Jim Blundell of Granville NSW, Sergeant Bill Bennet of Frankston VIC, Private Mike Chevis, Private Tony Harris of Ashfield, Private John Guest of Nyngan, Private Vince Jones of Tamworth, Private Bill Richards of Adelaide. Cameraman Warrant Officer Class 2 Bryan Dunne.

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