The full blade

Accession Number F03617
Collection type Film
Measurement 13 min 49 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 16mm/Colour/sound
Place made Vietnam
Date made 1965
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

Item copyright: External copyright


A film report on the first US employment of civic action in Vietnam. This was Operation 'Golden Fleece' and was carried out by the 1st Battalion, 9th Regiment United States Marine Corps in the Song Con Bien valley. The Marines mission was to deny the Viet Cong a rice supply as well as winning support from the villagers. The Marines provide protection for the villagers during the rice harvest, transport and store the rice, protect the people by concentrating them in one location and provide a medical service. The villagers are shown a film and given pamphlets on further help the Government can provide.