|Object type||Colour - Film original transparency (positive) 35mm|
Paule, John Alan
|Place made||Vietnam: Vung Tau Special Zone, Vung Tau|
|Date made||21 March 1969|
Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright
A thick cloud of black smoke rises from the ground to obscure this right side view of the port ...
A thick cloud of black smoke rises from the ground to obscure this right side view of the port and its facilities. A Viet Cong squad on nearby Long Son Island had fired six 122 mm rockets at the US army and allied forces airbase. One rocket hit the POL (Petrol, Oil and Lubricants) tank farm destroying 300 000 gallons of motor gasoline. Shipping, wharf structures and related defence infrastructure are also visible in this photograph.