Battle of Khe Sanh between January 1968 to April 1968. Aircraft in flight after heavy artillery attack by North Vietnam at Khe Sanh. Marines examine map on light table. David E Lownds, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corpse, Commanding officer, Khe Sanh, speaks. Marines repel the North Vietnam attack by making use of heavy artillery. Planes drop bombs. Smoke arises from heavy explosions. Headlines in North Vietnamese newspaper. North Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap's picture in newspaper. Various newspaper headlines. General William Westmoreland instructs his men. Artillery and howitzers fired at Khe Sanh by marines. Various American aircraft take off from airstrip. B-52 bomber plane drops bombs. C-130 transport planes drop parachutes with supplies for marines in fight. Low altitude parachute extraction. Parachute descends from aircraft. Planes land at Khe Sanh. Planes like C-130 and C-123 used in airlift operations. North Vietnam artillery continues fire at Khe Sanh. Combat views. Artillery fire. B-52 bombers drop 500lb and 750lb bombs. Night bombing using radar and sky spot. Marines continue to fight. U.S. officers walk through corridor. Overhead sign reads 'CINCPAC Command Center'. Enemy bombards Khe Sanh. Marines behind sandbags. Marines play, drink coffee, play music and eat at Khe Sanh. Enemy starts attack. Marines moves out of bunkers. Marines advance on ground. Military vehicles move ahead on road. Relief troops march along road. Hidden mines found. Mines explode. Marines get out of helicopters on hill.
Battle of Khe Sanh between January 1968 to April 1968. Valley of Khe Sanh surrounded by mountains. Military jeep moves on road. Wounded marine carried on litter. Bomb explodes near plane. Supplies at airbase. The American flag on a mountain. David E Lownds, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, Commanding Officer, Khe Sanh, speaks. The Colonel explains the location of battle with help of a model. Bombs dropped on mountains. Marines fire artillery. Airfield prepared at Khe Sanh. Marines dig trenches. Marines patrol in woods. American planes in flight. U.S. officers look at map on light table. General William gets into helicopter at airbase. Bell UH-1B Iroquois Huey helicopter lands after short flight. U.S. officers leave the helicopter. General William and marines check the location. Marines examine the map on light tables. Sign reads 'Welcome to Khe Sanh Matcu 62 Airfield'. Marines board plane with supplies. Supplies dropped by small parachutes from planes in flight. French paratroopers land in the same area during 1954. French advance with heavy artillery but did not win the war. Armistice signed by leaders in Geneva. Marines in sandbag bunkers at Khe Sanh. Colonel Lownds speaks. Marines move through jungle. Aircraft on bombing run. Explosions at Khe Sanh. Heavy artillery attack by North Vietnam at Khe Sanh and smoke rises from explosions. American B-52 planes in flight.
U.S. air strikes in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. M-117 bombs explode near and on road on wooden slopes near river north of Pleiku near Dak To, on 18 August, 1968. USAF (United States Air Force) F-100 Super Sabre jet fighter aircraft drops Mark 82 (Mk.82) high-drag (HD) bombs. The bombs descend and explode on structures in grove of trees near rice paddies 23 miles east of Binh Thuy on 19th August. USAF McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II bomber aircraft drop two Mk.84 HD bombs. The bombs descend and explode near structures in grove of tress in agricultural area 30 miles southwest of Saigon on 19 August, 1968.
Battle of Khe Sanh between January 1968 to April 1968. Aerial bombardment by U.S. over North Vietnam position in Khe Sanh. Explosions on ground. Marines fire artillery and move out into surrounding terrain of Khe Sanh. Wounded marines carried on litters. General William Westmoreland arrives to pay tribute to B-52 aircraft pilots for their contribution in Khe Sanh battle. General Westmoreland decorates pilots. President Lyndon B Johnson decorated officers at the White House. Commanding officer, Colonel David E Lownds receives a navy cross. Sergeant Major AW Smith is awarded with bronze star. President Lyndon B Johnson praises gallantry of marines and airmen at the White House. Marines move through jungle. 26th Marines advance on dirt road in Khe Sanh. Trenches deserted in Khe Sanh airfield.
A film on the 1968 Tet Offensive on Saigon, Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Dead bodies of Vietcong troops and North Vietnamese troops in an area. A rubbled area. Several Vietcong wounded soldiers are carried by the soldiers. They are provided medical care by civilians and medical teams. The medical teams treat the wounded. The wounded are given medical care and food. A doctor bandages a man's injured leg. An ambulance moves along a street. Men carry wounded on litters. Damaged buildings along street sides. Vietcong prisoners are interviewed by military correspondents. Abandoned weapons on display.
Elements of 11th Armored Calvary Regiment, clearing North Vietnamese Army regulars from "Widows' Village" (a hamlet of housing provided by the government of the Republic of Vietnam for widows and children of fallen ARVN soldiers). The action occurs January 31st, 1968 (on "Tet", the Vietnamese Lunar New Year holiday). U.S. troops firing small arms as they proceed across tall grass into the hamlet. Several M 113 armored personnel carriers (APCs) are seen accompanying the troops. A soldier, who has been hit, lying prone between two other soldiers, tries to get up. Flames consuming huts. Riflemen moving cautiously. A slightly wounded soldier, lying on the ground, smiles as he points to his leg as another soldier helps him. APCs advance, firing 50 caliber machine guns. Riflemen staying close behind. Views of a number of huts, in the hamlet, that have not been destroyed.
(Note: According to Colonel Sonny Craven, then leader of a combat photo team on the scene, these combat sequences was filmed by soldiers of the 221st Signal Company [Pictorial]). Craven and another photographer, were both wounded in the engagement.)