Heavy artillery attack by North Vietnam at Khe Sanh.
Khe Sanh Vietnam Date:1968 Duration:9 min 57 sec Sound:Yes
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.
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