Tunnel Rats: Operation Pershing – H1916-02 | Footage Farm



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Slate: 03Sep67. Patrol w/ field radios moving thru jungle, brush, bananas etc. Two soldiers w/ pistol lower Vietnamese into tunnel on hillside; soldier w/ flame-thrower arrives. Group waits.
09:29:10 Vietnamese soldiers at cave entrance plug ears. More activity at cave entrance.
09:29:53 Slate. Activity around hillside cave, view of valley. Soldiers up hillside. CUs waiting; resting.
09:32:06 Troops at tunnel entrance as Black soldier tries to enter; others watch. CUs. Pass down large charges to Black. CU ignition w/ fuse. LS enormous explosion & black cloud.
09:34:24 Soldier placing fuse .
09:34:34 Slate. Entrance to cave; soldier inside w/ flashlight & pistol. VIetnamese enters. Both come out.
09:36:45 Not useful – light struck.
09:37:16 Aerial over craters; village w/ craters.
09:37:50 Aerial of cloud from explosion; lower of pock marked tunnels or craters.
09:38:12 Aerial alongside base of mountains, farms.
09:38:43 Slate: 03Sep67. Multiple large explosions on mountainside from various distances & angles.
09:39:50 Slate: 03Sep67. Continued explosions on hillside. Men watching, talking on field telephone w/ palm trees behind. MCUs & CUs. Packs w/ explosive charges.
09:40:38 Black troops climbing along rocks on steep hillside. MCU White watching.
09:41:01 Soldier watching fire burning in entrance to cave. Troops in trees; soldier watching valley from behind rock. Patrol moving, looking into caves while on radio. Resting by rock w/ machine gun, w/ flame- thrower.
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3 thoughts on “Tunnel Rats: Operation Pershing – H1916-02 | Footage Farm

  1. al hiddel says:

    who is the vietnamese in the white shirt , is he a deserter or something?

  2. foxguy day says:

    Thank you for sharing Iā€™m trying to find information and stories from the actual Tunnel rats

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