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[Vietnam – Color, 1968: Vietcong Attacks Saigon During Tet (Lunar New Year), 31Jan-02Feb68]
CUs crushed MP & Marine helmets on ground. US soldiers in side street amid rubble. US soldier lies flat atop V100 armored commando car as it moves into alley; MPs & soldiers follow closely behind the V-100. MCU dead Viet Cong, tilt up to wrecked 2-12 ton truck and V-100 in alley – MPs & soldiers firing rifles from behind the vehicles.
09:27:31 Armored commando car pulls up after running over soldier – crushed soldier is pulled away. Wounded soldiers treated, placed on litters & put in ambulance.
09:28:52 MCU South Vietnamese female soldier, male soldier behind on field telephone – shouting to civilians running past. ARVN soldiers attacking hut in outskirts of Saigon; soldier on telephone, others w/ large radio packs on back. View across canal (?). More civilians – woman running w/ white flag.
09:31:03 Slate. HA pan shot line of M113 APCs along street. LSs AIE Skyraider jet attacking buildings in city. HA troops in armored vehicles along street.
09:32:53 American 1st Infantry Division soldiers searching cemetery, mopping up; CUs soldiers next to graves / tombs.
09:35:30 Slate. Troops of 25th Infantry Division w/ M-113 armored car in cemetery. CU, treads of M113 as it passes. M113s along street.
09:37:24 LS AIE fighter jet dives at target. LS huge cloud of black smoke rising.
09:37:58 Slate: 01Feb68. M113 vehicles past, under banner; into cemetery. 1st Infantry Division search in cemetery; CU sculpture on war memorial [?] of skull-like face w/ helmet, pan to soldiers searching cemetery – rows of stone crosses, undergrowth; soldier checks to see if anything hidden under headstones. 25th Infantry Division M113 drives thru cemetery. Good.
Vietnam War; Tet Offensive; Horrors of War;
NOTE: Content good but scratched in parts.
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