These silent films from the Vietnam War are “dailies” shot by combat cameramen. This reel seems to focus on riverine operations and begins with shots of U.S. Navy patrol craft at :40. At 1:47 you will see one of the armed boats go past, and at 2:02 an armed barge is shown with an artillery piece aboard. At 2:50 a group of Vietnamese come aboard, presumably for interrogation or while their boat is searched for contraband. At 3:40 an artillery piece is fired. At 4:30 rounds are prepared and the gun fired. At 5;16 a slate is seen that appears to indicate the footage was shot in 1967. At 6:18 aerial footage shows some of the boats operating on the river. One of them the 1-91-7 is seen close up at 6:46. This was an Alpha boat or Assault Support Patrol Boat. At 7:21 a jet aircraft drops supplies (?) into the jungle.
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