Vietnam War – Hue Destruction 221429-03 | Footage Farm



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[Vietnam War – Hue Destruction & Fighter Jet Bombing Runs, 22-23Feb68]
Slate: ?? Hue. Marines along ??. Destroyed neighborhood w/ houses, wrecked cars, soldiers walking thru; dead bodies, animals. Soldiers around front of house. Climbing large concrete television (?) broadcast tower, atop Citadel, badly damaged. Rooftop w/ Vietnamese, ARVN, soldiers holding yellow flag; film cameraman shooting. Vietnamese spread out South Vietnam flag, attach ropes. Begin to raise & heavy colored smoke or gas blown across. M-16 rifles firing salute in air. Men w/ flag climbing tower w/ iron rebar sticking out. Flag flying from top, men descend. Soldiers on rooftop watching, talking on telephone. Views of flag.
08:25:47 Slate: 22Feb Hue. A4 Skyhawk fighter jets over low. Heavy smoke from behind trees & buildings & plane circling & making low passes. O-1B light spotter plane over low.
08:27:22 ÅRVN Vietnamese marching past w/ grenades & .30 caliber rifles, some w/ helmets, some w/ hats.
08:27:57 Slate: 23Feb Hue. GI changing 6×6 truck tire while another stands w/ cigarette. Soldier in flak jacket cleaning .50 caliber machine gun (MG) mounted on top of truck; another getting water or fuel from tank on trailer. Marines cleaning .50 caliber spotting rifle on Marine Corps M-50 Ontos tracked vehicle. Jeep arrives, driver out w/ automatic rifle. Man guides tank parking in muddy yard. CU tracks.
08:30:34 Slate 22Feb Hue. A4 fighter over low; large napalm bomb explodes across Perfume River. Several passes & fireballs beyond collapsed bridge. Jet seen dropping two bombs & explosions; second & third passes & explosions. Tight turn; light spotter plane over.
08:32:03 Large napalm explosions in telephoto across river from bombs; burning warehouse & heavy smoke.
Note: All shot by R.W. Thompson.
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4 thoughts on “Vietnam War – Hue Destruction 221429-03 | Footage Farm

  1. AMAZING FOOTAGE I BEEN SEARCHING FOR YEARS WOW SO HAPPY 2 SEE MY BEAUTIFUL FLAG I ONCE FOUGHT!!!

  2. I was standing in Hue at the Navy Ramp when the jets got permission to hit the Citadel. Very intense fire power. My ears are still ringing,or what?

  3. Little0o0Dragon says:

    My great uncal served in hamburger hill he was one of the lucky ones he made it

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