Vietnam War Operation Long reach, 1st Cavalry DIV 250124-03 | Footage Farm



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[Vietnam War – Color, 1965, USA: Operation Long Reach, 1st Cavalry DIV (Airmobile). 05-06Nov65]
Slate: unid. UH-1D helicopter lands, Black soldiers jump out and run, walk across grass coming across a dead Vietcong. Sergeant searches thru the clothing of the dead man, MCU.
08:41:01 Slate: Cameraman Yama, R11. Two medics tend seriously wounded American soldier. Face of First Aid man showing anguish. Soldiers carry wounded on litters to UH-1D helicopter. UH-1D takes off. GOOD.
08:42:11 Slate: same. Dead American soldiers carried off on makeshift litters. Other soldiers are on the alert. Dead American face down. Lt Colonel James H. Nix, Commander 2d Battalions, 8th Cavalry, 1st Brigade, going thru brush checking the dead soldiers. Dead American in jungle. Two soldiers arrive, place dead soldier on litter & carry off. Pans of brush & trees, foliage
08:44:34 Soldiers rush toward jungle (sniper fire). Pan, jungle area.
08:44:45 Slate: 14Nov65 Camera: Dardzinski. Gunner at door of airborne helicopter, MCU. Pilot & co-pilot at controls of CH-47. Crewman in rear; view to ground. Low shot from CH-47 as it picks up downed UH-1D helicopter & carries it over jungle to grassy field.
08:47:28 Two UH-1Ds take off w/ sun setting in bg.
08:47:57 Soldier signaling CH-47 landing in grassy field (day).
08:48:10 Soldiers of the 2d Battalion, 8th Cavalry, 1st Brigade, push & load a 105mm Howitzer into CH-47. 08:48:52 Soldier examines a captured Vietcong 57mm RR.
Fighting; Battles; USAF; Equipment; Horrors of War;
NOTE: Good color, dramatic and tragic coverage. Excellent quality
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