Battle For Hue
This video is divided into three parts. Part one is a narrated (in English) film produced by the South Vietnamese government documenting the battle to retake the city. Part two documents intense USMC fighting in and around Hue (no narration, music soundtrack). Part three is narrated and details the atrocities committed by the communists during their occupation of Hue.
Run time: 45 minutes
Review of "Battle For Hue"
Shot List For Part One
A Vietnamese government film covering battle for the city of Hue during the 1968 Tet offensive. City under siege. Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces in city. People fleeing Hue. AARVN counterattack on the citadel with F-4 close air support. Dead VC defenders and their weapons in rubble. Evacuation of city and assault on remnants of enemy forces. Care and feeding of refugees in government center.
Shot List For Part Two
U. S. Military footage; Sunken LCU-1482 in shallow water, much of uper part of craft above water. View, damage to sunken craft, water in FG. Fuel truck moving over muddy road, three story building in BG, low boy carrying heavy crates passes by.; Supply dump area. Marine behind a tree firing rifles during Tet Offensive. Man running behind large tree, dropping down to knees, covering another man in BG. Man down on knees firing rifle. Rear View, Marine squatting down low, man runs into scene move up alongside man. Rear view, two men wearing flak jackets, firing M-16's; small palm trees seen. G Men firing from behind small bandstand. Rear View, two men firing, man seen running to take cover Marines advance: man in fires his M-16 off towards palm trees. Man rising, running towards shell hole depression. Two men in foxhole-like affair, firing M-16's; Small group of men firing M-16's from cover during fighting at Hue, Rubble; tank seen approaching, one Marine watching tank. Small, medium tank, swinging turret around; smoke comes from trees across river. Empty shell casings seen along roadway; tank turret swings around, machine gun is being fired, empty shells are dropped to ground from tank. Rear view, tank on area appearing to be a cement causeway. Rear view, tank; two men up on back of tank, tank is firing, smoke drifts. Bazooka Team; one man crouched down with bazooka on R shoulder, another man with rocket in hand, third man assisting. Bazooka Team behind tank, loading bazookas. Man firing bazooka, team mates seen standing alongside. ARVN troopers approaching up road, running past camera. ARVN troopers running across cement causeway towards buildings.Tank firing machine gun at wooded area across river; wooded area along river with tracers heading into woods. Rear view, tank firing towards woods; ARVN troopers behind tank. Vietnamese up on tank directing fire on phones; man is wearing a red beret, Some refugees and a wounded person on a pallet; woman is crying as she helps carry the wounded person; swish to wounded person being carried. Villagers gathered in groups. Villagers of Hue standing along a roadway. Tank with L tread shattered, turret swung off; show heavy utility poles stacked in area. Damaged tank, muddy area seen in FG. Heavy duty forklift moving over muddy ground; supplies seen. Heavy boxes being carried by forklift. Side view, forklift carrying heavy boxes on fork over muddy ground.
Rubble in aftermath of the fighting at Hue showing damaged building and debris on streets. Group of children sitting in large opened doorway RVN man walks away from doorway; PAN with man; rubble and destroyed shops. Destroyed buildings with piles of rubble. Vietnamese troops waiting, some standing, along sidewalk outside shops. PAN, destroyed bridge with many people on bridge; boat removing some of people from bridge. Large group of Vietnamese troops boarding landing craft. G 7) American troops aboard landing craft. Men in landing craft firing at shoreline in far BG. Trooper leaning up against tree with his rifle at the ready as he looks down the long empty street in Hue. Two Marines, one firing his m-60 while next to a tree. Jeep carrying recoilless rifle, rifle being fired; private buildings seen. Overall view of recoilless rifle firing from mechanical mule. Mechanical mule moving off troopers moving on the double behind the mechanical mule; haze and smoke. Man sitting at wheel of mechanical mule; troopers working around piles of debris. Trooper walking from side street onto main street. Troopers (US) running crouched down along hedges. Tank moving down street. Rear view of tank stopped at curve in road in residential area; tank spins around, backs down. Tank parked next to a private home. US troops in a ditch at side of road. Tank along side road. US trooper running alongside a ditch, carrying some of his gear. Tank backing down, tearing down a stone wall and small tree. Tank moving down a very narrow road in residential area. Tank backing down from its original position. US troops hiding behind hedges as they try to clear the area, house to house. US troops moving thru some of the rubble and advancing from one house to another at Hue. Troops lined up alongside surburban street. Trooper crouched down next to tree; small blue bus parked next to trooper. Two troopers firing their M-16 rifles.Man leaning against tree firing M-16; bus parked alongside. US troopers firing their rifles and moving off to avoid being hit by return fire. Man setting up his M-60 on a table placed out in street. Men firing their weapons from behind the table set up in street.
Three U.S. troopers; one crouching, one running to join third outside a building. Tank turning around in driveway, fence covered with foliage, buildings off to right. Marine running forward, joining second man, both carrying M-16's. Man running with bazooka on shoulder, two troopers coming up carrying rockets for bazooka; Medium tank approaching, turning to stop on a driveway, then moving forward, stopping, backing down, one man up on tank on phones. Rear view, mechanical mule being driven over roadway past damaged buildings, another mechanical mule seen approaching with supplies; men come out of brush at L with M-16's. MLS Damage to city of Hue; damaged buildings, littered streets, mechanical mule in MBG. Man sitting on parked mechanical mule, damaged buildings. Rear view, U.S. troops moving along sidewalks, past damaged buildings, looking for Vietcong. Troops running, one walking in LFG, crouching to look for enemy. Man driving mechanical mule over rough terrain and barren trees shot apart by shell fire; buildings are badly damaged, Marine running forward, others seen running towards camera along roadway past debris, as they move to mop up city; mechanical mule seen approaching. Mechanical mule moving down dirty, dusty, littered street, damaged buildings; troopers seen walking ahead of mechanical mule. Mechanical mule with four men aboard moving over littered street, one man sitting on after end of vehicle holding head in hands. ARVN trooper walking through rubble of building holding M-1 carbine. Pock marked buildings, damaged by rifle and shell fire. G 17) CU Rubble; PAN up to show damaged homes. Troopers around mechanical mule, one man enters with a stretcher. Tank; mechanical mule seen approaching up narrow roadway in BG, trees seen at L and R beside road, building in BG. Mechanical mule moving past, carrying wounded men. Tank moving over narrow dirt road. Mechanical mule with troopers aboard, moving along road in city of Hue. Truck backing down on dirty road. Wounded man being placed in rear of truck, man places a stretcher in truck. Truck backing down over road. Side view, truck; more wounded personnel are carried on stretchers towars truck. Marines running forward, others carrying wounded. Troopers running on the double along roadway, 6 X truck approaching; damamged gear.. Three troopers, part of mortar crew. Rocket being placed in mortar, mortar is fired. Mortar crew, three man crew, firing mortar. Mortar crew firing mortar. Mortar crew positioned amongst rubble firing mortar; men working to unload more rockets or mortar rounds from boxes. Mortar crew firing mortar. Partially sunken landing craft.Two troopers hiding next to building with rifles. U.S. forces behind stone wall firing rifles. Two men behind stone wall watching as others advance towards two story building; PAN to show more men behind wall with M-16's. U.S. and ARVN forces next to buildings, moving ahead. Forces down next to building.Man with rocket in hand. Rear view, U.S. soldier firing M-16 around corner of building. Two U.S. troopers witting next to wall of building. Trooper running from hiding across road followed by others as they move ahead in Hue, RVN.
Shot List A Vietnamese government film showing atrocities committed by the Viet Cong upon residents of Hue following the 1968 Tet offensive. People fleeing Hue during seige of city. Bodies in mass grave being uncovered, and removed for identification bu survivors. Coffins at shrine. Buddhist ceremonies for the dead, funeral procession and reburial.
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