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Shell damaged picture theatre, Baria

Destroyed Picture Theatre  1st Tour

This photograph is of the picture theatre in Baria, capital city of Phuoc Tuy Province. The theatre was extensively destroyed by Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army ground fire.
Baria along with route 15 to Vung Tau were the only areas under government control when the battalion arrived in May 1966. Within twelve months the battalion, through Cordon and Search and Search and Destroy Operations along with aggressive patrolling and numerous day and night ambushes placed over 70% of Phuoc Tuy Province back under government control.
 

 

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