- Title: CF712
La shot of helicopter taking off. Int shot helicopter pilot scans the ground, helicopter flies over palm trees, three choppers land in field with soldiers jumping out, mass of helicopters take off, soldiers through woods, firing guns in grass, aerial shot of rice fields, landing strip in jungle. Soldiers digging machine gun placements, barbed wire with checkpoint and military policeman at base, aerial shot of base on top of mountain. Planes on runway. Map showing South Vietnam. Aerial shot of bay, aerial shot of jungle, helicopter takes off. Troops operate Howitzer, air to air shot of helicopter firing rockets.
Back view of soldier firing machine gun from open door of helicopter. Fire being returned from ground. Damaged aircraft being lifted into air by strange looking helicopter. Troops unloading suppliers from helicopter. Flying ambulance helicopter landing, injured man helped aboard then takes off. POV shots from helicopter in flight over jungle. Troops unload Howitzer from helicopter. Howitzers firing, General Westmoreland talks to troops. Helicopters searching for and firing on enemy.
Troops out of helicopter, run across field. Troops firing machine guns, reinforcements arriving, Howitzers firing, helicopters firing rockets. Helicopters flying close to the ground. Map showing LZ X-Ray. Combat scenes among trees. Vs troops in foxhole fire shells. Helicopter delivers artillery. Shells being fired. Ha shot of helicopter firing rockets, int shot showing silhouette of pilot. Fighter bomber streaks over, explosions. Troops tending to injured colleague, troops carry stretcher onto helicopter. Ha view of pile of dead North Vietnamese as helicopter takes off. B-52 bombers carpet bombing jungle, explosions on ground. Soldier on field telephone held in another's backpack.
Air strike. Troops drag body along, inspect artillery left behind by North Vietnamese. Dead bodies. Row of helicopters into land. Air Cavalry receiving Air Cavalry citation. 1966. Bong Son campaign. Troops onto helicopter. Aerial bombardment. Helicopter gun ships strafing area of jungle with rocket fire. Troops dropped in combat zone. Soldiers firing machine guns, wading through rice fields. Soldier searches tunnel, combat scenes, air ambulance takes off, troops search village houses, troops through rice field, feed South Vietnamese families, people receive medical care. Troops and captured North Vietnamese soldiers into helicopter. Troops fire Howitzer, soldiers working field radio, collapsible water containers.
Int helicopter as troops climb on, soldier in helicopter in silhouette. Air to air shot of helicopter, group of helicopters into land. Troops through long grass, troops plan attack. POV shot of helicopter travelling fast over land. Int helicopter as rockets fired then machine gun fires. Cu Howitzer firing. Troops through rice field, swamp, jungle and forest. Explosions. North Vietnamese prisoners. Tank firing as it goes through jungle. Troops firing guns in jungle. Pan over huge array of vehicles. Rows of helicopters parked. Helicopter being refuelled. Reconnaissance plane air to air shot. Aerial shots of jungle and other terrain. Int shots of helicopter showing pilot in silhouette.
Back shot of soldier being handed a reconnaissance photograph. Vs soldier compares reconnaissance photographs. Ground commander points to board with attack plan. Ha shot of Huey helicopters on ground with blades turning. Troops on board helicopter awaiting take off. Group of helicopters take off one by one. Air to air shot of attack helicopter. Ws group of helicopters fly over jungle, river and coast. Howitzer fires, jets drop bombs, smoke rises. Int helicopter gun ship as rockets fire. Smoke from bombed jungle. Chinook helicopter landing on mountain top. Mcu shot. Troops off helicopter and spread out quickly. Troops making their way downhill.
Soldiers off helicopter using ropes. La shot of soldier descending rope ladder from helicopter into jungle. Great shot of soldier with reeds in his helmet for camouflage. Troops through jungle. Chinook helicopter carries Howitzer towards landing site.
Soldier sets up site on Howitzer. Chinook takes off. Black soldier on field radio calling for air strike. Plane drops bombs, explosions. Jeep and water trailer unloaded from Chinook. Soldier throws supplies from open helicopter door as it hovers above ground. Chinook delivers supply of shells. Maintenance workers check helicopter rotor blades. Soldier refuels helicopter. Black soldier stands with inflatable rubber fuel tanks. Good shot of soldier on field telephone. La shot from underneath helicopter.
Soldier uses bulldozer to clear jungle, helicopter carries part of bridge. Vs soldiers and civilians lay metal runway. Sappers lay explosives in hole to destroy North Vietnamese tunnels and light detonator. Huge explosion. Soldiers help wounded colleagues onto ambulance helicopter. Soldier on stretcher rushed to ambulance. Stretchers stacked up inside helicopter. Vs helicopter maneouvres and takes off. Soldier does body search on North Vietnamese boy. Soldiers check papers of civilian women. Group of young North Vietnamese men loaded into back of Chinook. Medical care given to villagers. Food served to villagers under food welfare programme. Musicians sing for villagers. Chinook carries damaged helicopter. Ground crew gestures helicopter into land. Chinook rescued by strange looking helicopter. Combat mission.
Soldier on field telephone ducks as he comes under fire. Two Huey Cobras flying air to air. Helicopter gun ship fires series of rockets. POV shot of rockets being fired. Int helicopter pilot looks out of side window as rockets hit their targets. Cu machine gun fired out of open door of helicopter, empty bullet cases fly, Plume of smoke over jungle. Soldiers fire Howitzers on enemy positions. Ground troops through jungle followed by tank. Incessant gunfire. Tank firing as it comes under fire from North Vietnamese troops. Soldier fires machine gun from behind tree. North Vietnamese prisoner surrounded by US troops. Troops through jungle, gunfire exchanged. Piles of dead North Vietnamese bodies. Troops proceed slowly through jungle.
Troops through jungle. Grenade explodes on mound of earth. More explosions to try and bring tunnellers out. Soldiers drag body of North Vietnamese man out of undergrowth. Soldier throws grenade into tunnel entrance. Soldiers move off. Huey helicopter swings over jungle. Int helicopter shot showing back of pilot in silhouette. Int helicopter showing soldier sitting in open doorway of helicopter. Group of soldiers climb onto helicopters and take off. Int helicopter with POV of flying with group of helicopters in front and camera swinging from hook. Int shots pilot and soldiers. Great shot of shadow on ground of helicopter as it flies. La shot of group of helicopters flying overhead. Helicopters into land on grass. Cu troops leap off helicopter as pilot watches.
- Keywords:USA, VIETNAM, SIXTIES, INFANTRY, SKY CAVALRY, FIRST CAVALRY DIVISION, BATTLE OF IA DRANG VALLEY
- Master Title:CF712