• Short Summary

    Monsoonal rains have turned the area around Kirirom in Cambodia into a quagmire as Cambodian and Viet Cong forces prepare for their next action.

  • Description

    Monsoonal rains have turned the area around Kirirom in Cambodia into a quagmire as Cambodian and Viet Cong forces prepare for their next action. Fighting in the area shows signs of increasing with the Viet Cong badly damaging a vital bridge on Highway Four.

    Highway Four is Cambodia's major road system. Its been the lifeline for troops fighting in forward positions. Large convoys of trucks carrying petrol and food have been stranded as a result of the Viet Cong's action and the supplies are being airlifted into the battle area.

    Many of the troops taking part in the operation around Kirirom are having their first taste of battle... and its a tough test to face. Heavy rain has drenched the area for the past week. Tents stand in large deep pools of water and its impossible to remain dry. The rain has brought down the scale of fighting. Only isolated incidents have been reported over the past few days and casualties have been low.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1BI34EKYCZK6OU28OLO2T7GJY
    Media URN:
    VLVA1BI34EKYCZK6OU28OLO2T7GJY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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