• Short Summary

    SOUTH EAST CAMBODIA IS IN A STATE OF MILITARY ALERT FOLLOWING REPORTS OF FIGHTING BETWEEN GOVERNMENT TROOPS AND NORTH VIETNAMESE AND VIETCONG FORCES THIS WEEK IN THE BORDER PROVINCE OF SVEY RIENG.

  • Description

    SOUTH EAST CAMBODIA IS IN A STATE OF MILITARY ALERT FOLLOWING REPORTS OF FIGHTING BETWEEN GOVERNMENT TROOPS AND NORTH VIETNAMESE AND VIETCONG FORCES THIS WEEK IN THE BORDER PROVINCE OF SVEY RIENG.

    TRAFFIC ON HIGHWAY ONE BETWEEN PHNOM PENH AND SAIGON IS NOW HALTED FIVE MILES FROM THE VIETNAM BORDER.

    IN THE PROVINCIAL CAPITAL OF SVEY RIENG, THERE IS AN AIR OF SIEGE. SHIPS HAVE BEEN SHUTTERED AS LOCAL MEN, TAKING WHATEVER FORM OF TRANSPORT IS AVAILABLE, PICK UP THEIR GUNS AND HEAD FOR THE SO-CALLED FRONT. REFUGEES HAVE BEEN FLEEING THE AREA.

    SOME CAMBODIANS HAVE BEEN TAKING MATTERS INTO THEIR OWN HANDS. THE PREDOMINATELY-VIETNAMESE VILLAGE OF SAMRONG-THOM, 30 MILES (50 KMS) SOUTH-EAST OF PHNOM-PENH, WAS SACKED AND SET ON FIRE. LOOTERS MOVED IN TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WHAT REMAINED. THE MILITARY ALERT IN THE SENSITIVE BORDER PROVINCES WAS ACCOMPANIED BY PRIME MINISTER GENERAL LON NOL'S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT CAMBODIA WAS PREPARED TO ACCEPT ARMS AND WAR MATERIAL FROM ANYONE PREPARED TO GIVE THEM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1MKQBDDSI58KGXATMSOSFQ7KB
    Media URN:
    VLVA1MKQBDDSI58KGXATMSOSFQ7KB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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