• Short Summary

    THROUGH THE AIRPORT OF CHIENG RAI IN NORTH-EASTERN THAILAND MAY 18 POURED A STEADY STREAM OF LAOTIAN REFUGEES, BEING REPATRIATED BY THE THAI GOVERNMENT BACK TO THEIR EMBATTLED HOMELAND.

  • Description

    THROUGH THE AIRPORT OF CHIENG RAI IN NORTH-EASTERN THAILAND MAY 18 POURED A STEADY STREAM OF LAOTIAN REFUGEES, BEING REPATRIATED BY THE THAI GOVERNMENT BACK TO THEIR EMBATTLED HOMELAND.

    BULK OF THE REFUGEES WERE CIVILIANS - MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN FROM BAN HOUEI SAI, THE TOWN WHICH FELL TO COMMUNIST PATHET LAO FORCES TWO WEEKS BEFORE. MOST HAD FLED OUT OF LAOS BY E???OTFORCES ???LLOCK WAGONS, CROSSING THE MEKONG BORDER AT XIENG KHONG, AS A CONTRAST, THEIR RETURN JOURNEY TO THE ROYAL LAOTIAN CAPITAL OF LUANG PRABHANG WAS BY AIRCRAFT.

    THE REMAINDER OF THE REFUGEES CONSISTED OF THREE THOUSAND SOLDIERS OF THE ROYAL LAOTIAN ARMY, DRIVEN ACROSS THE BORDER BY THE REBEL TAKEOVER OF NA. THA. ON THEIR ARRIVAL IN THAILAND THE TROOPS' WEAPONS WERE CONFISCATE BY THE POLICE, BUT LATER PACKED FOR RESHIPMENT BACK TO THE ROYALIST FORCES.

    MANY OF THE REFUGEES RECEIVED MEDICAL ATTENTION WHILE WAITING TO BE AIRLIFTED IN A SPECIAL CAMP AT THE AIRPORT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1NYJEU7S5QH308DHKD4FHEJI9
    Media URN:
    VLVA1NYJEU7S5QH308DHKD4FHEJI9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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