• Short Summary

    In the Khmer Republic, Government forces have recaptured positions along the Highway One, the main road leading southeast from the capital of Phnompenh.

  • Description

    1.
    Troops walking along highway (4 shots)
    13 ft

    2.
    Air strikes
    15 ft

    3.
    Smoke from strike
    16 ft

    4.
    Wrecked houses (3 shots)
    21 ft

    5.
    Wounded soldier put into ambulance
    31 ft

    6.
    Dead body alongside highway
    34 ft

    7.
    Soldier burns body
    37 ft

    8.
    Soldiers watch highway
    40 ft



    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In the Khmer Republic, Government forces have recaptured positions along the Highway One, the main road leading southeast from the capital of Phnompenh.

    The advance along the road was slow and the Government forces had to call in air strikes to finally dislodge the communists. For more than two weeks, they had been holding a 6-kilometre stretch of the vital highway, which links Phnompenh with the Mekong Delta.

    The local villagers along the route suffered casualties, and reports from the area said most of the farm animals had been killed in the constant mortar and rocket exchanges.

    The soldiers too suffered casualties. Most of them had been fighting for the two week operation, and there was no immediate sign of the battle letting up as the advance along the highway continued.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1RB5BP32KTE4VJ6QWQUCW89QL
    Media URN:
    VLVA1RB5BP32KTE4VJ6QWQUCW89QL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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