• Short Summary

    Bloody fighting is continuing north of Phnom Penh as government troops and the Communists battle for control of the area around the provincial capital of Kompong Thom.

  • Description

    1.
    Cambodian reinforcements patrolling
    6 ft

    2.
    Others follow them through trees
    11 ft

    3.
    Troops crossing paddy-field
    16 ft

    4.
    Troops marching down Highway Six
    20 ft

    5.
    Refugees - mother and children - past
    28 ft

    6.
    Girl soldier with mortars to and past camera
    34 ft

    7.
    Motor-cyclist and woman checked
    38 ft

    8.
    Buses with fresh supplies unloaded (2 shots)
    47 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Bloody fighting is continuing north of Phnom Penh as government troops and the Communists battle for control of the area around the provincial capital of Kompong Thom.

    While the Cambodians occupy Kompong Thom, they have failed to reopen the road linking it with Phnom Penh as the Communists have blocked their advance.

    As the Lon Nol regime pours more men into the battle, the refugees are pouring out to escape getting caught up in the crossfire. They have fled with everything they own except their houses.

    Travellers are being stopped and searched.

    Among the reinforcements on the government side have been women troops, including a mortar platoon. Buses were used to bring in fresh food and ammunition as the Cambodians tried to dislodge the Communists from Highway Six.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2OAH3IE1PPFE5PMOOWHISBNGC
    Media URN:
    VLVA2OAH3IE1PPFE5PMOOWHISBNGC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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