• Short Summary

    LAOS GOVERNMENT TROOPS FROM THE OVER-RUN GARRISON OF NAM BAC, IN THE NORTH, HAVE BEEN FLOWN BACK TO LUANG PRABANG, THE ROYAL CAPITAL.

  • Description

    1.
    LV HELICOPTER LANDS TROOPS EMBARKING (3 SHOTS)
    0.25

    2.
    MV SOLDIERS REGISTER RETURNED COLLEAGUES (3 SHOTS)
    0.33

    3.
    MV SOLDIERS
    0.38

    4.
    LV ANOTHER HELICOPTER LANDS WITH MORE TROOPS
    0.41

    5.
    MV WIVES AND RELATIVES WAITING (2 SHOTS)
    0.46

    6.
    LV HELICOPTER; TROOPS DISEMBARK AND HAVING NAMES TAKEN DOWN (6 SHOTS)
    1.04

    7.
    MV TROOPS AWAY
    1.12



    Initials RM/V/JF/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: LAOS GOVERNMENT TROOPS FROM THE OVER-RUN GARRISON OF NAM BAC, IN THE NORTH, HAVE BEEN FLOWN BACK TO LUANG PRABANG, THE ROYAL CAPITAL.

    THE TROOPS WERE DEFENDING A STRATEGIC MILITARY ENCLAVE, 60 MILES NORTH OF THE ROYAL CAPITAL, WHEN AIR AND GROUND FORCES OF NORTH VIETNAM AND PATHET LAO CLAIMED TO HAVE ATTACKED THEM EARLIER THIS MONTH.

    LAOTIAN MILITARY REPORTS SAY MORE TROOPS ARE STILL STRUGGLING OUT OF THE DENSE AND MOUNTAINOUS JUNGLES TO GET BACK TO GOVERNMENT POSITIONS AROUND NAM BAC. AT LEAST ABOUT 2,000 OF AN ORIGINAL FORCE OF ABOUT 3,200 MEN WHICH FLED THE ENCLAVE WERE STILL UNACCOUNTED FOR. THE REMAINING 1,200 STRUGGLED BACK TO GOVERNMENT AMPS IN THE PAST WEEK.

    NAM BAC STANDS STRATEGICALLY ACROSS THE TRADITIONAL INVASION ROUTE FROM NORTH VIETNAM. ABOUT 4,000 NORTH VIETNAMESE ARE REPORTED TO BE CHASING THE GOVERNMENT STRAGGLERS ACROSS THE COUNTRYSIDE, BUT ONLY SCATTERED LIGHT FIGHT IS BEING REPORTED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3060S546RFKO02E0ATEOKVA4V
    Media URN:
    VLVA3060S546RFKO02E0ATEOKVA4V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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