• Short Summary

    PRO-COMMUNIST PATHET LAO FORCES LAUNCHED TWO MORE ATTACKS ON THE BESIEGED PROVINCIAL CAPITAL OF NAM THA, FEBRUARY 8TH, AS FIGHTING CONTINUED TO FLARE UP AGAIN IN LAOS.

  • Description

    PRO-COMMUNIST PATHET LAO FORCES LAUNCHED TWO MORE ATTACKS ON THE BESIEGED PROVINCIAL CAPITAL OF NAM THA, FEBRUARY 8TH, AS FIGHTING CONTINUED TO FLARE UP AGAIN IN LAOS.

    BOTH ATTACKS WERE BEATEN BACK BY ENTRENCHED VIENTIANE GOVERNMENT TROOPS WHO REINFORCED THEIR POSITIONS AROUND THE DESERTED TOWN.GOVERNMENT PLANES FOLLOWED UP WITH RAIDS ON THE PATHET LAO, STRAFING THEIR POSITIONS IN THE JUNGLE COVERED HILLSIDES.

    THE CIVILIAN POPULATION HAS BEEN EVACUATED FROM NAM THA WHICH, BECAUSE OF ITS POSITION ON THE LAND ROUTE TO NEIGHBOURING THAILAND, IS GREATLY VALUED BY BOTH SIDES.

    DIPLOMATIC ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN BY BOTH BRITAIN AND THE SOVIET UNION IN AN EFFORT TO PREVENT THE NAM THA SHOOTING FROM DEVELOPING INTO FRESH LARGE-SCALE FIGHTING IN LAOS.AMBASSADORS FROM THE TWO COUNTRIES, TOGETHER WITH LEADERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONTROL COMMISSION, FLEW TO THE HEADQUARTERS OF NEUTRALIST LEADER PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA, AND HIS HALF BROTHER, PRINCE SOUPHANOUVONG, LEADER OF THE LEFT-WING FORCES.

    IT WAS REPORTED THE PURPOSE OF THE DELEGATION WAS TO URGE THE TWO PRINCES TO CEASE THEIR ATTACK OF NAM THA.PRINCE BOUN OUM, THE RIGHT WING LEADER, HAS MADE THIS A CONDITION FOR HIS ATTENDANCE AT ANY FURTHER TALKS BETWEEN THE THREE PRINCES ON THE COMPOSITION OF A SINGLE LAOTIAN GOVERNMENT.

    BOTH SIDES HELD THE OTHER RESPONSIBLE FOR VIOLATING THE CEASE FIRE AND STARTING THE FIGHTING AT NAM THA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3T1DYVFLVJQUDZ9VBS0JWQH5N
    Media URN:
    VLVA3T1DYVFLVJQUDZ9VBS0JWQH5N
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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