• Short Summary

    Film, delayed on route, has just been received of the last report by the American National Broadcasting Company correspondent Welles Hangan, who has been missing since last week in Cambodia.

  • Description

    Film, delayed on route, has just been received of the last report by the American National Broadcasting Company correspondent Welles Hangan, who has been missing since last week in Cambodia. He is believed to be a captive, together with other foreign newsmen, of the Vietcong.

    In his report Hangan told how the Vietcong and the North Vietnamese struck hard at Prey Veng, a provincial capital, in order to gain control of the Mekong River and cut the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh off from direct American and South Vietnamese aid.

    He said that the South vietnamese troopers skirmished on the edge of the town with Vietcong snipers long after the main Vietcong and North Vietnamese Force had retreated into the forest. When they finally moved forward all they found were empty huts and an occasional body.

    Entire blocks of Prey Veng, Hangan reported, were destroyed by Vietcong, Cambodian or South vietnamese artillery and mortar fire.

    Hangan concluded that the problem was that the South Vietnamese, in saving Cambodian towns, usually destroy most of them and when they do move in they tend to stay put, behaving more like occupiers than liberators.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3U6M03IUSDV18UXXUDX8IWQ49
    Media URN:
    VLVA3U6M03IUSDV18UXXUDX8IWQ49
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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