• Short Summary

    Nearly 7,000 Vietnamese refugees in PhNom Penh on Monday (II May) boarded the flotilla of boats that had sailed up the Mekong River to take them home to South Vietnam.

  • Description

    Nearly 7,000 Vietnamese refugees in PhNom Penh on Monday (II May) boarded the flotilla of boats that had sailed up the Mekong River to take them home to South Vietnam.

    The flotilla of nearly 30 boats, including landing craft, gunboats and hospital ships, moored opposite the Cambodian capital and refugees began coming aboard. The refugees, Vietnamese civilians feeling because of the fear of persecution in Cambodia, carried their few remaining possessions. Since the overthrow of the Sihanouk Government they had been living in refugee camps in the Phnom Penh area. On Wednesday, the boats were reported to be heading back to South Vietnam.

    The flotilla of South Vietnamese boats was part of a large force, including United States boats, which had sailed up the Mekong on Saturday (9 May) to bolster forces attacking the Viet Cong held river ferry town of Neak Leung. The heavily armed American patrol boats did not sail on to Phnom Penh but stayed to support the South Vietnamese military operation in the ferry area.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA49OLTC48052DL0SGV0QEPYZ1D
    Media URN:
    VLVA49OLTC48052DL0SGV0QEPYZ1D
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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