• Short Summary

    THE CAMBODIAN CHIEF OF STAFF, BRIGADIER GENERAL SREY SAMAN, REVEALED AT A NEWS CONFERENCE IN PARIS ON FRIDAY THAT THE NUMBER OF CAMBODIANS KILLED, WOUNDED AND MISSING SINCE FIGHTING BEGAN A MONTH AGO AGAINST NORTH VIETNAMESE AND VIETCONG TROOPS NOW TOTALS 3,500.

  • Description

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    GV CAMBODIAN EMBASSY
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    2.
    CU ROAD SIGN
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    3.
    SV EMBASSY PLAQUE
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    4.
    SV PAN GENERAL SAMAN ARRIVES AND ENTERS EMBASSY
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    5.
    SV PRESS
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    6.
    SV SEATED ON THE LEFT IS MR. SEPHO PROEUNG AND ON THE RIGHT IS GENERAL SREY SAMAN. GEN. SAMAN SPEAKS:
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 6: "WE MUST FIRST OF ALL UNDERLINE THAT CAMBODIA HAS BEEN FOR SEVERAL YEARS THE VICTIM OF OCCUPATION BY VIETCONG AND NORTH VIETNAMESE FORCES, ESTIMATED AT OVER 50,000 MEN. THIS OCCUPATION WAS FOR A LONG TIME HIDDEN, THEN REVEALED LAST YEAR, WITH ALL DETAILS, BY PRINCE SIHANOUK. INTERNATIONAL OPINION REMAINED INDIFFERENT TO THIS OCCUPATION, ALTHOUGH FROM JANUARY 1969 TO MARCH 1970 THERE WERE 164 CLASHES ON OUR TERRITORY BETWEEN OUR FORCES AND THOSE OF THE VIETCONG AND NORTH VIETNAMESE. THE OUTRACED CAMBODIAN PEOPLE, FINALLY ON MARCH 11 SACKED THE NORTH VIETNAMESE AND VIETCONG EMBASSIES, THE LAST POSSIBLE WARNING TO THE OCCUPANTS. BUT THE GOVERNMENT OF GENERAL LON NOL WANTED TO SETTLE BY NEGOTIATION THE EVACUATION OF THE VIETNAMESE TROOPS. LAST OFFICIAL TALKS BETWEEN THE CAMBODIAN GOVERNMENT AND VIETCONG AND NORTH VIETNAMESE DIPLOMATS TOOK PLACE ON MARCH 16. THE VIETNAMESE REFUSED TO DISCUSS THE QUESTION OF THE WITHDRAWAL OF THEIR TROOPS."




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    Background: THE CAMBODIAN CHIEF OF STAFF, BRIGADIER GENERAL SREY SAMAN, REVEALED AT A NEWS CONFERENCE IN PARIS ON FRIDAY THAT THE NUMBER OF CAMBODIANS KILLED, WOUNDED AND MISSING SINCE FIGHTING BEGAN A MONTH AGO AGAINST NORTH VIETNAMESE AND VIETCONG TROOPS NOW TOTALS 3,500.

    THE CAMBODIAN ARMY CHIEF COMPARED THESE FIGURES TO THE "SEVERAL DOZEN VIETNAMESE ACCIDENTALLY KILLED IN THE MELE OF COMBAT . " HOWEVER REPORTS FROM CAMBODIA HAVE INDICATED THAT SEVERAL HUNDRED VIETNAMESE LIVING IN CAMBODIA WERE SHOT AND KILLED BY CAMBODIAN TROOPS.

    IN A REVIEW OF THE PRESENT CAMBODIAN SITUATION, GENERAL SREY SAMAN ACCUSED THE NORTH VIETNAMESE AND VIETCONG TROOPS OF DELIBERATE AGGRESSION AGAINST THE CAMBODIAN PEOPLE. HE STRESSED THAT CAMBODIA WISHED TO REMAIN NEUTRAL IN THE PRESENT VIETNAMESE CONFLICT, DEFENDED HIS COUNTRY'S OUSTING OF PRINCE SIHANOUK AND CLAIMED THAT ACCUSATIONS OF MASSACRES OF VIETNAMESE BY CAMBODIANS HAD BEEN EXAGGERATED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA54UFGBKA6RNJ4A9NFCCTE1JGG
    Media URN:
    VLVA54UFGBKA6RNJ4A9NFCCTE1JGG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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