• Short Summary

    THE SOLDIERS OF THE ROYAL LAOTIAN ARMY WHO ESCAPED AND RETREATED AFTER THE REBEL TAKE-OVER OF NAM THA IN LAOS, AND WERE LATER PUSHED FROM BAN HOUEI SAI, HAVE ARRIVED IN THE THAI BORDER TOWN OF XIENG KHONG AS REFUGEES.

  • Description

    THE SOLDIERS OF THE ROYAL LAOTIAN ARMY WHO ESCAPED AND RETREATED AFTER THE REBEL TAKE-OVER OF NAM THA IN LAOS, AND WERE LATER PUSHED FROM BAN HOUEI SAI, HAVE ARRIVED IN THE THAI BORDER TOWN OF XIENG KHONG AS REFUGEES.

    THIS VISNEWS FILM - SHOT ON MAY 14 & 15 - SHOWS THE BEATEN SOLDIERS AND SOME CASUALTIES RECEIVING MEDICAL ATTENTION. HUNDREDS OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN ARE RAN AWAY FROM THE LAOTIAN TERRITORY, CROSSED THE RIVER AND ARRIVED IN XIENG KHONG WITH THEIR BELONGINGS IN BULLOCK CARTS.

    IN CHIENG RAI, ALSO IN THAILAND, MAJOR-GENERAL BOUNLEUTH, SUPREME COMMANDER OF THE LAOTIAN ARMY, EXPLAINED TO THE PRESS THE FALL OF NAM THA AND RECENT EVENTS.

    THE SOLDIERS WERE AIRLIFTED FROM XIENG KHONG TO CHIENG RAI TO BE KEPT AS REFUGEES IN A SPECIAL CAMP. THEY WERE SENT OFF IN TRUCKS TO THE CAMP. THOSE WHO WERE TO BE REPATRIATED TO LAOS WERE AIRLIFTED IMMEDIATELY.

    MEANWHILE, IN LUANG PRABHANG, THE ROYAL CAPITAL OF LAOS, GENERAL SOURITH WAS WATCHING THE AIRLIFT OF SUPPLIES AND MEN TO OTHER FRONTS IN LAOS WHERE THE REBEL ACTIVITY HAS INCREASED. GENERAL SOURITH WAS THE COMMANDER OF THE NAM THA BATTLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5LS71H22YASQP2W373N205B9I
    Media URN:
    VLVA5LS71H22YASQP2W373N205B9I
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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