• Short Summary

    A group of 30 Pathet Lao defectors, led by a battalion commander, have been shown to the press at a Government police camp at Pakse, in Southern Laos.

  • Description

    1.
    GV TILT UP Flag-raising at Pakse police camp
    0.08

    2.
    GV & SV Pathet Lao defectors in camp (3 shots)
    0.21

    3.
    SV Defector takes off Government-issue boots and puts back on Ho Chi Minh sandals.
    0.27

    4.
    MV Captain Bu Lien out of hut
    0.32

    5.
    GV Defectors lined up
    0.37

    6.
    MV Captain Bu Lien
    0.42

    7.
    CU & MV Defectors lined up for inspection (3 shots)
    0.59

    8.
    GV, SV & CU Captured weapons displayed (3 shots)
    1.18

    9.
    SV & CU General For Sew inspecting captured weapons (3 shots)
    1.33

    10.
    SV ZOOM TO CU Mortar
    1.41

    11.
    SV Defectors in Pakse market place sampling wares (6 shots)
    2.06



    Initials BB/2315 GL/BOB/BB/0025


    TELERECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A group of 30 Pathet Lao defectors, led by a battalion commander, have been shown to the press at a Government police camp at Pakse, in Southern Laos.

    The commander said his men had defected because of maltreatment by North Vietnamese troops.

    General For Sew, Commander of the Government forces in Southern Laos, said another 70 defectors were still in the field, helping Government troops to locate North Vietnamese units.

    This film has natural sound, mostly covered by a spoken commentary which may be used.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5S2WLY45MQDF6VSO9CHSY6M61
    Media URN:
    VLVA5S2WLY45MQDF6VSO9CHSY6M61
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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