• Short Summary

    THE BORDER AREA BETWEEN CAMBODIA AND SOUTH VIETNAM HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS FOR MANY MONTHS.

  • Description

    THE BORDER AREA BETWEEN CAMBODIA AND SOUTH VIETNAM HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS FOR MANY MONTHS. INCIDENTS HAVE OCCURRED IN WHICH CAMBODIA ACCUSED SOUTH VIETNAM OF TROOP INCURSIONS ACROSS THE BORDER AND THE KILLING OF VILLAGERS; AND THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE HAVE REPLIED WITH ACCUSATIONS OF BORDER RAIDS BY CAMBODIANS WHO RANSACKED VILLAGES AND STOLE CATTLE.

    A VISNEWS CAMERAMAN WHO FLEW INTO THE BORDER AREA IN TAY NINH PROVINCE IN SOUTH VIETNAM BRINGS EXCLUSIVE FILM OF THE SCENE AT ONE BORDER POINT. THE TAY NINH BORDER AREA IS ABOUT 150 MILES FROM SAIGON.

    AT THE BORDER THERE IS AN OFFICIAL CHECK POINT FENCED BY BARBED WIRE; BUT OUTSIDE THIS AREA ANYONE CAN WALK ACROSS THE BORDER WITHOUT BEING STOPPED. ABOUT ONE THOUSAND YARDS FROM THE CHECK POINT THERE IS A TRADING POST WHERE VIETNAMESE AND CAMBODIANS TRADE FREELY EVERY DAY. THERE IS NO SYSTEMATIC CHECK OF VISITORS' PAPERS OF THEIR CREDENTIALS. THEY ARE TREATED JUST AS TRADERS. THE VIETNAMESE CLAIM THAT IT IS AT POINTS SUCH AS THESE THAT VIETCONG INFILTRATORS CROSS FROM CAMBODIA INTO SOUTH VIETNAM.

    EVERYONE IGNORES THE FENCED BORDER WITH THE SIGN SAYING THAT IT IS ILLEGAL TO MOVE MORE THAN 100 YARDS ON EITHER SIDE. OFFICIALLY, THE BAN ON MOVEMENT IS NOT ENFORCED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA62BBMMTNX92C5NI91SILXIBYJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA62BBMMTNX92C5NI91SILXIBYJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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