• Short Summary

    WAR-TORN NORTH-CENTRAL LAOS IS SHORT OF FOOD. THIS WAS BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE BAD CROP?

  • Description

    WAR-TORN NORTH-CENTRAL LAOS IS SHORT OF FOOD. THIS WAS BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE BAD CROP SEASON AND CONDITIONS CAUSED BY FIGHTING BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNIST PATHET LAO FORCES. AS A RESULT, FARMERS HAVE NEGLECTED THEIR CROPS.

    IN LUANG PRABANG, THE ROYAL CAPITAL, NORTH OF VIENTIANE, THE PEOPLE ARE FACING PARTIAL FAMINE. TO COMBAT THIS, THE LAOTIAN KING HAS ORDERED HIS PALACE GUARDS TO DISTRIBUTE FREE RICE TO THE PEOPLE. THE RICE HAS BEEN HARVESTED FROM THE KING'S OWN RICE FIELDS.

    THE DISTRIBUTION IS DRAWING TO THE ROYAL PALACE HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES, INCLUDING MOTHERS WITH BABIES IN THEIR ARMS. THEY PATIENTLY QUEUE FOR THE HANDOUT AND MAKE THEIR EXIT THROUGH THE BACK PALACE GATE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA68216N1406J3R9L3ZF7LWFDUZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA68216N1406J3R9L3ZF7LWFDUZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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