• Short Summary

    From a cracking radio in the Khmer Republic Embassy in Bangkok, most of the world first learned yesterday of the fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge.

  • Description

    1.
    CU Khmer representative flag zoom out to GV of Embassy
    4 ft

    2.
    CU Embassy sign
    6 ft

    3.
    MV radio operator tuning radio
    13 ft

    4.
    MV and MCU military attache??? speaking
    51 ft

    5.
    CU and MV military attache listening to transistor radio
    56 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: From a cracking radio in the Khmer Republic Embassy in Bangkok, most of the world first learned yesterday of the fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge.

    Five minutes before the two-way radio went dead, the operator in Phnom Penh reported demonstrations welcoming the Khmer Rouge and the street scenes following the fall of the Cambodian capital.

    For five days, the military attache Colonel Lieou Phin Oum had kept the world informed of developments. Now he had one last message:
    With radio contact lost with his military command, Colonel Oum could only sit at his desk with a small transistor radio translating into English snatches of news in the Khmer language. "I've now become a translator," he said.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6BCXDYABF2934KU7QT4I40J1J
    Media URN:
    VLVA6BCXDYABF2934KU7QT4I40J1J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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