Cambodian troops who have been trained in South Vietnam returned by troop ship to Phnom Penh on Wednesday (12 August).
GV River & SV troop ships arrive (2 shots)
SV Families run to quayside
SV Wives wave to soldiers
SV PAN Ship being tied up
SV Soldiers waving to families (6 shots)
SV PAN Soldiers jumping off ship
SV & CU Troops down gang plank
SCU Officer & troops
SV Officers greet each other
SV Reunited families
CU Woman looking for relatives
SV Troops leave quayside (4 shots)
Initials SAW/BOB/LMC SAW/BOB/SGM
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Background: Cambodian troops who have been trained in South Vietnam returned by troop ship to Phnom Penh on Wednesday (12 August).
A South Vietnamese navy LST carried the Cambodian soldiers up the Mekong River to the Capital City. Waiting at the quayside were friends and relatives of the men.
The troops were trained in the Central Highlands areas of South Vietnam at Pleiku and in their five weeks course were taught to handle modern equipment. Among the weapons used by Cambodian forces are communist AK 47 rifles.
The soldiers will almost immediately be used in the defence of Cambodia against the pro-Sihanouk forces who have reached within several miles of Phnom Penh in recent armed probes.
With the Cambodian soldiers are South Vietnamese advisors who have supervised the transportation of the soldiers to Phnom Penh.