• Short Summary

    In the Khmer Republic, heavy fighting continues in the area south of Phnom Penh. Last?

  • Description

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    SV Troops along highway carrying equipment (3 shots)
    0.13

    2.
    SV Enemy opens fire & troops run for cover across field (2 shots)
    0.19

    3.
    SV Soldiers lying on ground & others run forward (2 shots)
    0.26

    4.
    GV & SV Troops return to highway & continue retreat (3 shots)
    0.42

    5.
    SV Soldiers firing mortars to cover retreat
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    SV Troops carrying equipment along highway
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    7.
    SV Soldiers with ammunition cart along road
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    8.
    SV Artillery firing at communist positions (4 shots)
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    Initials ESP/2204 ESP/2224



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In the Khmer Republic, heavy fighting continues in the area south of Phnom Penh. Last week government troops opened Highway 1, the route that links Phnom Penh and Saigon, but almost immediately communist forces launched attacks along Highway 3 leading south from the capital.

    Many of the government troops have not been paid for several months, and some have left their posts to return to Phnom Penh. Other troops have deserted or gone over to the communists.

    This film shows a group of government troops working their way back to Phnom Penh after becoming encircled by enemy troops. As they moved along Highway 3, they were harassed by communist gunfire. After a brief skirmish they continued their retreat.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6X7NV5W4IFQFK4AEDKK369FQ7
    Media URN:
    VLVA6X7NV5W4IFQFK4AEDKK369FQ7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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