• Short Summary

    THE GOVERNMENT OF THAILAND IS WAGING A LARGELY UNSUNG WAR - AGAINST THE INCREASING ACTIVITIES OF COMMUNIST SYMPATHISERS, AND IN RECENT MONTHS, BOTH COMMUNIST AND TROOPS OF THE THAI ARMED FORCES HAVE SUFFERED HEAVY CASUALTIES.

  • Description

    THE GOVERNMENT OF THAILAND IS WAGING A LARGELY UNSUNG WAR - AGAINST THE INCREASING ACTIVITIES OF COMMUNIST SYMPATHISERS, AND IN RECENT MONTHS, BOTH COMMUNIST AND TROOPS OF THE THAI ARMED FORCES HAVE SUFFERED HEAVY CASUALTIES.

    ON THURSDAY, IN RECOGNITION OF THE BRAVERY OF MANY WOUNDED THAI SOLDIERS, THAILAND'S DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER GENERAL PRAPAS CHARUSTHIARA, IN HIS CAPACITY AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMY, PRESENTED AWARDS TO A NUMBER OF TROOPS.

    FORTY-TWO OFFICERS, N.C.O.'S AND OTHER RANKS WERE GIVEN AWARDS AT THE CEREMONY, WHICH WAS CARRIED OUT IN THE ARMY AUDITORIUM. SOME OF THEM WERE WHEELED IN, OTHERS CAME FORWARD ON CRUTCHES.

    THE AWARDS TO THE TROOPS TOOK THE FORM OF CASH AND GIFTS. IN A SPEECH TO THE TROOPS, GENERAL PRAPAS WARNED OF THE DANGERS OF THE COMMUNISTS WHO, HE SAID "ARE SUBVERTING THE COUNTRY WITH AN ULTIMATE AIM OF TURNING IT INTO A COMMUNIST STATE."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6Y7YZV8JH8RK7GWROEPHYEPT3
    Media URN:
    VLVA6Y7YZV8JH8RK7GWROEPHYEPT3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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