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    These peopled rallied to the Govt. side - they were part of a band of?

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    Shows 6 Khmer girls, and 2 Khmer men - the one man that talks was the platoon leader working under the NVA/VC forces.

    This was the first time any of the girls has ever been in Phnom Penh.

    Last sequence shows 3 girls being questioned about social activities - in reply to Visnews ??? - they are obviously shy, and evade question about ??? friends. Interpreter is also a bit embarrassed - ??? love social life, and to have boy/girl friends, traditionally they do not do so unless chaperoned and with the guidance of their elders.

    Afterwards the 3 admitted privately that they had boy-friends.


    shot without filter, but some daylight coming in, also no power - so used small generator which fluctuated a great deal - also other tungsten light coming in from time to time.
    SOUND: sound also will vary a great deal, as microphone was directed by hand as much as possible - some of the girls were almost inaudible at times, then interpreter came on strongly.

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    Background: These peopled rallied to the Govt. side - they were part of a band of 63 that did so.

    They came from the village of Dang-Keng (pron. dang-keng), about 30kms east of Kompong Cham (north-east of Phnom Penh) - which puts them squarely between Chup and Snuol, where very heavy fighting has been taking place recently between South Vietnamese troops and NVA/VC forces.

    These people said they fought against mainly South Vietnamese, but returned to the Govt. side because they did not want to fight against Khmers - and did not want to help Vietnamese to kill Khmers.

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