• Short Summary

    The withdrawal of Thailand's 12,000 troops from South Vietnam is now under way. On Saturday,?

  • Description

    The withdrawal of Thailand's 12,000 troops from South Vietnam is now under way. On Saturday, about 560 men from the Royal Thai Black Panther Division flew home to Bangkok.

    By next February, the last of the Thai troops is expected to have been pulled out and the Thai base at Bearcat, 20 miles northeast of Saigon, handed over to the South Vietnamese.

    It was almost four years to the day since the first Thais arrived in South Vietnam when their commander, Major-General Erm Chirapongse, said farewell to Bearcat at the weekend.

    South Vietnamese and other allied officers and officials were there to see the Thais off.

    Back in Thailand, the troops will be used bolster the country's sensitive borders with the Khmer Republic and Laos to carry on the fight against communist guerillas.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7AC5H7L9SSS6TZFNZ1M8DH0JR
    Media URN:
    VLVA7AC5H7L9SSS6TZFNZ1M8DH0JR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment