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    An iron-clad had holds the destiny of Thailnad. The military are no in absolute power?

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    G.V TROOPS ON DUTY ON ROAD TO DONMUANG AIRPORT.


    2.
    C.U. DITTO.


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    S.V. STRINGING FIELD TELEPHONE WIRES IN ARMY HEADQUARTERS.


    4.
    C.U. DITTO.


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    L.V. PEOPLE PASS ARMOURED CAR IN STREET.


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    S.V. TROOPS AND KIDS IN STREET.


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    L.V. ARMOURED CAR ON DUTY OUTSIDE REVOLUTIONARY HEADQUARTERS.




    Initials A.S./P.B.



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: An iron-clad had holds the destiny of Thailnad. The military are no in absolute power following the resignation of Premier Tanom Kittikachorn and his Government on Oct. 21. A revolutionary party headed by Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, now controls the country. On the morning of the take-over, troops took up positions in and around the capital, Bangkok, and cordoned off Donmuang Airport.

    The declaration of martial law has resulted in the suspension of the Constitution, the dissolution of the National Assembly and the disbanding of all political parties. Police and troops have orders to enforce peace and order and an address has been made to the nation to remain calm.

    The first official announcement of the take-over by the Army was made on Radio Thailand. It stated that the Revolutionary Party, comprising the police, army , navy, airforce and civilians, had assumed control. a second broadcast said that it was necessary to take the step because of internal and overseas pressure and, particularly, because of the increasingly serious nature of the Communist threat to Thailand. It stressed that the Revolutionary Party would give full allegiance to the King.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7MZWQF626Q21618SYAO65RA4A
    Media URN:
    VLVA7MZWQF626Q21618SYAO65RA4A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:26:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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