• Short Summary

    In northwest Cambodia, the flag of the defeated Khmer Republic regime is still flying over a remote diehard garrison positioned in an old Buddhist temple.

  • Description

    1.
    WS pan Preah Vihear temple
    6 ft

    2.
    MS soldier on radio
    12 ft

    3.
    CU soldier
    14 ft

    4.
    MS soldiers past (2 shots)
    25 ft

    5.
    WS monks + soldiers
    36 ft

    6.
    CU carving zoom to WS
    41 ft

    7.
    MS arches
    43 ft

    8.
    MS temple
    46 ft

    9.
    MS pan to Khmer flag
    51 ft

    10.
    MS soldier pan cliffs + plain
    54 ft

    11.
    WS refugee camp near surin
    57 ft

    12.
    MS zoom refugees
    61 ft

    13.
    MS cooking
    64 ft

    14.
    CU Khmer soldiers (2 shots)
    71 ft

    15.
    MS refugees seated (2 shots)
    80

    16.
    MS barricade on border road (3 shots)
    88 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In northwest Cambodia, the flag of the defeated Khmer Republic regime is still flying over a remote diehard garrison positioned in an old Buddhist temple.

    About 150 soldiers-some with their families-are waiting developments in Preah Vihear, a famous Buddhist temple built on a clifftop overlooking Cambodia's northwest plain. Access is easy from Thailand but only up steep cliffs from the Cambodian side.

    The soldiers are out of radio contact with their former comrades. They know Phnom Penh has fallen but say they will fight the Khmer Rouge if attacked.

    Until something happens, the soldiers mingle with the monks and stay on the alert at Preah Vihear, built in the 11th century at the height of the great Khmer Empire which produced such wonders as Angkor Wat.

    Over the border in Thailand, about 20,000 Cambodians have now sought refuge since the fall of Phnom Penh. Most are in temporary camps like this one near Surin-close to Thailand's 250-mile border with Cambodia.

    From the beginning, Thailand said it would not accept refugees and tried to seal the border--but many Cambodians squeezed through posing internal-problems for Thailand which has recognised the new regime in Phnom Penh.

    As the refugees settle down to make their camps more comfortable, Thai border police are strengthening road barricades to prevent a further influx.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7VLXNR1SY0C3T36990E1NJ9GK
    Media URN:
    VLVA7VLXNR1SY0C3T36990E1NJ9GK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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