• Short Summary

    THE LAOTIAN POLICE FORCE HAS BEGAN RECRUITING WOMEN FOR THE FIRST TIME AS PART OF AN EXPANSION PROGRAMME AIMED AT HALTING LAWLESSNESS REPORTED TO BE SWEEPING THE COUNTRY.

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    POLICEWOMEN; IN CLASS, LISTENING TO TALK BY PRINCE PHOUMA'S WIFE; COLONEL HEUAN SPEAKING, POLICEWOMEN REVOLVER AND RIFLE PRACTICE.




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    Background: THE LAOTIAN POLICE FORCE HAS BEGAN RECRUITING WOMEN FOR THE FIRST TIME AS PART OF AN EXPANSION PROGRAMME AIMED AT HALTING LAWLESSNESS REPORTED TO BE SWEEPING THE COUNTRY. A CENTRE HAS BEEN OPENED IN VIENTIANE FOR ABOUT 50 WOMEN UNDERGOING TRAINING.

    TO SEE THE TRAINING PROGRESS OF THE WOMEN THE WIFE OF NEUTRALIST PRIME MINISTER, PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA, VISITED THE CENTRE LAST THURSDAY. DURING HER ONE-HOUR VISIT, SHE WATCHED THE GIRLS IN CLASS BEING LECTURED ON CRIMINOLOGY. THE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRE, COLONEL OUNE HEUANGE, BRIEFED HER ON THE PROGRESS OF THE TRAINEE POLICEWOMEN.

    THE GIRLS LOOKED SMART IN THEIR NEW UNIFORMS AS THEY MARCHED ONTO THE TRAINING GROUND. LIKE THEIR MALE COUNTERPARTS, THEY HAVE TO PRACTICE SHOOTING DESPITE THE FACT THAT ASIAN WOMEN ONCE CONSIDERED THE HANDLING OF GUNS AS EVIL.

    THE POLICEWOMEN PRACTISED THEIR WEAPONS TRAINING UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYE OF A LAOTIAN MARKSMEN WHO IS THE DIRECTOR OF A MILITARY SCHOOL IN VIENTIANE. AFTER SEVERAL ROUNDS, THE GIRLS COMPLAINED OF ACHING ARMS AND SHOULDERS, BUT SOME ALSO SHOWED SIGNS OF CONSIDERABLE FUTURE MARKMANSHIP.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA883J0VRBLQRABDWU9FJW757J7
    Media URN:
    VLVA883J0VRBLQRABDWU9FJW757J7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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