• Short Summary

    WITH THE NORTHERN TERRITORY OF LAOS STILL IN THE GRIP OF WAR, THE LAOTIAN ARMY MARKED ITS 17TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A COLOURFUL PARADE IN VIENTIANE LAST THURSDAY (MARCH 23.)
    KING SAVANG VATTHANA REVIEWED 3,000 TROOPS, DRAWN FROM SEVEN BATTALIONS.

  • Description

    WITH THE NORTHERN TERRITORY OF LAOS STILL IN THE GRIP OF WAR, THE LAOTIAN ARMY MARKED ITS 17TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A COLOURFUL PARADE IN VIENTIANE LAST THURSDAY (MARCH 23.)
    KING SAVANG VATTHANA REVIEWED 3,000 TROOPS, DRAWN FROM SEVEN BATTALIONS.

    MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS WERE AT THE CEREMONY WHEN THE ARMED FORCES CHIEF, GENERAL OUANE RATHICOUL, ANNOUNCED THE ARMY'S PROGRESS ON THE BATTLEFIELD AGAINST PATHET LAO FORCES BACKED BY NORTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS.

    THE NEUTRALIST PRIME MINISTER, PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA, PAID TRIBUTE TO THE ARMY IN ITS ATTEMPT TO RID THE NORTHERN TERRITORY OF COMMUNISTS.

    DURING THE CEREMONY, A BUDDHIST MONK ON THE PARADE GROUND SPRINKLED HOLY WATER ON THE SOLDIERS - A FORM OF BLESSING.

    MILITARY SOURCES RECENTLY REPORTED THAT PATHET LAO AND NORTH VIETNAMESE FORCES SUFFERED 462 DEAD AND 155 WOUNDED IN GROUND ACTION IN JANUARY. CASUALTIES AMONG GOVERNMENT FORES WERE GIVEN AS 267 KILLED OVER THE SAME PERIOD WITH 352 WOUNDED. LARGE NUMBERS OF CASUALTIES WERE SAID TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY MINES.

    THE WAR IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY CONSISTS MOSTLY OF COMMANDO RAIDS, AMBUSHES AND PATROL ACTIONS, WITH ONLY OCCASIONAL LARGE BATTLES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8GNT0OM3DNIWIPMC2KMWPE4KU
    Media URN:
    VLVA8GNT0OM3DNIWIPMC2KMWPE4KU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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