• Short Summary

    BY A BLOWN-UP BRIDGE OVER THE NAM LIK RIVER, 45 MILES FROM VIENTIANE, LAOS, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE THREE RIVAL LAOTIAN PRINCES MET OCT 6 IN A FURTHER BID TO REACH AGREEMENT ON A COALITION GOVERNMENT TO PUT A FORMAL END TO THE LAOTIAN CIVIL WAR.

  • Description

    1.
    AERIAL V.. NAM LIK RIVER, BLOWN-UP BRIDGE.
    0.05

    2.
    GV DITTO.
    0.08

    3.
    SV PATHET LAO MEN WALK TO MEETING AT BRIDGE.
    0.12

    4.
    SV GOVERNMENT MEN DITTO.
    0.17

    5.
    SV DISCUSSIONS IN PROGRESS BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND PATHET LAO REPRESENTATIVES.
    0.23

    6.
    SV DITTO.
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    7.
    SV GOVERNMENT MEN NOUPHAT CHOURAMANY AND COL. BOUNTHIENG.
    0.31

    8.
    STV PATHET LAO REPRESENTATIVES CROSS RIVER BACK TO CAMP.
    0.38

    9.
    LV DITTO.
    0.43

    10.
    GV AREA WHERE PATHET LAO CAMP SITUATED.
    0.46

    11.
    SV PAN.. ERECTING TENT FOR FUTURE MEETING OF BOTH SIDES IN THE PATHET LAO CAMP.
    0.52

    12.
    SV CONSTRUCTING HUT.
    0.56

    13.
    SV PAN.. PATHET LAO CAMP.
    1.03



    Initials JRG/S/MGT/MMcG



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BY A BLOWN-UP BRIDGE OVER THE NAM LIK RIVER, 45 MILES FROM VIENTIANE, LAOS, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE THREE RIVAL LAOTIAN PRINCES MET OCT 6 IN A FURTHER BID TO REACH AGREEMENT ON A COALITION GOVERNMENT TO PUT A FORMAL END TO THE LAOTIAN CIVIL WAR.

    LAOTIAN GOVERNMENT TROOPS HOLD THE RIGHT BANK OF THE RIVER AND THE PATHET LAO HOLD THE LEFT BANK. FUTURE TALKS WERE PLANNED NEAR THE PATHET LAO CAMP WHERE RUSSIAN-MADE HELICOPTERS WITH NORTH VIETNAMESE FLAGS AND VIETMINH PILOTS OPERATE.

    AFTER THE DISCUSSIONS AT THE BRIDGE THE PATHET LAO AND NEUTRALISTS RETURNED TO THEIR CAMPS IN SEPARATE BOATS UP THE RIVER AND THE GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES FOLLOWED THEM TO INSPECT ANOTHER SITE CHOSEN FOR FURTHER TALKS, THIS TIME NEAR THE PATHET LAO CAMP. FINALLY A SETTLEMENT LOOKED NEAR: OCT 8 THE PRINCES ANNOUNCED THEY AGREED TO THE CHOICE OF PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA, THE NEUTRALIST LEADER, AS PRIME MINISTER IN A PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT WHICH WOULD COMPRISE RIGHT NEUTRALIST, FOUR GOVERNMENT AND FOUR PATHET LAO MINISTERS. APPROVAL WAS EXPECTED TO BE SOUGHT FROM KING SAVANG VATTHANNA AT LUANG PRABANG, THE ROYAL CAPITAL, OCT 10.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA91BT2J5EUN1AI7IT1U5Y5PBU
    Media URN:
    VLVA91BT2J5EUN1AI7IT1U5Y5PBU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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