• Short Summary

    PATHET-LAO IRREGULAR TROOPS HAVE BEEN A GROWING CONCERN TO THE NEUTRALIST GOVERNMENT FORCES. PATHET-LAO TRAINING?

  • Description

    1.
    GV & MV INFANTRY GATHERED ROUND ROUGH MODEL OF ENEMY POSITION
    0.14

    2.
    MV TROOPS PAN TO SV INSTRUCTOR
    0.25

    3.
    SV & SCU TROOPS
    0.29

    4.
    SV SOLDIER VOLUNTEERS TO SUGGEST AND DESCRIBE ON MODEL HIS WAY OF ATTACKING ENEMY
    0.40

    5.
    LV DITTO
    0.43

    6.
    MV ENEMY FENCE
    0.46

    7.
    MV PAN TO SLV TROOPS IN JUNGLE
    0.52

    8.
    SV'S AND SCU TROOPS THROUGH JUNGLE (2 SHOTS)
    0.59

    9.
    MV TROOPS WITH CAMOUFLAGE ON BACK
    1.04

    10.
    SV ENEMY FENCE BLASTED BY GUNPOWDER
    1.07

    11.
    MV'S & SV'S PATHET-LAO TROOPS FIRING AT ENEMY POSITION
    1.12

    12.
    GROUND TO AIR SHOT JET TRAINING PLANE
    1.18

    13.
    MV PAN TO LV TROOPS THROUGH JUNGLE
    1.25

    14.
    SV AND SCU PAN PATHET-LAO TROOPS IN ACTION
    1.31

    15.
    MV ANOTHER GUNPOWDER BLAST
    1.34

    16.
    SV PAN TO LV TROOPS THROUGH JUNGLE
    1.44



    Initials OJP/V/DW/BJ



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    Background: PATHET-LAO IRREGULAR TROOPS HAVE BEEN A GROWING CONCERN TO THE NEUTRALIST GOVERNMENT FORCES. PATHET-LAO TRAINING APPROACHES ARE ILLUSTRATED AS A MOCK ATTACK IS PREPARED ON A SUPPOSED ENEMY POSITION ON TOP OF A HILL.

    THE PATHET-LAO INFANTRY COMPANY IS MADE UP OF 3 PLATOONS, EACH WITH 33 MEN. BASED NEAR THE FRONT LINE ON THE PLAIN ON JARS, THE MEN HAVE UNDERGONE RIGOROUS TRAINING IN THE VARIOUS METHODS OF ATTACKING THE ENEMY, WHICH IS CLOSE AT HAND. IN EACH PHASE OF THE TRAINING A MOCK BATTLE IS PREPARED WITH A SUPPOSED ENEMY, USING RECENT INFORMATION FROM THE COMPANY RECONNAISSANCE OFFICER.

    ONCE A PLAN OF ATTACK IS DECIDED ON, THE MEN SWING INTO ACTION. IN THIS CASE THE ARTILLERY SECTION IS TO BOMBARD THE ENEMY POSITION WITH CANNON AND MORTAR FIRE WHILE THE INFANTRYMAN FOLLOW UP THROUGH THE JUNGLE. ENEMY FORTIFICATION FENCES, AS THEY ARE DISCOVERED, ARE BLASTED WITH GUNPOWDER.

    BECAUSE THESE EXERCISES ARE CARRIED OUT CLOSE TO THE REAL ACTION FRONT, ALL MANOEUVRES TAKE PLACE USING FULL CAMOUFLAGE. OFTEN U.S. JET FIGHTERS AND GOVERNMENT AIR FORCE TRAINERS FLY OVERHEAD, AND THERE IS THE CONSTANT DANGER OF "EXERCISE" BECOMING "REALITY."
    SYNOPSIS: PATHET-LAO INFANTRY TROOPS HAVE BEEN UNDERGOING RIGOROUS TRAINING IN THE VARIOUS METHODS OF ATTACKING THE ENEMY. THEIR BASE IS CLOSE TO THE FRONT LINE ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE PLAIN OF JARS. IN EACH PHASE OF THE TRAINING A MOCK BATTLE IS PREPARED WITH A SUPPOSED ENEMY, USING MOST RECENT INFORMATION FROM THE COMPANY'S RECONNAISSANCE OFFICERS
    THE TROOPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PUT FORWARD SUGGESTIONS AS TO WHAT PLAN OF ATTACK THEY THINK MOST EFFECTIVE.

    ONCE A SET PLAN OF ATTACK IS DECIDED ON, THE MEN SWING INTO ACTION. IN THIS CASE A MOCK ATTACK IS BEING MAKE ON A SUPPOSED ENEMY POSITION AT THE TOP OF THE HILL.

    ENEMY FORTIFICATIONS ARE DESTROYED WITH GUNPOWDER AS THEY ARE REACHED BECAUSE THESE EXERCISES ARE CARRIED OUT CLOSE TO THE REAL ACTION FRONT THESE MANOEUVRES TAKE PLACE USING FULL CAMOUFLAGE. U.S. JET FIGHTER AND GOVERNMENT TRAINING AIRCRAFT OFTEN FLY OVERHEAD, AND THERE'S A CONSTANT DANGER OF "EXERCISE" BECOMING "REALITY."
    SUPPORT FOR THE INFANTRYMEN IS GIVEN BY COVER-FIRE OF MORTARS AND CANNON.

    USING THESE METHODS THE PATHET-LAO HAVE BEEN STRIVING TO IMPROVE THEIR EFFECTIVENESS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9CTX6V7CCKPC4FJCSGG6F12YH
    Media URN:
    VLVA9CTX6V7CCKPC4FJCSGG6F12YH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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