• Short Summary

    In the Khmer Republic, villagers are returning to what little is left of their devastated homes around the north-west approaches to Phnompenh were some of the fiercest fighting of the Khmer war took place two months ago.

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    In the Khmer Republic, villagers are returning to what little is left of their devastated homes around the north-west approaches to Phnompenh were some of the fiercest fighting of the Khmer war took place two months ago.

    Whole villages were pulverised by government forces when they tried to dislodge the heavily-entrenched Communists. But, as always, the inhabitants showed little pessimism as they inspected the rubble that was once their homes. They set to work to erect small huts where they would live until they could build new homes
    Here in the Phnom Baset (pronounced bas-set), about 18 miles north-west of the capital, the Governor of Kandal Province, Lieut-Colonel Kheang (pronounced kee-eng), was on hand to greet the returnees.

    The villagers had little but what they carried. They were given rice and other essentials to tide them over until they were resettled. And, more importantly, they were also given assurances that the ??? military would remain in the area to protect them.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9DNALGZE4RM92FLEG72OZYU3H
    Media URN:
    VLVA9DNALGZE4RM92FLEG72OZYU3H
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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