• Short Summary

    Voters trickled to the polls in Phnom Penh in a parliamentary election on Sunday (3 September), as government troops outside the capital city tried to break a tightening communist encirclement that has all but cut it off form the rest of the country.

  • Description

    Voters trickled to the polls in Phnom Penh in a parliamentary election on Sunday (3 September), as government troops outside the capital city tried to break a tightening communist encirclement that has all but cut it off form the rest of the country.

    The election is designed to complete Marshal Lon Nol's programme to restore a measure of democratic activity under the constitution that he personally drew up and introduced last April.

    Security in the capital was strict, but Phnom Penh is still cut off from all major provincial towns, except for Kompong Com in the northeast and the small port of Kompong Cyme in the west. South of the city, government troops have been trying to reopen Highway Two and relieve at lest two besieged Khmer outposts.

    After having been repulsed by communist forces three times in five days, government troops of the last infantry Brigade finally managed to reopen a portion of Highway Two, only to have it cut off behind them. VISNEWS cameraman Neil Davis filmed the action.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9H3CUYWMT9DP19ZPZ88SZ0HFU
    Media URN:
    VLVA9H3CUYWMT9DP19ZPZ88SZ0HFU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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