• Short Summary

    The Khmer army's faltering drive up Highway Six was brought to a complete halt on October 27th, after Communist sappers blew up a bridge near the town of Romlong, about 50 miles (80.5 metres) north of Phnom Penh.

  • Description

    The Khmer army's faltering drive up Highway Six was brought to a complete halt on October 27th, after Communist sappers blew up a bridge near the town of Romlong, about 50 miles (80.5 metres) north of Phnom Penh.

    The Khmer army has already been meeting stiff resistance further north in their drive to reach cities cut off since last year by Communist troops.

    SYNOPSIS: Communist sappers blew up a large road bridge on October 27th, in the Khmer Republic, and brought the Khmer army's faltering drive northward along Highway Six to a complete halt. The sappers apparently swam up to the bridge in the darkness, and fixed limpet mines to two of the piers. The two spans fall into the river.

    Military operations northwards up Highway Six were immediately brought to a halt. The Khmer army had already been meeting stiff resistance further north in their drive to reach some of the beleaguered cities cut off since last year by Communist troops. At the same time, pressure began to mount in the ares of the bridge, which lies near the town of Romlong, about 50 miles north of Phnom Penh, Assault boats were brought up to help ferry supplies, while crews for the lines of stranded trucks waited by their vehicles.

    Gunboats were called in to guard the river.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9IO9GOS7F1B8DFUXFUKZQTHBY
    Media URN:
    VLVA9IO9GOS7F1B8DFUXFUKZQTHBY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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