• Short Summary

    In Cambodia, government troops have begun sweeping operations along the Mekong River's eastern bank where the Vietcong have mounted frequent harassing attacks in recent weeks.

  • Description

    1.
    Trucks across bridge and past camera
    7 ft

    2.
    Troops out of truck
    11 ft

    3.
    Soldier on field telephone
    13 ft

    4.
    Soldier climbs over fence
    16 ft

    5.
    Soldiers along track towards camera
    22 ft

    6.
    Soldiers crouch by roadside as house ringed
    24 ft

    7.
    Soldier guards house
    26 ft

    8.
    LV House where cache found
    28 ft

    9.
    Loading rice on to truck
    30 ft

    10.
    People watch
    32 ft

    11.
    Rice loading continues
    38 ft

    12.
    Monks watch
    40 ft

    13.
    Loading
    43 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Cambodia, government troops have begun sweeping operations along the Mekong River's eastern bank where the Vietcong have mounted frequent harassing attacks in recent weeks.

    A typical operation, although away from the Mekong, is one talking place in the paddy-fields of Kompong Speu province west of Phnom Penh.

    A Cambodian spokesman said the operations were keeping guerilla activity at a low level mainly because the Communists melted away each time the government forces moved into an occupied area.

    However, with the monsoon period expected to end this month and thus creating less-difficult combat conditions, an upsurge in fighting is expected.

    In the Kompong Speu operation, Cambodian troops ringed a house and later seized it to discover a cache or rice inside. It was taken away for distribution to refugees.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA9ONTO8J6OKIRCOMM14N2O448
    Media URN:
    VLVAA9ONTO8J6OKIRCOMM14N2O448
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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