• Short Summary

    As insurgent pressure mounted on Phnom Penh, President Lon Nol yesterday left the Khmer Republic for what's reported to be a visit to Indonesia and the United States.

  • Description

    As insurgent pressure mounted on Phnom Penh, President Lon Nol yesterday left the Khmer Republic for what's reported to be a visit to Indonesia and the United States.

    His departure came after a morning of farewells at the Chamcar Mon presidential palace, including an official farewell from the President of the Senate, Lieutenant General ??? Khoy who will be the caretaker president in Lon Nol's absence.

    In Phnom Penh, there were widespread rumours that Lon Nol would not return and his departure was seen by political observers as paving the way for a negotiated settlement of the five-year-old war in khmer.

    The President and his wife wept uncontrollably as they inspected a guard of honour and took leave of the presidential palace staff.

    In a prepared speech, President Lon Nol said he was going to Indonesia for consultations on how to resolve the war and then elsewhere for medical treatment.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAB7P1ZFOOK54QNCBOHFKGQQ6K
    Media URN:
    VLVAAB7P1ZFOOK54QNCBOHFKGQQ6K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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