• Short Summary

    IN THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN LAOS AMERICAN SPECIAL FORCES ARE TRAINING MEO TRIBESMEN TO CARRY ON QUERILLA WARFARE OPERATIONS IN COMMUNIST-CONTROLLED PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.

  • Description


    MEO SOLDIERS: CROWD: FOOD SHOVELLED FROM BARREL: CHILDREN FIGHTING: LAOTIAN GENERALS AND OTHER SPECTATORS: AMERICAN SPECIAL FORCES.




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    Background: IN THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN LAOS AMERICAN SPECIAL FORCES ARE TRAINING MEO TRIBESMEN TO CARRY ON QUERILLA WARFARE OPERATIONS IN COMMUNIST-CONTROLLED PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. THIS FILM SHOWS THE TRAINEES ENJOYING THEIR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL.

    THERE ARE ABOUT A QUARTER OF A MILLION MEO TRIBESMENIN LAOS. THEY HAVE THE REPUTATION OF BEING THE BEST FIGHTERS IN THE COUNTRY.

    TRAINED THE EQUIPPED BY THE AMERICANS AND ROYAL LAO ARMY OFFICERS THE MEOWS ARE CARRIED BEHIND COMMUNIST LINES BY AMERICAN AIRCRAFT AND HELICOPTERS.

    THE TRAINING CAMP AT SAM THONG, 3,000 FT (915 METRES) ABOVE SEAL-LEVEL WAS THE SCENE OF A GAY NEW YEAR CELEBRATION WITH FOOD, DRINK, DANCING AND BRAHMIN BULL FIGHTING. SEVERAL LAOTION GENERALS AND AMERICAN DIPLOMATS FROM VIENTIENE WERE PRESENT AT THE PARTY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAWXIILS4HU19HJA5ES1A01BGW
    Media URN:
    VLVAAWXIILS4HU19HJA5ES1A01BGW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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