• Short Summary

    In the Khmer Republic, after the heavy fighting at the end of last year, life in the small outposts guarding the western approaches to Phnompenh has once again settled down into a routine pattern.

  • Description

    In the Khmer Republic, after the heavy fighting at the end of last year, life in the small outposts guarding the western approaches to Phnompenh has once again settled down into a routine pattern.

    This film was taken near Chhouh Som (pronounced choo som), a tiny outpost just off Highway Four about 20 miles west of Phnompenh an area infested by Communists.

    The Khmer defenders are subjected to an almost nightly harassment by Communist gunners. Each morning Captain Kim Tuy (pronounced Kim Twee), a veteran of 26 years in the army, leads a patrol to inspect the area.

    On this occasion his troops noticed a house had disappeared from a village. The villagers literally carried it to a more secure site. There was no other means of transferring it.

    Most of the hamlets in the area have been abandoned. The Communists use them for shelter. Captain Tuy, who invariably goes without a weapon or helmet, inspects each one with his 200-man force.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB0XVV2MM7OVGMMKBCJFQXB0PN
    Media URN:
    VLVAB0XVV2MM7OVGMMKBCJFQXB0PN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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