• Short Summary

    FIGHTING ON THE PLAIN OF JARS IN NORTHERN LAOS APPEARS TO HAVE SUBSIDED - THE RESULT OF A NEW CEASE-FIRE EFFORT AT THE WEEK-END BY THE NEUTRALIST PREMIER, PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA, HE SAID IN VIENTIANE, THE LAOTIAN CAPITAL, YESTERDAY (MONDAY)THAT IF THERE WERE FRESH FIGHTING, HE HIMSELF WOULD JOIN IN."I WILL NOT LET NEUTRALIST FORCE DISAPPEAR", HE SAID."I WILL RESIST".

  • Description

    FIGHTING ON THE PLAIN OF JARS IN NORTHERN LAOS APPEARS TO HAVE SUBSIDED - THE RESULT OF A NEW CEASE-FIRE EFFORT AT THE WEEK-END BY THE NEUTRALIST PREMIER, PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA, HE SAID IN VIENTIANE, THE LAOTIAN CAPITAL, YESTERDAY (MONDAY)THAT IF THERE WERE FRESH FIGHTING, HE HIMSELF WOULD JOIN IN."I WILL NOT LET NEUTRALIST FORCE DISAPPEAR", HE SAID."I WILL RESIST".

    CASUALTIES FROM THE BATTLE AREA HAVE BEEN HEAVY, AND LAST FRIDAY (APRIL 19) AIRCRAFT BROUGHT 65 WOUNDED SOLDIERS TO VIENTIANE.PATHET LAO MILITARY VICTORIES IN THE NORTH HAVE BEEN SO IMPRESSIVE THAT FRIDAY'S WOUNDED MIGHT BE THE LAST TO BE EVACUATED.MOST OF THE CASUALTIES WERE WOUNDED IN MORTAR AND ARTILLERY BARRAGES.THEY WERE TAKEN BY AMBULANCE TO A VIENTIANE HOSPITAL.

    MEANWHILE, IN ANOTHER PART OF THE CITY, RIGHT-WING SOLDIERS OF THE NEUTRALIST FACTION SEIZED THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION, WHOSE DIRECTOR, PHOUMI VONGVICHIT, A PATHET LAO MEMBER OF THE COALITION CABINET, HAD FLED VIENTIANE.

    TROOPS MOVED ON THE MINISTRY WITH MACHINE-GUNS AND RIFLES READY FOR ACTION, BUT THEY ENCOUNTERED NO RESISTANCE FROM THE STAFF INSIDE.THE BUILDING WAS EMPTIED AND A SMALL DETACHMENT OF GUARDS WERE LEFT SURROUNDING IT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB648LIZYWUBF5MEMNQTQ9MLH
    Media URN:
    VLVAB648LIZYWUBF5MEMNQTQ9MLH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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