• Short Summary

    DURING THE NEARBY CEASEFIRE TRUCE IN LAOS, AMERICAN HELICOPTERS HAVE BEEN EVACUATING DEPENDENTS OF MEO GUERRILLAS WHO HAVE BEEN HARASSING COMMUNIST-LED PATHEY LAO FORCES IN MOUNTAINS NORTH OF VIENTIANE.

  • Description

    DURING THE NEARBY CEASEFIRE TRUCE IN LAOS, AMERICAN HELICOPTERS HAVE BEEN EVACUATING DEPENDENTS OF MEO GUERRILLAS WHO HAVE BEEN HARASSING COMMUNIST-LED PATHEY LAO FORCES IN MOUNTAINS NORTH OF VIENTIANE.

    A BIG CONTINGENT OF MEO WOREN AND CHILDREN WAS FERRIED INTO THE CAPITAL OF AMERICAN PILOTED HELICOPTERS JUNE 23. SOME OF THE REFUGEES HAD WALKED LONG DISTANCES FROM VALLEY HIDEOUTS TO THE RENDEZVOUS POINTS WHERE HELICOPTERS PICKED THEM UP.

    ABOUT 5,000 WOMEN AND CHILDREN ARE BELIEVED AWAITING EVACUATION FROM THE MOUNTAINS. LAOS GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, AIDED BY U.S. ADVISORS, ARE BUSY REHABILITATING THE REFUGEES, AND FOUR EMERGENCY CENTRES HAVE BEEN SET UP IN VIENTIANE, WHERE REFUGEES ARE VACCINATED, FED AND CLOTHED.

    HELICOPTERS ON RETURN TRIPS TO THE MOUNTAINS DROP SUPPLIES TO THE LOYAL LAOTIAN TROOPS. COMMANDER OF THE TROOPS IS COLONEL VANPO, HIMSELF A MEO, WHO LEADS ABOUT 10,000 REGULAR SOLDIERS, PLUS THE MEO GUERRILLAS. THE MEO AND OTHER HILL TRIBES HAVE BEEN FIGHTING ON BOTH SIDES IN THE CIVIL WAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABNTYXUZ6UK1TEHBPJVSXCJNM2
    Media URN:
    VLVABNTYXUZ6UK1TEHBPJVSXCJNM2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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