• Short Summary

    In Cambodia fighting between the Viet-Cong and Government forces has been going on within 10 miles of the capital, Phnom Penh.

  • Description

    1.
    LV PAN Armoured troop carriers
    0.08

    2.
    GV Ditto advancing
    0.11

    3.
    CV Travel shot. Ditto
    0.16

    4.
    GV Troops attacking village(3 shots)
    0.34

    5.
    SCU Rangers talking into radio
    0.38

    6.
    LV Smoke from village
    0.42

    7.
    SV Soldiers near outskirts of village
    0.46

    8.
    SCU Ditto past dead Viet-Cong
    0.53

    9.
    SCU Soldiers looking at dead Viet-Cong
    0.58

    10.
    SV Villagers out of huts
    1.2

    11.
    SCU Woman holding baby (premature) (2 shots)
    1.15

    12.
    SV Viet-Cong suspects taken away
    1.20

    13.
    SV Suspects
    1.26



    Initials PAF/TB/SGM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Cambodia fighting between the Viet-Cong and Government forces has been going on within 10 miles of the capital, Phnom Penh. South Vietnamese units have also clashed with the Viet-Cong close to the Capital.

    On Thursday (June 4) South Vietnamese Army Rangers (ARVN) were advancing in armoured personnel carriers across paddyfields only 13 miles (21 Kms) north-east of Phnom Penh when Viet-Cong guerrillas hidden behind trees opened fire. The Rangers jumped off the carriers and raced towards the treeline, firing as they want. The Viet-Cong fell back.

    As the Rangers entered the village of Prey Tung, which had been in Viet-Cong hands, they came across the body of a guerrilla killed in the action.

    The villagers, fearing they were to be shot, gave a respectful welcome to the troops. A woman who became very agitated during the fighting gave premature birth to her baby.

    The Sough Vietnamese troops found two Viet-Cong suspects in the village and they were tied up for questioning.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACJM4B85VT68NOE3TTDIXC4R3B
    Media URN:
    VLVACJM4B85VT68NOE3TTDIXC4R3B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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