• Short Summary

    The Viet Cong today (Monday) launched fresh attacks on Phnom Penh's already severely damaged International Airport.

  • Description

    The Viet Cong today (Monday) launched fresh attacks on Phnom Penh's already severely damaged International Airport. Mortars and anti-tank rockets rained on the military area of the airport, five miles (eight kilometres) from the centre of the city.

    The Viet Cong began their attacks on the Cambodian capital and the airport early on the morning of January 22. The following day they shelled the centre of the capital.

    A thin line of troops was thrown around Phnom Penh, but it didn't prevent the police premises being hit. The Viet Cong set off bombs outside the building....a number of people were killed and injured. At the same time bomb exploded outside the residence of the South Vietnamese Ambassador.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACN3A8M1HFU3PZYBISBBTPS661
    Media URN:
    VLVACN3A8M1HFU3PZYBISBBTPS661
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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