• Short Summary

    IN LAOS, DEADLOCK HAS BEEN REPORTED IN THE EFFORTS TODAY (TUESDAY) TO GET THE GOVERNMENT COALITION WORKING AGAIN AFTER THE RENEWED THREAT OF CIVIL WAR.

  • Description

    IN LAOS, DEADLOCK HAS BEEN REPORTED IN THE EFFORTS TODAY (TUESDAY) TO GET THE GOVERNMENT COALITION WORKING AGAIN AFTER THE RENEWED THREAT OF CIVIL WAR.

    THE NEUTRALISTS PRIME MINISTER PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA HAD HOPED TO ENLIST THE COOPERATION OF THE PATHET LAO IN RESUMING GOVERNMENT. BUT A PATHET LAO SPOKESMAN SAID HIS GROUP WOULD NEVER RECOGNISE THE RIGHTIST AND NEUTRALIST MERGER ANNOUNCED BY THE PRINCE.

    LAST WEEK, AS THE CIVIL WAR THREAT LOOMED, PRINCE SOUVANNA'S TROOPS EVACUATED THE ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL OF VIENTIANE WITH THEIR FAMILIES. RIGHTIST FORCES REMAINED BEHIND ON GUARD. SOME 600 TROOPS WERE IN THE MOVE - AND WERE FLOWN BACK TO THE STRATEGIC PLAIN OF JARS IN CENTRAL LAOS WHERE FIGHTING HAD FLARED UP AGAIN BETWEEN THE PATHET LAO ON ONE SIDE AND THE RIGHTIST AND NEUTRALISTS ON THE OTHER.

    THE EVACUATED TROOPS IN VIENTIANE CARRIED NO ARMS. THEY WORE FRENCH-STYLE CAMOUFLAGE UNIFORMS IN WHICH THEY FOUGHT ALONGSIDE THE PATHET LAO AGAINST RIGHTIST FORCES BEFORE THE 1962 GENEVA AGREEMENT ON THE NATION'S NEUTRALITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACVRHMLO73WHKJEGRPYPNK29YV
    Media URN:
    VLVACVRHMLO73WHKJEGRPYPNK29YV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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