• Short Summary

    Thousands of villages were liberated from an area less than 15 miles (24 kilometres) from Phnom Penh when Government troops broke through a cordon of communist-led insurgents on Monday (6 January).

  • Description

    Thousands of villages were liberated from an area less than 15 miles (24 kilometres) from Phnom Penh when Government troops broke through a cordon of communist-led insurgents on Monday (6 January).

    About 20,000 people had been reported isolated by insurgents, who closed in on them since the fighting began on New Year's Day in a renewed offensive against government forces.

    Many refugees, who tried to slip through the communist ring, were killed. News agencies said many villagers were killed in the first two days of the fighting.

    On Tuesday, those who managed to leave their wrecked villages alive -- like many others before them -- did not know where they were going to or what the future would hold for them.

    It is estimated that more than seven million -- roughly half of the country's population -- have so far been displaced in similar circumstances.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACZN2MX68LM35NHFR08JJ6071N
    Media URN:
    VLVACZN2MX68LM35NHFR08JJ6071N
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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