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    Refugees: series of self-explanatory shots taken on west bank of Mekong, showing all of Kekong at this point; refugees are seen climbing up bank from river; others are seen looking across to east bank, with loaded sampans approaching; series of shots as sampans loaded with refugees arrive in shallow water at west bank, and unload all goods a people - including very old, very young, families with sewing machines, bicycles, pots & pans, bed-mats, ???c. ???c. ???c.



    Eassac frontline: solider wearing only sarong fires mortar round, then returns to shade of three, where others are relaxing



    couple of shots taken under shade of tree, with mortar in background, troops relaxing in shade in foreground; same soldier fires mortar again, then returns to get in his hammock swinging in shade of tree in foreground



    guy wearing sarong on radio.



    troops pass casually along road, heading towards bunkers in extreme frontline, which only 100 metres furthers on.



    troops breaking open ammunition cases.



    SCRIPTING: Opposition forces entered the area only a few kilometres east of Phnom-Penh during the night 25-26/4/37 in force. Willagers reported that approximately 1,000 Rhner dissident troops occupied the area in about 3 or 4 large groups. Tany were wearing Rhner Covt army uniforms, they said. In the morning population in the area fled to the west bank, only 2kms from downtown Phnom-Penh. It was a typical refugee scene. see agencies.



    Meanwhile, south of Phnom-Penh on Highway 30, which runs alongside the west bank of the Bassac River, the frontline troops were having a frest day. The 10-day long stalemate in this area continued, and the soldiers reported this was the first day with no action. Noth sides, however, were still in position with only 100-150 metes separating them. Who Khner troops relaxed out of the bot cun most of the time (it's the ???....time of the year in the ???




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    couple of different exposures, as outside light a shade varied by 3 stops, so one probably more acceptable than the other.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADMZ3IDLXU2JSSICLEZKQXQSXE
    Media URN:
    VLVADMZ3IDLXU2JSSICLEZKQXQSXE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:11:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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