• Short Summary

    Elements of a North Vietnamese division are reported to have moved into flooded areas just across the Mekong River from the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.

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    Elements of a North Vietnamese division are reported to have moved into flooded areas just across the Mekong River from the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh. A spokesman for the Cambodian Military High Command said yesterday (Wednesday) the movement was apparently designed as a test of the city's defences.

    Meantime, as the fight continues, Cambodian troops are continuing their campaign of psychological warfare in many regions of the country. The town of Taing Kouk was held by the Viet Cong for three months and retaken by the Cambodian army late in September. Now there are more than 15-thousand soldiers around the town, awaiting orders to push further north.

    A psychological warfare unit has spent several weeks trying to ensure that Taing Kouk remains a government stronghold after the army has moved out. One method they used was to pass out free gifts which included anti-malaria pills, food and clothing.

    The gifts were received eagerly and the Colonel in charge of the unit said he thought the ten thousand townsfolk were already firmly on the government side. But within an hour of his speaking, there was a skirmish with the enemy just a few miles away.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADQP5L2BXREGWAM41E2Q1EGMOF
    Media URN:
    VLVADQP5L2BXREGWAM41E2Q1EGMOF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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