• Short Summary

    In Vientiane, Laos, Local and foreign pressmen were allowed on January 7th. to interview two?

  • Description

    In Vientiane, Laos, Local and foreign pressmen were allowed on January 7th. to interview two prisoners of war captured by the Government Forces.

    At a press conference Secretary Of State For Foreign Affairs Chao Sopsaisana and Minister For Information Bouavan Norasing told pressmen that government troops were making gains against the forces of Capt. Kong Le and the Pathet Lao. But correspondents in Vientiane discounted these claims.

    They also claimed that the captured prisoners were "Vietminh" (Communist North Vietnam) soldiers.

    One of them, born in South Vietnam said he was fighting with the Vietminh in July 1954 during the ceasefire negotiations.

    The second prisoner said he was born in Pakse, South Laos. He was reportedly fighting with Vietminh Force.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE24ROHZWAUR06118HAQ3H3I0E
    Media URN:
    VLVAE24ROHZWAUR06118HAQ3H3I0E
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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