• Short Summary

    More than sixty Khmer Republic armoured personnel carriers led a major assault near Highway 4, 37 miles south-west of Phnom Penh on Wednesday (November 28th, in an effort to clear out communist-led insurgents from the town of Mohasaing.

  • Description

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    GV Troop carriers along road (2 shots)
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    2.
    SM Tank through paddy fields
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    3.
    GV PAN Troops on carrier to fields
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    4.
    LS Tank fires, two shots
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    SCU Gunner fires machine gun
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    LV Tank firing
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    SCU Soldier firing machine gun
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    SM Troops thru paddy fields (2 shots)
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    9.
    Dead body (3 shots)
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    Initials AE/1.21 AE/1.31



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: More than sixty Khmer Republic armoured personnel carriers led a major assault near Highway 4, 37 miles south-west of Phnom Penh on Wednesday (November 28th, in an effort to clear out communist-led insurgents from the town of Mohasaing.

    Advancing through rice paddies still muddy from the recent monsoon rains, the A.P.C.'s formed a solid frontline for the government troops. Contact was soon made with the Khmer Rouge.

    But while the Government troops advanced, the communists launched a heavy mortar attack on the provincial capital of Kompong Speu, only five miles away.

    For the past week the fighting along this section of Highway 4, leading to the deep-water port of Kompong Som, has developed into the largest battle zone since the beginning of the year. More than 4,000 government soldiers and an estimated 2,000 insurgents are entrenched over a front five miles long.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE6L37ITDMJ1Q8YE1VIEQ6AH8Y
    Media URN:
    VLVAE6L37ITDMJ1Q8YE1VIEQ6AH8Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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