• Short Summary

    In the Neak Long region of the Khmer Republic, government forces have withdrawn from key positions along highway One.

  • Description

    1.
    Guns firing (2 shots)
    7 ft

    2.
    Motor firing (2 shots)
    15 ft

    3.
    Troops walking along road (3 shots)
    24 ft

    4.
    Wounded soldiers
    27 ft

    5.
    People loading belongings to ox-cart (4 shots)
    42 ft

    6.
    People leaving town (2 shots)
    52 ft

    7.
    Ferry (3 shots)
    61 ft

    8.
    Refugees on board
    63 ft

    9.
    Ferry leaving (2 shots)
    67 ft

    10.
    Ferry at Neak Leung (3 shots)
    81 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In the Neak Long region of the Khmer Republic, government forces have withdrawn from key positions along highway One.

    The long-defended Kampong Trabok has been over-run by communist troops and units of Vietcong and North Vietnamese are believed to be in control of the strategic range of mountains overlooking the area.

    The heaviest fighting has been over the last four days. Constant pressure during the daylight hours and rocket barrages during the night have forced the ???hmors to split from their main attacking forces and move back along the highway.

    The local people have had to move too. Many of them are heading towards Phnom penh, or to government camps which have been set up to cope with the increasing flood of refugees from was-torn ??? like the Kompong Trabok region.

    Several of the refugees have been wounded during rocket attacks. They know that in Phnom Penh they will be unable to afford rice and they know that they will be over-run if they stay in their homes. They join the thousands of people fleeing back along the highway as the communist advance continues.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEOEOCG9AH4B4W7F66UG1JHCB3
    Media URN:
    VLVAEOEOCG9AH4B4W7F66UG1JHCB3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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