• Short Summary

    With the war in Laos continuing, Prince Boun Oum's Government recently tried to stiffen defences against the Communist-backed rebel forces.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Prince Chantarancy (in Lao dress) and others at Luang Prabang Airport.
    0.08

    2.
    SV Phoumi steps off plane, received by General Bounleuth.
    0.17

    3.
    SV VIP's wives.
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    4.
    LV Phoumi and Bounleuth reviewing troops (3 shots).
    0.40

    5.
    LV Phoumi goes off in car.
    0.45

    6.
    LV King of Laos steps out of washing place in Buddhist temple.
    0.49

    7.
    LV Procession of King.
    0.56

    8.
    GV King in temple.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: With the war in Laos continuing, Prince Boun Oum's Government recently tried to stiffen defences against the Communist-backed rebel forces. For this purpose, "strong man" General Phoumi Nosavan was sent from Vientiane to the Royal capital of Luang Prabang, near the battle area.

    He had talks with Commander-in-Chief General Bounleuth, with the Governor of Luang Prabang, Prince Chantarancy; and later with the King of Laos, Sri Savang Vatthana, who is head of the Buddhist church in Laos, and recently took part in Buddhist celebrations in Luang Prabang.

    General Phoumi's visit took place on the eve of announcements on Laos which were expected on April 24th or 25th after Britain and Russia had reached a measure of agreement on peace negotiations.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAET6CNBVQIGBIQB0ZDXGPCLDL3
    Media URN:
    VLVAET6CNBVQIGBIQB0ZDXGPCLDL3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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