• Short Summary

    The battle for the strategic Route 4 in Cambodia, which runs between the capital of Phnom Penh and the port city of Kampong Som, continued on Thursday (12 June).

  • Description

    The battle for the strategic Route 4 in Cambodia, which runs between the capital of Phnom Penh and the port city of Kampong Som, continued on Thursday (12 June). For the second time in three days Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces cut the important highway. Thursday's attack was directed against Kampong Speu, only 25 miles from Phnom Penh.

    The heavy traffic that normally rolled along the well-paved Route 4 highway south from the capital was halted several miles north of the fighting. Only the refugees fleeing the fighting were allowed to pass the roadblocks. They came on bicycles and motorbicycles. Some of them were high school students who said they had been scheduled to take their final examinations. But when the attack came during the night they put their books on their bicycles and headed north for safety.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEWNL7U2N4UF0GBOCE5MIONIM5
    Media URN:
    VLVAEWNL7U2N4UF0GBOCE5MIONIM5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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