• Short Summary

    Following last week's rocket and mortar attack on the Khmer Republic capital of Phnompenh, Government forces have made a series of sweeps in areas around the city.

  • Description

    1.
    Spotter plane overhead
    3 ft

    2.
    Soldiers through jungle (4 shots)
    17 ft

    3.
    Soldiers into village and search
    24 ft

    4.
    Villagers questioned
    27 ft

    5.
    Spotter plane river
    29 ft

    6.
    Soldiers cross river
    34 ft

    7.
    Wounded soldier on ground
    40 ft

    8.
    Wounded soldier carried away (2 shots)
    47 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Following last week's rocket and mortar attack on the Khmer Republic capital of Phnompenh, Government forces have made a series of sweeps in areas around the city. At least 23 people died when the communists lobbed shells on the city during Thursday night causing heavy damage. Government forces moved into the areas from which the attack had been lunched. Using spotter aircraft they fanned out in three directions. Villages were searched and the local population questioned. The landscape round phnompenh is mostly thick jungle, and ideal setting for guerilla warfare. So far there's been no official word on the success of the sweep, but on this patrol one soldier was wounded in the back. He was carried back to a main road and taken by ambulance to hospital.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA26BN09766F9RGNUXUQOIN8PUV
    Media URN:
    VLVA26BN09766F9RGNUXUQOIN8PUV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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