• Short Summary

    In the Khmer Republic, units of the Army are making a concerted effort to free the beleaguered town of Kompong Trabek - in the eastern part of the country.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Troops and refugees cross bridge (2 shots)
    0.13

    2.
    SV Troops and equipment assembled at riverside (2 shots)
    0.21

    3.
    SV Troops and refuges leave ferry (5 shots)
    0.50

    4.
    SV Khmer soldiers carrying automatic weapons (4 shots)
    1.07

    5.
    SV Young girl in military uniform with rifle
    1.14

    6.
    SV Armoured troop carriers boarding ferry followed by foot soldiers (2 shots)
    1.38

    7.
    GV & SV Ferry moving off (2 shots)
    1.47



    Initials ES. 1610 ES. 1730



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In the Khmer Republic, units of the Army are making a concerted effort to free the beleaguered town of Kompong Trabek - in the eastern part of the country. Communist forces have surrounded the town, and last week were reported to be tightening their grip.

    Kompong Trabek lies towards the "Parrot's Beak" area of the Khmer Republic, across the Mekong River from the capital, Phnom Penh. The river crossing at Neak Leung was a scene of hective activity on Thursday (10 August) as troop reinforcements moved towards the communist concentrations - while hundreds of refugees fled in the opposite direction.

    Among the troops gathering at Neak Leung were some teenage boys, aged between ten and fourteen. Also there were young girls, dressed in Army uniforms.

    Since this film was shot, Khmer Army units have clashed with Communist troops about six miles (10kms) north of the river crossing. They've recaptured a town, and reported finding the bodies of hundreds of North Vietnamese soldiers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2RUP3C687J8VJY41ARIWCVEE6
    Media URN:
    VLVA2RUP3C687J8VJY41ARIWCVEE6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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