• Short Summary

    Troops in Thailand have stepped up their security procedures in their continued war against Communist insurgents.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Soldier stopping vehicle at roadblock in Southern Thailand and searching vehicle (2 shots)
    0.16

    2.
    GV Guard tower ZOOM OUT TO Barbed wire fence with danger sign warning of mines (2 shots)
    0.24

    3.
    GV Lt. Col. Vira Wanasuk talking to soldiers on parade at Communist Party camp
    0.31

    4.
    CU PAN Soldiers with rifles listening to commander (2 shots)
    0.40

    5.
    SVs Wreckage around camp (2 shots)
    0.48

    6.
    CU Plan of tunnels
    0.54

    7.
    GV Roof over tunnel and entrance to tunnels (3 shots)
    1.13

    8.
    SV Captured weapons and explosives on display (2 shots)
    1.22

    9.
    CUs Booby traps being demonstrated and shown to camera
    1.28

    10.
    SV Troops on guard duty
    1.31

    11.
    SV Patrol moving through jungle
    1.44

    12.
    CU On board helicopter; soldier firing machinegun
    1.53

    13.
    GV Wounded being carried from helicopter to ambulance, which leaves (4 shots)
    2.20

    14.
    GV Hospital
    2.23

    15.
    SV INTERIOR Wounded soldier on stretcher
    2.27

    16.
    SV Doctor operating on wounded soldier (2 shots)
    2.36




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Troops in Thailand have stepped up their security procedures in their continued war against Communist insurgents. Road blocks have been set up in many areas in the Songkla province and helicopter gunship are making more frequent patrols. Thai troops recently captured an army base that had been used by the Communist Party of Malaysia as the headquarters of the Party's Eighth Field Army, as well as a training camp for other units specialising in booby traps. The camp, consisting of a complex network of tunnels, was captured after a hard and complicated operation. The tunnels led deep into a mountain only eight kilometres from the Malaysian border. Several Thai troops were wounded in the assault on the camp, known as regiment 8 and located in deep jungle. The wounded were flown by helicopter to nearby hospitals for treatment.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA39BNJ0LNLHZHGMEC97ZPYODWG
    Media URN:
    VLVA39BNJ0LNLHZHGMEC97ZPYODWG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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