• Short Summary

    In Cambodia, South Vietnamese and Vietcong Forces have been locked in vicious fighting around the strategic town of Prey Veng, 30 miles cast of Phnom Penh.

  • Description

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    Helicopters carrying marines in air
    3 ft

    2.
    Helicopter over paddyfields
    8 ft

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    Marines out of helicopter to begin patrol
    18 ft

    4.
    Villagers lying on open ground (two shots)
    23 ft

    5.
    Man has wound bandaged
    27 ft

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    Woman with baby
    29 ft

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    Arm wound bandaged by marine medic
    32 ft

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    Body carried away
    35 ft

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    Marine officer on radio-phone
    38 ft

    10.
    Plane makes bombing run
    41 ft

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    Bomb explosion behind trees
    45 ft

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    Soldiers crouching in bushes
    49 ft

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    Marine fires machine-gun
    53 ft

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    Wrecked village hut
    56 ft

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    Woman crouching from sniper in village
    58 ft

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    Soldiers enter village (two shots)
    67 ft

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    Body carried to helicopter (two shots)
    75 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Cambodia, South Vietnamese and Vietcong Forces have been locked in vicious fighting around the strategic town of Prey Veng, 30 miles cast of Phnom Penh.

    South Vietnamese marines, who have been active in Cambodia since the offensive began early last month, were flown in by helicopter to reinforce troops fighting near Prey Veng.

    They were landed about eight miles east of the provincial capital and began a sweep on foot. They encountered a group of Cambodian villagers who had fled their homes when they got caught in the crossfire between the South Vietnamese and the Communists.

    The injured had their wounds attended to while the dead were taken away for burial. Soon afterwards the marines came under fire from the distant treeline.

    The air force was called in to pound the suspected Communist positions as the marines opened up with fire of their own. Later the marines entered the nearby village of Chamka Kuoy to find terrified villagers who had stayed behind from the spasmodic shipping. There were more casualties who were evacuated by helicopter.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3XQ4ZQUYAHRCLIW9HDZSFLOJI
    Media URN:
    VLVA3XQ4ZQUYAHRCLIW9HDZSFLOJI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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