• Short Summary

    Some 22 miles (36 kilometres) South-East of Phnom Penh, is the town of Saang (pronounced Ser-ung) - by Saturday, January 30th, it had been under attack without respite for four days.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Cambodian troops and trucks towards Saang (2 shots)
    0.06

    2.
    MV Troops running down roadway
    0.10

    3.
    MV Troops move forward along bank of river
    0.11

    4.
    CU Soldiers firing bazookas
    0.14

    5.
    CU Boy soldier on ground
    0.18

    6.
    CU Girl firing rifle (2 shots)
    0.22

    7.
    MV Troops taking cover (2 shots)
    0.25

    8.
    MV Troops move forward onto road
    0.27

    9.
    CU Boy soldiers watching
    0.34

    10.
    MLV Truck with guns firing
    0.36

    11.
    MLV & MCU Troops running along road and taking cover (2 shots)
    0.43

    12.
    CU Troops into smoke filled area (2 shots)
    0.46

    13.
    MCU Boy soldiers run forward
    0.51

    14.
    MV Soldiers firing rifles from road (2 shots)
    0.56

    15.
    MV Soldiers firing bazookas (2 shots)
    1.02

    16.
    MV PAN gun on truck firing to troop taking cover
    1.12

    17.
    MLV Troops firing across road
    1.20



    Initials OS/015 LD/BH/OS/029



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Some 22 miles (36 kilometres) South-East of Phnom Penh, is the town of Saang (pronounced Ser-ung) - by Saturday, January 30th, it had been under attack without respite for four days. Saang is a key point on the vital Route 21 to Phnom Penh - the Communist troops have been in complete control to the South for several months and the capture of Route 21 would mean an "invasion corridor" straight into Phnom Penh. The 127th Infantry Battalion of the Cambodian Army had boon fighting along the same stretch of road for the last three days in on attempt to reach Saang to relieve the garrison there. It was at this point, with the enemy firing from both the ???coded area on the West and from across the Basses (pronounced Bar-Sac) River on the East. That VISNEWS Cameraman Neil Davis reached the embattled troops

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7KRSWTSBNG3HJ13QPJPCYF51C
    Media URN:
    VLVA7KRSWTSBNG3HJ13QPJPCYF51C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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