• Short Summary

    Despite diplomatic efforts, war continues in Laos - in the mountain passes and across the strategic Plain des Jarre.

  • Description

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    SV Tanks towards long road followed by truck of soldiers
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    2.
    LV & SV..troops walk in single file along road
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    SV Preparing field gun
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    CU Soldier signals to fire
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    Gun fires
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    CU Soldier fires mortar
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    LV Plane passing over dropping supplies
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    SV & CU parachute comes to ground
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    LV Parachute with supplies hits ground
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    CU Man carries away case
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    SV Soldier takes gun from supplies
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    CU Soldier holds new machine gun
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    LV Wounded being carried away
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    CU Soldier on stretcher with face bandaged
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    CU Another soldier with bandaged face
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    LV Plane passes over, dropping further supplies
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    Initials PC/N/JH/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Despite diplomatic efforts, war continues in Laos - in the mountain passes and across the strategic Plain des Jarre.

    The guns, tanks and uniforms have all been provided by the big world powers. The United States has been sending supplies to the pro-Western forces of General Phoumi Nosavan. The Russians have dropped material from the air to the troops of the pro-Communist Pathet Lao and neutralist Captain Kong Lee.

    Pro-Western forces also receive supplies by air. The shifting battle line in thick jungle are hazy - but the implications are large. The Laotian civil was continues to be a scrambled image of the cold war struggle being waged elsewhere in the world. Despite the efforts of Britain and other powers to promote peace, the final solution appears to be one that must be worked out by the United States and Russia.

    General Nosavan announced Feb 28 that the rebel Pathet Lao had evacuated most of their troops from the vital city of Xieng Khouang in north-east Laos. It would soon be occupied by Government troops.

    He also stated that he was trying to arrange a meeting with Prince Norodom Sihanouk to request his assistance in halting the Laotian civil war.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9HKTA8IASAGBOJGOPW0HVRCDD
    Media URN:
    VLVA9HKTA8IASAGBOJGOPW0HVRCDD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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