• Short Summary

    One of the most important ARVN bases in the Khmer Republic came under attack from communist troops on Monday (20 March).

  • Description

    1.
    Aerial views base and General Srey Meas in helicopter (3 shots)
    13 ft

    2.
    MS Helicopter landing
    19 ft

    3.
    SV General Srey Moas walking from helicopter
    21 ft

    4.
    GV Base
    25 ft

    5.
    MS's Damaged buildings (3 shots)
    31 ft

    6.
    SV Rocket shell casings
    35 ft

    7.
    GV Smoking ruins
    40 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: One of the most important ARVN bases in the Khmer Republic came under attack from communist troops on Monday (20 March). At Neak Loung, southeast of Phnom Penh on the Mekong River, communist forces launched heavy rocket and mortar barrages, causing serious damage to buildings and military equipment.

    Khmer General Sroy Meas arrived by helicopter to inspect the damage shortly after the attacks.

    South Vietnamese troops at N???ak Loung base are stationed on the Mekong primarily to protect water routes from communist disruption. Large quantities of fuel are stored in dumps around the base to supply river landing craft.

    Monday's attack seriously damaged buildings and equipment, but caused only light casualties.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9IS89PP90EB8U1ROC9WD0DCM2
    Media URN:
    VLVA9IS89PP90EB8U1ROC9WD0DCM2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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