• Short Summary

    Fighting continues in the Khmer Republic. On Thursday (20 December), three companies of Khmer troops?

  • Description

    1.
    SV & MV Armoured Personnel carrier advancing to form frontline (4 shots)
    10 ft

    2.
    GV suspected enemy positions
    11 ft

    3.
    MV APCs firing 106mm machine gun (2 shots)
    17 ft

    4.
    CU machine gun bullets
    18 ft

    5.
    GV machine gun bullets fired at suspected Communist positions
    20 ft

    6.
    CU government soldier on radio phone
    22 ft

    7.
    GV government troops moving into jungle
    24 ft

    8.
    GV troops sheltering from incoming small-arms fire (4 shots)
    33 ft

    9.
    CU soldier on radio phone
    34 ft

    10.
    GV & SV troops advancing under enemy fire (2 shots)
    41 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Fighting continues in the Khmer Republic. On Thursday (20 December), three companies of Khmer troops from the 2nd Division launched an armoured assault near Highway 1, 20 kms east of the Khmer capital, Phnom Penh.

    With Armoured Personnel Carriers forming a frontline, government troops came into immediate contact with Communist-led insurgents.

    Highway 1, leading eat from Phnom Penh to South Vietnam ins one of the main supply routes for the Communist insurgents. The Highway is used to carry arms and food to insurgents positioned in the area.

    The Khmer High Command is reportedly to have ordered General Dien Del --- commander of the 2nd Division responsible for the security of Highway 1 -- to clear this area of Communist insurgents.

    With the dry season approaching, government troops are consolidating their positions around Phnom Penh against anticipated large-scale Communist attacks.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAABIPOFRRYL0ZVZ78A2ZT3FIYW
    Media URN:
    VLVAABIPOFRRYL0ZVZ78A2ZT3FIYW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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