• Short Summary

    The United States has begun its programme to withdraw 20,000 troops from South Korea. The?

  • Description

    1.
    Sign: Fort Beavers Camp
    2 ft

    2.
    LV Camp as seen through barbed-wire
    7 ft

    3.
    American MPs hand over to Koreans
    10 ft

    4.
    Koreans guard tanks
    17 ft

    5.
    Koreans driving tanks
    26 ft

    6.
    Camp Kaiser sign
    28 ft

    7.
    Closed shops in nearby village
    33 ft

    8.
    Shop-owners packing up
    36 ft

    9.
    Two girls past camera
    39 ft

    10.
    Americans and Koreans salute
    41 ft

    11.
    Americans into taxi and away
    49 ft



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    EDITORS: WE APOLOGISE FOR TECHNICAL INTERFERENCE IN PART OF THIS FILM.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The United States has begun its programme to withdraw 20,000 troops from South Korea. The troops, representing nearly one-third of American forces there, are being pulled out as part of the Nixon plan for Asian allies to take a greater responsibility for their security.

    The Americans bases at Fort Beaver and Camp Kaiser, both near Seoul, were deactivated this week and handed over to the South Korean Army. The Americans took most of their equipment, but left behind some of their tanks for the South Koreans to use. Several American advisors are remaining at both bases to instruct the South Koreans in the use of the transferred equipment.

    At towns near the bases, the closure has meant the inevitable hardship. Shops and businesses catering mainly for American servicemen have been forced to close down because of lack of business.

    While the American troop strength is being reduced, President Nixon has offered the South Koreans compensation in the form of more air power. A squadron of USAF Phantoms based in Japan will be transferred to South Korea.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAESKMRQKXUBWD75K6P9Z78FGV
    Media URN:
    VLVAAESKMRQKXUBWD75K6P9Z78FGV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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