Cambodian troops have fought their way through heavily defended Viet Cong areas to link up with South Vietnamese troops in the Parrot's Beak region.
Travel Shot past Cambodian army vehicles on roadside
SV PAN from village hut to tanks beneath trees (2 shots)
LV PAN completely destroyed village
SV ZOOM OUT AND PAN from mother and children beside wreckage PAN OVER destroyed village
LV Cambodian soldiers with field gun
SV PAN from troops on battlefield to Viet Cong body
SV Other dead Viet Cong
SV Cambodian troops resting and checking their rifles
Tracking Shot captured arms and ammunition
SV Open coffins
GV Building being used as a hospital
SV Int. wounded Cambodian troops (2 shots)
SV PAN convoy of Cambodian troops passes waving villagers (2 shots)
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Background: Cambodian troops have fought their way through heavily defended Viet Cong areas to link up with South Vietnamese troops in the Parrot's Beak region. The Cambodians have suffered casualties, but claim to have killed about one hundred communist troops.
The scene of the heaviest fighting of the Cambodian's campaign has been about 30 miles south of the capital Phnom Penh. The Cambodian troops have taken a number of villages said to be in the control of the Viet Cong. Samorong Penh was the scene of eth bitterest fighting of the campaign.
The village was virtually levelled by gun fire and there were a number of casualties among the inhabitants.
A makeshift hospital was set up in one of the few buildings to remain intact after the bombardment.
The Cambodian troops hope to link up with South Vietnamese forces fighting their way towards Phnom Penh from the Mekong Delta region.