• Short Summary

    The Cambodian Army and their South Vietnamese Allies have regained control of the eastern end of Highway 7 which has been in the hands of the Communists and north Vietnamese intermittently since the fighting began in Cambodia.

  • Description

    1.
    GV The Mekong River at Tongle Bet
    0.05

    2.
    MV Cycle rickshaw drives away from river bank
    0.10

    3.
    GV River bank with boats
    0.13

    4.
    GV Street scene in Tongle Bet
    0.18

    5.
    SV Cambodian flag
    0.21

    6.
    GV Damaged buildings in Tongle Bet (2 shots)
    0.27

    7.
    GV Damaged building with Cambodian flag pan to LV of troops and red lorry in road.
    0.35

    8.
    MV and CU Troops in lorry (2 shots)
    0.43

    9.
    Travel shot along Highway Seven (narrow road)
    0.48

    10.
    MV Troops walk along road
    0.56

    11.
    SV Burnt out house pan to roadway with troops
    1.04

    12.
    MV and SV troops walking along Highway Seven
    1.17

    13.
    GV Pan troops along road, damaged bridge in background.
    1.31

    14.
    GV Pan troops outside damaged buildings (2 shots)
    1.44



    Initials DR.18.20 DR.18.49



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Cambodian Army and their South Vietnamese Allies have regained control of the eastern end of Highway 7 which has been in the hands of the Communists and north Vietnamese intermittently since the fighting began in Cambodia. The repeated outbreaks of fighting have meant that many people have fled from the region.

    Highway 7 runs from Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital, to Kompong Cham, the eastern regional capital on the Mekong. Towns along this road have been taken and re-taken by the North Vietnamese Army and the Red Khmers over the past ten months. The local people have nearly all fled. Communications between Kompong Cham and the capital are unreliable.

    This film was shot by Lucien Coudoux who has been sending his film by any available carry to Phnom Penh or Saigon. He is still in the field.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE4O4VHK79K3VLLK1Q57EVGT1R
    Media URN:
    VLVAE4O4VHK79K3VLLK1Q57EVGT1R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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