• Short Summary

    About 900 high school students in Phnom Penh have had their summer vacation interrupted by military training.

  • Description

    1.
    LV Students at military training (2 shots)
    0.18

    2.
    SV Other students watch
    0.21

    3.
    CU Instructor
    0.26

    4.
    LV Students training and CU..(2 shots)
    0.42

    5.
    SV Instructor at microphone
    0.45

    6.
    SV Students training with rifles (2 shots)
    0.54

    7.
    LV & SV Men and women with rifles
    1.00

    8.
    GV Student with smoke bomb and students (2 shots)
    1.26



    Initials LN/JH/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: About 900 high school students in Phnom Penh have had their summer vacation interrupted by military training. The Cambodian government has ordered the students to attend morning and afternoon classes for two weeks.

    Students come dressed in a variety of military-type uniforms that they buy or make themselves.

    Course instructors are Cambodian Special Forces troops who were trained by Americans. They are assisted by teachers at the high school who have been mobilised into service.

    The purpose of the course is to introduce the students to basic military techniques and fundamentals of individual and small unit combat. They are trained to use sophisticated weapons such as the M-16 rifles. ??? which they will probably not be issued when they go into service.

    Not all the students are given rifles because of the Cambodian army's shortage of weapons. It is not known how long it will be before the students are sent into real combat.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEKDHAOTG8KSAZRISPKDJBOICR
    Media URN:
    VLVAEKDHAOTG8KSAZRISPKDJBOICR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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