• Short Summary

    The battle in Laos has hotted up with violent fighting between North Vietnamese and Lao troops near the village of Pak Suong, only 15 miles north of the Royal capital of Luang Prabang.

  • Description

    1.
    LV Communist occupied hills, PAN TO SV & GV Laos troops (3 shots)
    0.13

    2.
    SV Guards with M16 rifle, PAN TO bunker position
    0.17

    3.
    SV & GV Troops relaxing (3 shots)
    0.32

    4.
    SV & CU Soldier cleaning M16 rifle
    0.38

    5.
    SV Soldiers moving out on night patrol (2 shots)
    0.46

    6.
    SV Two soldiers off duty towards village
    0.50

    7.
    GV Troops down village road
    0.56

    8.
    GV & CU Soldiers drinking & singing (4 shots)
    1.9

    9.
    SV 105 mm howitzer TILT TO LV soldiers playing volleyball
    1.15

    10.
    GV Soldiers playing volleyball
    1.18



    Initials BB/0015 SGM/0025



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The battle in Laos has hotted up with violent fighting between North Vietnamese and Lao troops near the village of Pak Suong, only 15 miles north of the Royal capital of Luang Prabang. But no outsider visiting the Lao frontline troops would believe by the general air of relaxation that Communist troops were entrenched only 200 yards away. VISNEWS CAMERAMAN Neil Davis did visit the troops, and sent back this revealing coverage of the way these troops--said to be the best Lao troops--prepare themselves for battle.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAQ0D481SHLCUMPYPHMSY35DLF
    Media URN:
    VLVAQ0D481SHLCUMPYPHMSY35DLF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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