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.
LV Communist occupied hills, PAN TO SV & GV Laos troops (3 shots)
SV Guards with M16 rifle, PAN TO bunker position
SV & GV Troops relaxing (3 shots)
SV & CU Soldier cleaning M16 rifle
SV Soldiers moving out on night patrol (2 shots)
SV Two soldiers off duty towards village
GV Troops down village road
GV & CU Soldiers drinking & singing (4 shots)
SV 105 mm howitzer TILT TO LV soldiers playing volleyball
GV Soldiers playing volleyball
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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.