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Cambodia / Americans #198212

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 31, 1968
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(Studio) Cambodia seized United States patrol boat July 17. Prince Norodom Sihanouk said it was case of United States violating his territory. 11 Americans held.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chrui Changwar, Cambodia) Americans held in 1 room of building that hses. naval cadets. No attempt made to brainwash Americans They're called detainees, not POWs. [sergeant Harold SIMMS - says no complaints. Cambodians friendly. Would like to tell family "hi"; Oklahoma and in good health.] 3rd secretary of Australian embassy visits men. United States says accidental intrusion into waters; Sihanouk disagrees. [Prince Norodom SIHANOUK - says wants 14 bulldozers. Wants United States respect of our borders.] Men caught in diplomatic deadlock.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Bernard

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