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Cambodian War / Sihanouk #469921

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 24, 1973
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(Studio) United States discloses Americans training Cambodians in airplane-related skills in Thailand. In Cambodia, United States carries out numerous bombing raids on Communists For last 3 years Prince Norodom Sihanouk has been living in exile in Peking, China. Supporters of Sihanouk control large areas of Cambodia, however, and recently Sihanouk visited country.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Ankor Wat, Cambodia) Sihanouk, overthrown by Lon Nol in 1970, revisits Cambodia and talks with Khmer Rouge leaders Sihanouk has wide support among peasants. Was able to move freely in Ankor Wat without interference from nearby government troops.
REPORTER: Russell Spurr (British newsman)

(Studio) Sihanouk says United States bombing will not defeat Khmer Rouge.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Peking, China) [SIHANOUK - says US, through Chou En-lai and North Vietnam Prime Min. Pham Van Dong, informed him that United States did not want talks with Sihanouk with regard to truce.] Lon Nol doesn't represent Cambodian people and Khmer Route will not have truce in which Lon Nol remains in power.
REPORTER: Russell Spurr

(S)Reporter reads poem-written by Sihanouk, on his Cambodian visit, about Ho Chi Minh Trail.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Spurr, Russell

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