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Cambodia / Executions / Film of Phnom Penh's Fall #483035

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 05, 1975
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(Studio) White House says Khmer Rouge rebels in Cambodia execute 80 or 90 officers of defeated Cambodian army, &their wives. "Newsweek" magazine says American official reports thousands already executed in Cambodia, but there's no direct confirmation. West German journalist manages to bring out film of Phnom Penh's fall.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Frankfurt, West Germany) [Reporter Christoph FROEHDER - says he hid film all over his body and luckily wasn't caught.] Following film shot after Americans left Phnom Penh.
REPORTER: John Dancy

(Phnom Penh, Cambodia) Film shows hospital in capital,rice distribution, rocketed hsing. development, and last stand for Phnom Penh by Cambodian army. Cambodian retreat orderly. Saw no mass executions.
REPORTER: Christoph Froehder (narrates)

(Frankfurt, West Germany) Froehder actually filmed takeover of Phnom Penh. [FROEHDER - says film now under embargo; reasons given.]
REPORTER: John Dancy

(Studio) Delivery of foreign ntls. to Thai border from Phnom Penh still up in air. When last foreign safely out of Cambodia, NBC to carry full film story of Communist takeover.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Dancy, John;
Froehder, Christoph
Duration:
00:05:00

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