Prince Souvanna Phouma, Premier of Laos, visits outpost in Thakhet, Laos. He walks from his car, accompanied by a group of Laotian military officers, and salutes contingent of soldiers lined up to greet him. The Prince, dressed in a business suit, with tie, carries a derby hat and cane, and smokes a pipe. He and his entourage enter a rustic building, where he is briefed by an officer using a large wall map. Laotian soldiers sit on armored vehicles, under shade trees. Group of tribesmen sit on ground, in shade. American military advisor examines captured weapons. Souvanna Phouma, wearing derby hat, converses outdoors, with Laotian soldier, wearing beret. He and entourage observe artillery firing demonstration. Laotian troops stand around a mortar.
Royal Laotian troops display and examine arms and equipment captured from Viet Minh guerillas in Thakhet,Laos
Outpost of Royal Laotian Army, in Thakhet, Laos. Laotian soldier, holding rifle, guards a Viet Minh prisoner. Prisoner sits under a tree. Laotian soldiers bring him something to eat. Laotian soldiers stand around looking at the prisoner.
Royal Laotian soldiers fire artillery in Thakhet,Laos. Soldiers load and fire field artillery piece at cave in mountainside, harboring Viet Minh guerillas. Smoke column rises from exploding shells. Following the shelling, Laotian soldiers approach the cave through rocky area. Group of captured Viet Minh prisoners seated on ground, some with bandaged injuries. Soldier gives water to a prisoner. He drinks water. Soldiers search a prisoners bag. They display North Vietnamese currency, carried by a prisoner. Soldier helps a wounded prisoner to walk. Soldiers give medical aid to wounded. Officer briefs gun crew near field artillery piece.
Royal Laotian military operations in Thakhet, Laos. Soldiers enter Viet Minh position, after shelling it. Other soldiers sit under a tree. Back at their outpost, Laotian soldiers search and process Viet Minh prisoners. Soldier helps a wounded prisoner to walk. Trees in the background. Prisoner drinks water. Prisoners are moved by soldiers.
Royal Laotian soldiers in Thakhet, Laos. Soldiers keep a guard on Viet Minh prisoners seated on field. They give medical aid to wounded. Trees in the background. Some prisoners rest on field. Soldier gives water to a prisoner. He drinks water. Soldiers search a prisoners bag. They display a North Vietnamese currency note, taken from a prisoner. Soldiers help the prisoners to board truck. Truck drives away.