November 19, 1971 : Cambodians appeal for help

Introduction

Cambodians appeal to Saigon for help as communist forces move closer to Phnom Penh. Saigon officials revealed that in the previous week, an eight-person Cambodian delegation flew to the South Vietnamese capital to officially request South Vietnamese artillery and engineer support for beleaguered Cambodian government troops. Cambodian Premier Lon Nol and his troops were involved in a life or death struggle with the communist Khmer Rouge force and their North Vietnamese allies for control of the country.

Article Details:

November 19, 1971 : Cambodians appeal for help

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    November 19, 1971 : Cambodians appeal for help

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cambodians-appeal-for-help

  • Access Date

    October 18, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks