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Chapter Five in Pictures — Military Coup in Cambodia

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"While I was at breakfast the next morning, my wife, Jane, brought me a phone message from a reporter friend who had called our room. It read, 'An unusual number of tanks around the airport. Troop movements and the sound of gunfire nearby. A report of armored personnel carriers on the outskirts of the city.' Jane and I headed for our car."
      —Pol Pot's Poison Legacy, Page 181

Page 182 – Schanberg and his driver/translator Sokha at the entrance to co-Prime Minister Hun Sen’s compound, the 'Tiger’s Lair.'  (Photo: Jane Schanberg) Page 183 – Russian made tanks began to appear around the city. (Photo: Jane Schanberg) Page 184 From our 13th floor room at the Inter-Continental hotel we could see people evacuating the city as fighting broke out.
Page 184 Fires were visible in several directions as mortar and artillery fire targeted royalist strongholds around the city.  (Photo: Jane Schanberg) Page 184 Out towards the airport, huge plumes of smoke rose over the city. (Photo: Jane Schanberg)
Page 184 – The airport was shelled, then looted by Hun Sen’s soldiers and the passenger terminal destroyed. (Photo: Jane Schanberg).
PPage 185 – Villa of the deposed co-Prime Minister, Prince Ranarridh, who fled to Paris days before the coup. (Photo: Jane Schanberg).  Page 185 – One of Hun Sen’s soldier’s walks alongside a cyclo filled with looted electronics. (Photo: Jane Schanberg).
Page 185 – Neighbors (left, across the street) look on as guys on motorbikes take part in the looting. (Photo: Jane Schanberg)
Page 185 Hun Sen’s soldiers leave Prince Ranariddh’s villa with a truck full of looted furniture. (Photo: Jane Schanberg) Page 186 Lines at the airport to board charter planes that were evacuating foreigners from Phnom Penh. (Photo: Jane Schanberg Page 189  Jane and Sydney Schanberg in a 'class photo' with the staff of the feisty Cambodia Daily, which didn’t let the coup stop publication of the paper.

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