The World: Phnom-Penh: Packing Their Bags

As the deadline on U.S. bombing approached and insurgent forces moved closer to Phnom-Penh, TIME Correspondent Barry Hillenbrand visited the Cambodian capital and sent this report:

Phnom-Penh is still a pleasant city of wide boulevards and blooming bougainvillea that until now has managed to lead a life singularly remote from the violent realities of the area. Restaurants are still fine and unhurried, the women statuesque and elegant, the pace of life easy and gentle.

Now the bombing shakes the walls each day as the fighting comes closer. Even seasoned veterans glance nervously at each...

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