Deadly Communications: How Pol Pot Kept In Touch With His Khmer Rouge Killers.

Deadly Communications: How Pol Pot Kept In Touch With His Khmer Rouge Killers.

Above Photo: Pol Pot’s communications unit. It used to be attached to a truck which has now disappeared.

On my most recent trip into the jungles of Laos and Cambodia, looking at Khmer Rouge sites relevant to my novel BACK, I visited the house of Khmer Rouge Brother Number 4 in Anlong Veng, Cambodia, (see link below). There, I also came across this battered mobile radio communications unit.

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Another view.

My guide told me this vehicle had been Pol Pot’s means of communication with his soldiers in the field, as they waged their internationally-supported war of terror across Cambodia after they had been deposed by the Vietnamese in 1979.

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Another view of the Communications unit.

At that time the Khmer Rouge had relocated to Anlong Veng and the jungle and mountains of  Oddar Meanchey Province along the border with Thailand. This was convenient for when senior Khmer Rouge commanders needed trips into Thailand for pleasure (some had homes in Thailand and regularly visited), or as a safe haven if Cambodian government troops got too close, or for meetings, safely looked after by the Thai Army and security services.

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Inside the vehicle.

Chinese made, the communications truck had been comprehensively stripped of its fittings, and now lies forlornly in the grounds of Ta Mok’s house.

See:  http://peteralanlloyd.com/back-part-2/backpackers-meet-the-vietnam-war-back-screenplay-finally-finished/

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The sign reads “Mobile radio station of Pol Pot”.

For a modern-day take on the Vietnam War, POWs/MIAs and Adventure Backpackers trekking into the war-ravaged jungles of Asia, see: http://peteralanlloyd.com/back-part-2/backpackers-meet-the-vietnam-war-back-screenplay-finally-finished/

For POWs left behind in Laos, see also:

See also: http://peteralanlloyd.com/back-part-2/the-house-that-blood-built-visiting-a-khmer-rouge-mass-murderers-house-in-cambodia/

Location of Anlong Veng in red circle and Siem Reap in blue circle.

Location of Anlong Veng, Oddar Meanchey Province, in red circle, and nearby Siem Reap in blue circle.

© Peter Alan Lloyd

BACK Parts 1 and 2:

Reviews: Amazon.co.uk: Customer Reviews 

UK: Amazon.co.uk: BACK Parts 1 and 2 

US: Amazon: Back Parts 1 and 2

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Front cover of BACK Part 1.

Front cover of BACK Part 1.

Front cover of BACK Part 2.

Front cover of BACK Part 2.

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