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Landon Chronicles (1950): Kenneth on Visiting with King Sihanouk of Saigon (hour 76, clip 6)

 Digital Record
Identifier: LC76-06

Dates

  • Digitized: 1950

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Summary Note

Kenneth travelled to Saigon, and then to Phnom Penh in Cambodia, where he had a three-day visit with King Sihanouk, who had not yet abdicated his throne in favor of becoming a politician. Sihanouk knew that Kenneth didn't speak French too well, so he arranged for Kenneth to sit at the dinner table away from his intepreter, thus making it impossible for him to get any help. But Kenneth used a technique to overcome the obstacle, and the king was surprised and just kept laughing. The group went to a theatre after dinner and returned an hour later. (Length 8:07)

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