25 December 2013

Cambodia: This Day in History

25th December, 1978

On this day in 1978 the Vietnamese began their invasion of Cambodia.

Earlier the Vietnamese had brought together Cambodian escapees from the Khmer Rouge, deserters from the Khmer Rouge army, and captured Khmer soldiers. This rag-bag of an army along with Vietnamese soldiers marched upon Phnom Penh under the guise of the Kampuchean United Front for National Salvation.

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