British Nurse and Pol Pot Survivor Reunited by Save the Children

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British Nurse and Pol Pot Survivor Reunited by Save the Children

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun May 26, 2019 2:16 pm

Brit nurse reunited with woman she saved aged 14 from Pol Pot's Killing Fields

EXCLUSIVE: Vichuta Ly and Anne Watts forged an unbreakable bond that saved the lives of thousands of children driven from their homes during Pol Pot's reign of terror

ByGeraldine McKelvie
25 MAY 2019
They met 40 years ago on a desolate frontier between a terrifying nightmare and a dangerous kind of freedom.

A starving and broken 14-year-old girl fleeing the killing fields of Cambodia’s evil Khmer Rouge regime which had seen her beloved dad slaughtered, her and her sisters tortured.

And a 38-year-old British nurse in a Thailand refugee camp whose gentleness and kindness she would never forget.

Together Vichuta Ly and Anne Watts forged an unbreakable bond that not only saved Vichuta’s life, but also the lives of thousands of others driven from their homeland during dictator Pol Pot’s four-year reign of terror.

And the talisman of their exploits and friendship became a much-thumbed blue dictionary.

It was bought by Anne to help the courageous teenager become a spy in the 42,000-strong unmanageable refugee camp in the relative safety of Thailand, uncovering a horrifying secret.

Forty years on, the two were reunited last week as part of Save the Children’s 100th anniversary celebrations. ... d-16199715
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