Short documentary on the country of Laos. MS of French troops in Laos during WWII and the colonial period of Laos, MS of Japanese soliders in Laos during their brief 1945 occupation of Laos.  Shots of a Laotian independence celebration in 1945. MS of Prince Souphanouvong, leader of the communist party in Laos, the Pathet Lao.  Pan of a group of the Pathet Laos guerrilla forces, shots of the rebels in the forest, camouflaged, shooting off cannons.