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Vietnam / Offensive #20544

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 11, 1972
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(Studio) Enemy troops and tanks launch another attack on An Loc, South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Highway 13, South Vietnam) In 5 weeks of heavy fighting to open Highway 13 from Saigon to An Loc for reinforcements, one stretch has become known as "slaughter alley". North Vietnam continue ambushes on road, even though United States planes bomb their positions. Price to North Vietnam and Viet Cong is costly. 3 Viet Cong sappers blown up in trying to get through barbed wire, setting off claymore mine at Bien Hoa.
REPORTER: Jim Bennett

(South Vietnam) Defense Department film shows North Vietnam trucks being shot at night by American planes in central highlands of South Vietnam last no.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel (narrates)

(Studio) Big Communist attack on Hue expected May 19, Ho Chi Minh's birthday, and day before President trip to Russia. Recent enemy activity ldt. to probing South Vietnam defense positions.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Highway 1, South Vietnam) War at Hue is waiting game. Enemy infiltration of surrounding posts has already started. Appx. 100 enemy sappers killed trying to blow up base at night. North Vietnam plant mines in rds.
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

Bennett, Jim;
Koppel, Ted;
Reasoner, Harry;
Shoemaker, Dick;
Smith, Howard K.

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