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Vietnam / Offensive #20675

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 02, 1972
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(Studio) Communist forces push toward Hue, after capturing Quang Tri city, overtaking Fire Base Nancy. North Vietnam troops from Fire Base Bastogne advance on Hue from S.W. North Vietnam now control north 30 mile of South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Hue, South Vietnam) Highway 1, north of Hue, is virtual no-man's land. Marine defenders at surrounding village, shelled. Affluent flee Hue via plane; others jam roads south
REPORTER: Bill Brannigan

(Studio) In Binh Dinh Province, heavy fighting reported at Fire Base. In central highlands, government forces abandon Fire Base Lima near Kontum.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Kontum, South Vietnam) South Vietnam wounded stack up as result of seige at Kontum. American copters bring them out. United States copters also evacuate 500 South Vietnam civilian employees of United States Military Assistance Plan who would be assassinated if North Vietnam overrun Kontum. A man found dressed in womens clothing, trying to escape to Pleiku. South Vietnam copters take no part in evacuation.
REPORTER: Jim Bennett

Reporter(s):
Bennett, Jim;
Brannigan, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:04:30

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