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Vietnam / Offensive #20866

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 04, 1972
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(Studio) VC, who have been quiet during North Vietnam offensive, surface to announce revolutionary government established in Quang Tri, 1st provincial capital to fall to Communists In Hue, South Vietnam President Thieu meets with new commander of north, Major General Ngo Quang Truong, who has restored a measure of order to Hue.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Hue, South Vietnam) Hue merchants close shops in anticipation of North Vietnam attack. City filled with refugees and soldiers. Desertion plagues army.
REPORTER: Bill Brannigan

(Studio) ARVN needs victory to convince South Vietnam it cam provide security. South Vietnam paratroopers launch 1st counteroffensive between Kontum and Pleiku in central highlands. Army dependents evacuated.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Pleiku, South Vietnam) Black market suffers, selling cheaply to South Vietnam soldiers so as not to be caught with many goods should merchants have to flee. Air Vietnam ticket office swamped by people trying to fly south
REPORTER: Jim Bennett

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

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