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Vietnam / Offensive #20906

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 08, 1972
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(Studio) Enemy troops in South Vietnam continue pressure on An Loc and Kontum. North of Hue, Communists move men and equipment into better position for attack on city. Enemy suffers heavy losses from United States air strikes, but are eager to attack Hue.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Hue. South Vietnam) Air strikes keep North Vietnam from advancing too fast on Hue. But air power can only do so much. Bridges have been blown to stop enemy tanks, but 5 North Vietnam divisions won't be stopped completely. Shops in Hue are closed. Volunteer defense force organized. Citizens try to board military landing crafts. Some civilians still work the fields.
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

(Studio) Current North Vietnam offensive has created 700,000 South Vietnam refugees. Agency for International Dvt. tells Congress current stocks of rice and other foods in South Vietnam are adequate to meet almost any eventuality.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Shoemaker, Dick

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