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Vietnam / Offensive #222823

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 06, 1972
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(Studio) United States jets and destroyers retaliate against North Vietnam offensive into South Vietnam by striking targets in North Vietnam. United Press International reports at least 2 United States jets downed in North Vietnam, and 2 in South Vietnam's Quang Tri Province, 2 other United States aircraft downed. Quang Tri city, Hue, and Dong Ha threatened. Enemy advances in South South Vietnam on Highway 13 North of Saigon. Loc Ninh, Quan Loi, and An Loc under siege. In North South Vietnam, enemy tries to cut Highway 1 between Quang Tri and Hue.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Highway 1, South Vietnam) North Vietnam forces trying to cut Highway 1, forced back by South Vietnam. North Vietnam bodies line highway for South Vietnam propaganda.

(Hue, South Vietnam) Hue, South Vietnam, may be North Vietnam's target. South Vietnam rangers flown from Saigon to reinforce Hue. Refugees arrive in Hue from farther North, others head farther South to Danang. Troops pour into Phu Bai airport nearby.
REPORTER: Don Webster

Cronkite, Walter;
Simon, Bob;
Webster, Don

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