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Vietnam / Offensive #222868

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 01, 1972
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(Studio) Quang Tri city has almost fallen to Communist forces. 80 American advisers air lifted to safety; 40 volunteers to remain behind with 5 to 10,000 South Vietnam troops. Escape rte., Highway 1, alive with mines and enemy soldiers. South Vietnam cmdrs. abandon men and fly to Hue. Brigadier General Vu Van Giai throws temper tantrum. Hue braces for attack.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Hue, South Vietnam) Hue City Council honors 6 Battalion South Vietnam Marine Div. with party Comrades fight to open Highway 1 between Quang Tri and Hue, to permit exodus of refugees. Soldiers retreat on highway also. American advisers call in air strikes. Tanks advance on North Vietnam bunkers. Party continues in Hue. Scene switches between party and fighting.

(Studio) South of Hue, Highway 1 leading to Danang cut briefly. In Binh Dign Province, Tam Quan falls to enemy. Fire Base English under fire. In central highlands, Kontum surrounded; being evacuated. North Vietnam blows up bridge 35 mi. west of Saigon. B-52's strike in Mekong Delta, near Vi Thanh.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Simon, Bob

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