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Vietnam / Blockade #223015

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 18, 1972
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(Studio) American jets raid North Vietnam. 6 bridges around Dong Hoi destroyed, as were ammunition and fuel dumps. Radio Hanoi says jets hit populous areas, include some near Hanoi. Claims 5 American jets downed. Hanoi displays 8 captured US pilots.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Hanoi, North Vietnam) [Lieutenant Commander David Wesley HOFFMAN - nays POWs shocked to learn of American raids on North Vietnam. Says bombing, mining won't end war. Says peace comes through freedom and independence. Nixon has expressed concern for safety of Americans in Vietnam, and yet he increases bombing, commences mining of North Vietnam, putting Americans in far greater danger, causing death among civilian population.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite (narrates) (DENPA Newsfilm)

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter
Duration:
00:02:40

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