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Vietnam / Offensive #223299

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 08, 1972
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(Studio) United States bombs Hanoi, North Vietnam. United States claims military targets hit, include 3MIG jets. Radio Hanoi says United States attacked dykes on Red River delta and civilian areas. North Vietnam shells outer defenses of Hue, South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(My Chanh, South Vietnam) My Chanh is most north point still held by South Vietnam. Small force of South Vietnam Marines man post. Lieutenant of outfit is young and forceful, tolerating no backtalk. 24 enemy tanks sighted 1 mile away, moving toward My Chanh and Hue. United States planes bomb tank site. Waiting to attack is hard on soldiers. [South Vietnam Marines tell how they feel about the war; sing Vietnam song.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Studio) Agency for International Dvt. testifies 700,000 South Vietnam refugees have resulted from North Vietnam invasion. Many are now in Danang.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Danang, South Vietnam) Danang is now north-most safe haven for refugees. Students working for Red Cross greet arriving refugees. American trucks haul refugees to schools, churches, former United States military installations. Food available via government Enemy infiltration feared.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) United Press International reports from NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) in Brussels, Belgium, United States Navy units have been placed on alert; some tail Russian freighters headed for North Vietnam with military supplies. May prelude blockade of Haiphong Harbor. Communist rockets hit Ben Het, and Polei Kleng, South Vietnam, near Kontum in central highlands. North of Saigon, Am Loc shelled. Rockets hit Moc Hoa and blow up gasoline storage area.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil;
Threlkeld, Richard
Duration:
00:08:30

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