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South Vietnam / Communist Offensive Widespread #239176

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 24, 1975
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(Studio) Communist forces cut South Vietnam in 2. North Vietnam capture 2 more provinces, giving them control of almost all of north 1/4 of country Danang now cut off by Communists; accessible only by air or sea. So far 11 of South Vietnam's 44 provinces lost to Communists Fighting still going on in Hue although province containing Hue, Thua Thien, abandoned by government
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Danang, South Vietnam) Govt. troops must now decide whether to fight for Hue or abandon it. Only highway south of Hue cut by North Vietnam; refugees heading for sea. South Vietnam troops setting up defenses within city, but no one knows how long Thieu government to fight for Hue. Already North Vietnam shelling city; attack may be coming soon.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

(Studio) South Vietnam government now preparing for possible attack on Saigon itself.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Saigon, South Vietnam) South Vietnam digging deep trench 12 mile from Saigon in effort to stop or slow down any North Vietnam tank attack on Saigon.
REPORTER: Peter Collins

Collins, Peter;
Cronkite, Walter;
Dunning, Bruce

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