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South Vietnam Situation / Refugees #239217

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 26, 1975
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(Studio) Yesterday's reports about huge United States airlifts taking South Vietnam refugees out of Danang turn out to be grossly inflated. Agency for International Dvt. supervises airlift; only 1800 not 10,000 refugees to be evacuated daily. Airlift of sorts started by Air Vietnam today; 327 refugees taken to Saigon.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Danang, South Vietnam) Personal tragedy of teenage South Vietnam boy recounted. At Danang harbor, women hope to locate husband soldiers they left in Hue. Only escape from Hue is by sea; Hue now open city just waiting for North Vietnam to take over. President Thieu concedes city to North Vietnam. On beaches, last government troops wait for ships to take them to Danang. As troops abandoned Hue, equipment, artillery etc. left behind for North Vietnam. More boats also arriving in Danang from other abandoned provinces in South Vietnam. Danang's population swells to over million with refugees. Residents of Danang prepared to leave city for Saigon.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

(Studio) South Vietnam President Thieu orders troops to stop North Vietnam advance on Danang at all costs. Pol. opposition to Thieu builds. Former South Vietnam premier Nguyen Cao Ky comes out of political retirement to lead group wanting Thieu to resign.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Dunning, Bruce

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