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South Vietnam / Danang Refugees #239235

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 27, 1975
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(Studio) Communist forces in South Vietnam overrun Binh Dinh province, giving Communists control of central plains and vital coastal belt with exception of Danang. There, hundreds of thousands of refugees in rush to flee advancing North Vietnam.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Danang, South Vietnam) Many believe government won't fight for Danang. President Thieu urges soldiers and citizens to remain in Danang and fight. United States consulate informs all Americans not working for government to leave Danang as quickly as possible. United States consulate overbooks plane out of Danang; pandemonium breaks out. As every plane arrives at airport, masses of people crowd around it, pleading for passage out of Danang.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

Cronkite, Walter;
Dunning, Bruce

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