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South Vietnam / Danang Battle / Refugees #36402

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 26, 1975
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(Studio) President Thieu orders troops to make stand at Danang and fight advancing North Vietnam. About million civilians in Danang trying to reach safety further s.; United States airlift hasn't yet begun but Vietnam jet takes several hundred refugees to Cam Ranh Bay.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Danang, South Vietnam) Communists obviously plan to attack airbase to close it down and prevent refugees from leaving. North Vietnam believed to be surrounding city.
REPORTER: Jim Bennett

(Studio) Viet Cong raise flag over Hue; last government soldiers to leave Hue arrive in Danang.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Danang, South Vietnam) Anxious crowd of family and friends wait on shore as government soldiers arrive from Hue.
REPORTER: Frank Mariano

(Near Tuy Hoa, South Vietnam) Thousands of refugees from abandoned central highlands arrive here; march from highlands very dangerous because North Vietnam shelled refugees.
REPORTER: Frank Mariano

(Studio) Communist forces rptdly. trap portion of South Vietnam refugees trying to leave central highlands by blowing up bridge; refugees under heavy artillery fire.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Bennett, Jim;
Mariano, Frank;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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