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Saigon Fall / Film #37261

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 20, 1975
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(Studio) ABC has new series of pictures showing Saigon during and just after Communist takeover in Saigon.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Saigon film shows victory rally following takeover. On actual day of fall, pictures of rampant looting taken but Viet Cong put stop to it by shooting few captured looters. For some members of defeated government, suicide only answer; picture shows police official with self-inflicted bullet wound in head. Throughout South Vietnam, supporters of new regime rptdly. removing all symbols of former government
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson (narrates)

Jackson, Gregory;
Reasoner, Harry

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