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Last of Foreign Nationals Out of Cambodia #37532

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 08, 1975
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(Studio) Last of fors. trapped in French embassy in Phnom Penh after Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia crossed over into Thailand. Group incls. 2 ABC news employees.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Aranyaprathet, Thailand) [ABC reporter Lee RUDAKEWYCH - says situation terrible in Phnom Penh. Describes scenes of hospital operations being interrupted and patients thrown in streets to die. All civilians in Phnom Penh sent to cntry - side.; those who made it back into town described death, disease, executions along way.] [Newsman Dennis CAMERON - says every city dead; no people and very few soldiers present in cities.] Bloodbath theory widely believed by foreign evacuees, but there's no way of knowing.
REPORTER: Jerry King

(Studio) Still photographs of Communist takeover of Phnom Penh follow.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Photographs show Cambodian soldiers tying flags of surrender to their machines in final hrs. of battle for Phnom Penh. Triumphant Khmer Rouge marching into city turn out to be little more than teenagers; Khmer Rouge well disciplined; force civilians out into cntryside.
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson (narrates)

Jackson, Gregory;
King, Jerry;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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