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Vietnam / Offensive #463510

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 12, 1972
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(Studio) United States B-52s bomb North Vietnam airbases, fuel and supply dumps. North Vietnam fires rockets into Danang AFB. Offensive stalled below DMZ, in central highlands, and in Mekong Delta. In Binh Long Province, enemy takes Loc Ninh, but has been unable to take An Loc on Rte. 13.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Binh Long Province, South Vietnam) South Vietnam relief column moves up Highway 13 toward An Loc. Communist troops attack reinforcements. Air strikes called in by South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Arthur Lord

(Studio) North Vietnam attempt to breach South Vietnam defenses 10 mile south of DMZ (demilitarized zone) fails.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Dong Ha, South Vietnam) North Vietnam tank attack stopped by South Vietnam. [American adviser, Lieutenant Colonel ANDERSON - says ARVN tank unit did excellent job of holding ground and taking North Vietnam tanks.] South Vietnam soldiers loot deserted towns. Cloud cover hampers air attacks, except for United States B-52s which fly above clouds.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie

(Studio) At Phu Bai, some American soldiers temporarily refuse to move out on operation. Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Mitchell blames press for his men's refusal.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Laurie, Jim;
Lord, Arthur

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