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Vietnam / Offensive #463904

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 06, 1972
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(Studio) North Vietnam offensive, biggest since Tet 1968, is now over a week old. United States air raids made against North Vietnam targets, heaviest since bombing of North Vietnam ended 3 1/2 years ago. Squadron of F-105 bombers ordered to war zone from base in Kansas. 75 mile N.W. of Saigon, North Vietnam strike heavily. Below DMZ, South Vietnam abandon another defense base. North Vietnam fire Russian surface-to-air antiaircraft missile (SAM) from South Vietnam soil for 1st time in Vietnam war. Newsmen wounded near Dong Ha. North Vietnam cut Highway 1 between Quang Tri and Hue yesterday, but were driven off.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam) Highway 1 defended by local militiamen. Helicopter gunships and artillery support South Vietnam defense. North Vietnam retreat under heavy fire. Enemy dead displayed.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Laurie, Jim
Duration:
00:03:30

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