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Vietnam / Offensive #463928

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 07, 1972
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(Studio) 4 areas of South Vietnam now under North Vietnam attack. 80% North Vietnam army now in South Vietnam. Loc Ninh, 75 mile from Saigon, falls to enemy; An Loc endangered. Fighting near DMZ (demilitarized zone) slows. Newsmen, taping following report, injured.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Dong Ha, South Vietnam) Dong Ha River, front lime in Quang Tri Province, defended by South Vietnam. Some North Vietnam cross River South Vietnam reinforcements, and South Vietnam and United States air strikes called in. Antiaircraft fire, include SAMs, set up South of DMZ. Flying shrapnel injures South Vietnam, American advisers, and newsmen, include cameraman shooting this film.

(Hue, South Vietnam) Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam, being emptied of all but warring armies of North and South Nearly 40,000 refugees have left homes and been relocated in Hue. Many North Vietnam leaders (named) studied at school where South Vietnam refugees now reside.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie

(Studio) Most serious fighting reported along Highway 13 from Cambodia to Saigon, 75 mile north of capital.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Guards at check-points outside Saigon are unusually polite and thorough now. Communists attempt to cut Highway 13 leading to city. Refugees bring word of Communist advance. United States air power needed, but North Vietnam has antiaircraft power. North Vietnam open another front in Mekong Delta.
REPORTER: Phil Brady

Brady, Phil;
Chancellor, John;
Ellis, Rex;
Laurie, Jim

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