NBC Evening News for Monday, May 01, 1972
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(Studio) South Vietnam officers and 80 American advisers, air lifted out of Quang Tri city. Thousands of South Vietnam troops have been left to fight their way out. North Vietnam units already in city. South Vietnam mount defenses south of city on Highway 1 leading to Hue.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam) Collapse of Quang Tri puts South Vietnam north front in sandy trenches 8 mile south of provincial capital. Quang Tri abandoned because supply convoy could not get through North Vietnam cordon. North Vietnam have Pushed 27 mile south of DMZ. Hue lies 24 mile further south
REPORTER: Don North
(Hue, South Vietnam) North Vietnam gradually closing in on imperial capital of Hue. Stream of refugees south toward Hue thicker than ever. South Vietnam irregular soldiers also flee. [US adviser, Brigadier General Thomas BOWEN - thinks Hue is North Vietnam offensive's objective.] In Hue, children fill sandbags.
REPORTER: Jack Paxton
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