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Vietnam / Offensive #464399

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 04, 1972
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(Studio) Viet Cong set up revolutionary administration in captured city of Quang Tri, lst provincial capital taken. Pressure on Hue continues to build. South Vietnam president Thieu meets with Commander of north, who says deserters will be shot on sight.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(My Chanh River ,South Vietnam) Communist forces have pushed nearly to My Chanh River, 25 mi. NW of Hue. South Vietnam Marines poised to block advance. Bridges set afire to stop North Vietnam tanks. Defense of Hue taking shape; (Hue, South Vietnam) Residents leave in face of Communist advance. [American adviser John GRAHAM - says merchants fear retreating South Vietnam soldiers as much as Communists]
REPORTER: Dennis Troute

(Studio) South Vietnam make 1st counterattack north of Pleiku on Highway 14.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(pleiku, South Vietnam) Central highlands city of Pleiku, 30 mile south of Kontum, affected by fighting there. 20% pleiku residents have left. Airplane tickets scarse, roads cut by Communists Poor Montagnard tribesmen resign selves to staying. Refugees from Komtum live in primitive school site.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie

(Studio) United States begins resupplying South Vietnam with tanks from Japan reconditioning to Danang, South Vietnam. Defense Department sends more planes.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Pentagon) Pictures of Soviet equipment in use by North Vietnam shown. Heightened US military activity expected in North Vietnam, include air strikes against Hanoi and Haiphong.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

Chancellor, John;
Goralski, Robert;
Laurie, Jim;
Troute, Dennis

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