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Vietnam / Offensive #464442

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 08, 1972
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(Studio) North Vietnam have problems resupplying units around Hue, South Vietnam. Truck convoys with fuel for tanks are easy targets for United States bombers.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(My Chanh River, South Vietnam) War in Quang Tri Province is in 2nd extended lull. Villagers who have not fled south harvest rice. Mine boles in road attest to enemy presence, but North Vietnam are not pressing attack. Explosives placed on bridges to prevent crossing of North Vietnam tanks.

(Studio) North Vietnam continue pressure on Kontum in central highlands. 2 bases nearby shelled. An Loc hit by rockets.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Saigon imposes curfew, but is otherwise calm. Defenses around city maintained during offensive. Some Fire Bases still manned by Americans At Fire Base Melanie, GI's engaged in dynamic defense, protecting withdrawal of American troops. However, helicopter assaults into jungle also made. South Vietnam river patrols on 24-hr. alert.
REPORTER: Arthur Lord

(Studio) North Vietnam offensive has caused 700,000 refugees in South Vietnam.

Ellis, Rex;
Lord, Arthur;
Utley, Garrick

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