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Vietnam / Offensive #465316

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 27, 1972
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(Studio) Citadel in Quang Tri city is again under North Vietnam control. South Vietnam paratroopers weren't inside long. South Vietnam flag was raised, but shot down soon after. South Vietnam Marines relieve paratroopers. Near Hue, Communists overrun Fire Base Bastogne. Series of ravaged villages left in wake of fighting along Highway 1 between Hue and Quang Tri.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Phong Dien, South Vietnam) Village destroyed 2 mos. ago by North Vietnam artillery and fire. 6000 inhabitants fled south. Phong Dien is now coming back to life. Soldiers en route to Quang Tri stop at last civilized area before war zone.

Chancellor, John;
Jones, Bob

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