NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 17, 1975
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(Studio) Field reports from South Vietnam indicate planes from South Vietnam Air Force made raids in Cambodia, trying to knock out North Vietnam artillery positions. Air strip at Neak Luong falls to Communists Rocket attacks on Phnom Penh less intense, but there's reason to believe more foreign missions closing up in Phnom Penh. American embassy burns secret papers; tells relief agencies to pare down to essential workers. Last French diplomatic representative leaves Cambodia.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Phnom Penh, Cambodia) As colonial rulers of Cambodia, French dvtd. special attachment for Cambodia. French embassy closed; French government providing passage to Bangkok or Paris to anyone wanting to go. French departure comes as blow to Cambodian morale.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie
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