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South Vietnam Situation / Refugees / Thieu / Evacuations #482128

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 01, 1975
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(Studio) Saigon government gives up 2 more provinces, Binh Dinh and Khanh Hoa. North Vietnam now occupy 15 of cntry.'s 44 provinces. South Vietnam abandon Qui Nhon and then Nha Trang.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Nha Trang, South Vietnam) Some semblance of order seemed to exist in city before city fell, but as word reached Nha Trang that Communists had broken through South Vietnam lines, panic began. At American consulate, evacuations speed up; virtual repeat of Danang underway. Film of American consulate evacuation shown; panic and terror widespread.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Saigon, South Vietnam) As refugees reach capital, many express doubts that Nha Trang to last till morning.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Studio) Some United States Navy ships off coast of Vietnam to evacuate refugees where possible; Pentagon announces 700 Marines on way to protect those ships. Threat to Saigon itself increases Pol. opposition to President Thieu grows greater. Spokesperson for group of radical Buddhists calls for resignation of Thieu.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Oliver, Don

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