A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 31, 1975

Suddenly the war in Viet Nam was a big story again. TIME Saigon Bureau Chief Peter Range was hardly back from covering the desperate situation in Cambodia when the South Vietnamese government decided to abandon a large portion of the country in a strategic withdrawal. After a hectic scramble for transportation, Range managed to cadge a seat on a flight to Danang, terminus for streams of refugees from the northern provinces. His eyewitness report accompanies this week's cover story.

Meanwhile, heavy reinforcements of journalists from round the world were deployed to Saigon to help...

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