The World: The Refugees: 'We Were Scared'

Countless thousands of the half million or more people who fled their homes in the abandoned provinces for government-held territory made their way to the coastal city of Danang. TIME'S Saigon Bureau Chief Peter Range flew there last week and filed this report:

A beautiful, clear half moon eerily illuminated the long, solemn march south, down Route 1 between the South China Sea and the stark, lovely silhouettes of the Annamite chain to the west. Trucks piled high with baskets, furniture and clothes were packed with 50 and 60 people in the rear. An army deuce-and-a-half rolled by, claxon blaring, three...

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