On april 30, 1975, the fall of saigon occurred in south vietnam, marking the end of the vietnam war learn about the lead-up to the event, its. Former air america pilot tony coalson and retired marine col gerry berry reflect on the last days of the vietnam war, and the role they played in operation frequent wind, the largest helicopter evacuation in history. Nowadays, the april 30, 1975 event is called by many different names the vietnamese government celebrates it as liberation day or reunification day although fall of saigon is commonly used in western accounts. A vietnamese refugee remembers the fall of saigon. Photo: a north vietnamese tank crashes through the gates of the presidential palace in saigon, vietnam on april 30, 1975 the taking of the palace marked the fall of the us-backed south during the vietnam war and the end to two decades of fighting.
Evacuees are helped aboard an air america helicopter perched on top of a building in saigon photograph: hugh van es/reuters the day after the north vietnamese took saigon, the city was woken by triumphal song during the night the engineers of the victorious army had rigged up loudspeakers, and . The fall of saigon has 51 ratings and 8 reviews the story of the final months of the vietnam war told through the experiences of some thirty people caug. A south vietnamese tank goes up in flames as communist troops invade saigon on april 29, 1975 forces quickly captured key areas around the city, forcing president duong van minh to surrender the next day.
In the first person—saigon, 1975 studies in intelligence vol 59, no 4 (extracts, december 2015) 11 beginning of the end for me, the story of the fall of. The fall of saigon in april 1975 would be the final chapter of the united states' involvement in vietnam and it was also a dangerous story to cover for the news teams of cbc and ctv. 1975: the fall of saigon why the vietnam war still matters 35 years after it ended by patricia smith when the last helicopter lifted off the roof of the american. Not to be confused with saigon - 1968 fall of saigon platform game battlefield vietnam game modes conquest setting part of vietnam war teams south vietnam vs north vietnam date april 30th, 1975 location eastern outskirts of saigon, south vietnam combat vehicular warfare media console codenames. Fall of saigon meetings, one of the operation babylift planes that transported approximately 325 south vietnamese orphans from saigon to the united states.
Senior white house correspondent bill plante reflects on the collapse of south vietnam in 1975. How the north vietnamese remember the conflict 40 years after the fall of saigon. Claudia krich, kneeling at left, is one of three american women and 12 americans altogether who stayed in vietnam after the fall of saigon on april 30, 1975.
By: josh densmore vietnam the fall of saigon we use your linkedin profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. Check out pictures from the vietnam war: the fall of saigon gallery browse more vietnam war pictures and more on historycom. Saigon, capital city of south vietnam, fell to north vietnamese forces on april 30 th 1975the fall of saigon (now ho chin minh city) effectively marked the end of the vietnam war. Photos: the fall of saigon the vietnam war ended 40 years ago thursday when the south vietnamese capital fell to its northern communist neighbors.
Saigon's fall and the taking of the presidential palace, on april 30, 1975. The fall of saigon was a series of events that took place across the last few days of april of 1975 as saigon (the capital city of south vietnam) was captured by north vietnamese communist forces.
Newly declassified documents and fresh insight from frank snepp, the cia's chief analyst in vietnam during 1975, present a revealing new picture of the chaotic final days of us involvement in vietnam, before enemy forces captured saigon on april 30. The fall of saigon , or the liberation of saigon , depending on context, was the capture of saigon , the capital of south vietnam , by the people's army of vietnam and the national liberation front of south vietnam (also known as the việt cộng ) on april 30, 1975. The fall of saigon many of the southern vietnamese citizens were stricken with fear, because they predicted that their beloved saigon would be attacked directly.