anoi, North Vietnam --- HANOI: Children run and play in front of a huge anti-American mural in a downtown Hanoi street March 29, the day when the last U..S. POWs were released. Banner across bottom of mural reads, "make the American aggressors pay in blood."
1973, Hanoi, North Vietnam --- Exterior view of the prisoner of war camp () in Vietnam in 1973
16 May 1973, Saigon, South Vietnam --- Saigon: Children Of Vietnam. It is a time when a mother's arms should imprison a child like this. Instead the child seems a kind of prisoner of war while resting in an orphanage in the Saigon area recently. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
2-4-1970 - Ty phu My H. Ross Perot noi chuyen voi tu binh Bac Viet tai Nam VN
02 Apr 1970, Da Nang, South Vietnam --- 4/2/1970-Da Nang, Vietnam- Speaking through an interpreter, millionaire H. Ross Perot (l) talks with North Vietnamese prisoners of war at a South Vietnamese POW camp April 2. Perot is on a tour of several such camps to check on the treatment of enemy POW's and to gather mail from the prisoners, which he hopes to deliver to Hanoi. BPA 2 #4386
31 Jan 1973, Tay Ninh, South Vietnam --- 1/31/1973-Tay Ninh, South Vietnam- The contrast between war and peace is evident as members of a South Vietnamese mechanized unit watch people pass by on Highway 1 near Tay Ninh recently (Jauary 20). Even with the cease-fire in effect for more than 48 hours January 29th, widespread fighting continued. The South Vietnamese government reported 480 Communist truce violations.
9 Mar 1973, Quang Tri, Vietnam --- Tha Chi Han river, near Quang Tri, Vietnam, North Vietnamese prisoners of war race to freedom across the Tha Ch Han River after being set free by the South Vietnamese in a one sided 500 man release 3/8. The release broke a long deadlock over POW's and when POW's would be released in the future and which jeopardized the further release of U.S. POWs from Hanoi.
3 tháng trước khi miền nam mất nước :( 08 Feb 1975, Hue, South Vietnam --- President Nguyen Van Thieu visited Government posts around the old Imperial city of Hue and Danag 2/6 and later personally inspected a foxhole at the 1st corps marine headquarters here.
4 Apr 1975, Saigon, South Vietnam --- Resigns. Saigon, South Vietnam: South Vietnam's President Nguyen Van Thieu is on the job in Saigon, April 14. After ten years in office, Thieu resigned April 21, denouncing the US as untrustworthy. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
19 Mar 1975, Dau Tieng, South Vietnam --- Villagers flee down highway as Communists advance in Dau Tieng, 35 miles north of Saigon. Blown-up bridges blocked 3/19 the escape route for a convoy of an estimated 250,000 persons from Pleiku and other towns in the central highlands, abandoned at the order 3/18 of South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu.
21 Mar 1975, Hieu Xuong District, South Vietnam --- 3/21/1975-Hieu Xuong District, South Vietnam: A mother cries over the body of her son at Hieu Xuong, 9 miles west of Tuy Hoa. He was killed 3/20 in Communist shelling of the convoy which was passing the Phu Bon area. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
22 Apr 1976, Saigon, South Vietnam --- South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu speaks to his people last 4/21 on TV saying that he resigns. Thieu served as chief executive of South Vietnam 54-days short of 10-years, longer than any other Saigon Leader. The 52-year old President decided to step aside after lead of virtually every military, political and religious block told him they lacked confidence in his leadership. --- Image by Â© Bettmann/CORBIS
26 Mar 1975, Hue, South Vietnam --- Soldiers and civilians are jammed together on a Navy boat that evacuated them from the old imperial capital of Hue. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
26 Mar 1975, Tuy Hoa, South Vietnam --- Getting a lift...Arriving here from Pleiku, this truck is piled to the top and then some as refugees continue to flee advancing Communist forces in South Vietnam. Communist troops occupied Da Nang in triumph March 31st and warned that all ships and planes must have their permission before evacuating refugees from the city, their greatest trophy in 20 years of Indochina war. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
nhìn mấy cảnh này không ai không phải bùi ngụi xúc động
29 Mar 1975, Van Ninh, South Vietnam --- March 29, 1975 - Van Ninh, South Vietnam: Carrying only a few things on his back, a weeping head of a family leads the way while walking along Highway 1, twenty seven miles north of Nha Trang as they approach this town walking from Qui Nhon. They are part of the Convoy of Tears from the abandoned Central Highlands. An estimated 1.5 million persons are feared trapped in Da Nang, which went under Communist control.
30 Mar 1975, Cam Ranh Bay, South Vietnam --- The ship unloads refugees from Da Nang at the dock here 3/29. The American ship evacuated some 5,000 persons including some American Consulate personnel. Military sources said 3/30 that North Vietnamese tanks were cruising the streets of Da Nang and that their flag was flying atop the American Consulate.
29 Apr 1975, Saigon, South Vietnam --- SAIGON, S. VIETNAM: Vietnamese civilians climbing on board a U.S. bus carrying evacuees into the U.S. Embassy, while hundreds milled around the gate, trying to get in to join the American evacuation from Saigon 4/29. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
975, Saigon, South Vietnam --- Soldiers stopping people in the crowded street from climbing over the walls of the United States Embassy in Saigon, South Vietnam.
1 ngày trước khi mất nước - tấm hình này đi vào lịch sữ
9 Apr 1975, Saigon, South Vietnam --- A CIA employee (probably O.B. Harnage) helps Vietnamese evacuees onto an Air America helicopter from the top of 22 Gia Long Street, a half mile from the U.S. Embassy.
27 Mar 1973, Da Nang, South Vietnam --- March 27, 1973 - Da Nang, South Vietnam: This aerial view taken from one of the refugee planes as it flew toward Nha Trang airbase shows the crowds of people and boats milling around the dock here. U.S. planes and pilots are flying 727s loaded with refugees to safer ground in Nha Trang.
24 Mar 1975, Danang, South Vietnam --- A South Vietnamese Navy landing craft fully loaded with refugees from hue, 370 miles northeast of Saigon, ferry additional numbers of people to Danang 3/23. The 300,000 refugees already in Danang city will be disseminated in the vast land in the mekong delta with the help of foreign Navy ships.
04 Apr 1975, Saigon, South Vietnam --- Refugees from Da Nang, Hue and other fallen South Vietnam cities, crowded with their belongings aboard buses, reach out for food and water as they head toward Saigon from Cam Ranh City.
20th century --- Nguyen Van Thieu speaks behind a bank of microphones. Thieu was the president of the Republic of Vietnam from 1967 until 1975, when North Vietnam took control.
April 1975, Saigon, South Vietnam --- Refugees pour over fences at the port in an attempt to flee Saigon, South Vietnam.
28 Apr 1975, Saigon, South Vietnam --- Saigon, South Vietnam: Black smoke billowing from the U.S. Agency for International Development compound at the northern edge of Saigon after it was hit by Communist rocket during fighting. Most roads in and out of Saigon were sealed by the fighting. -
Saigon, South Vietnam --- Women and children run from the road as the (USAID) compound burns in the background on the northern edge of the capital. Communist gunners tightened the noose on Saigon 4/28 on three sides and within 5-miles of Saigon blocking Highway 1, in and out of here. VietCong commandos were holed up near this compound, government troops were unable to oust the dug-in guerrillas.. Most of the compound was burned in the fighting.
1975, Saigon, South Vietnam --- A soldier aiming his gun at South Vietnamese people climbing the gates of the United States Embassy in Saigon, South Vietnam. --- Image by © Nik Wheeler/CORBIS
23 Mar 1975, Phu Binh, South Vietnam --- March 23, 1975 - Phu Binh, South Vietnam: The tail end of the convoy of tears remains trapped on the provincial route 7 near Phu Tuc District, 23 miles west of Tuy Hoa, March 23, as the Communist gunners fired into the convoy, splitting the trapped into segments. South Vietnam has lost about one-third of its territory to the communists in the three-week offensive
26 Mar 1975, Tuy Hoa, South Vietnam --- Getting a lift...Arriving here from Pleiku, this truck is piled to the top and then some as refugees continue to flee advancing Communist forces in South Vietnam. Communist troops occupied Da Nang in triumph March 31st and warned that all ships and planes must have their permission before evacuating refugees from the city, their greatest trophy in 20 years of Indochina war.. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
28-4-75 Ong Duong Van Minh, lam Tong thong trong 2 ngay cuoi cung cua VNCH
28-4-75 The new President of SVN, General Duong Van Minh addresses some 180 invited guests at the palace after accepting the presidency from Tran Van Houn who took over from Thieu one week ago
05 May 1975, Guam --- Guam: Former South Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky holds a press conference in a Guam refugee camp.
6-5-1975 - Cựu Phó TT Nguyễn Cao Kỳ vừa xuống tới đất Mỹ với một nhóm người tỵ nạn khác trên 1 chuyến bay từ đảo Guam
06 May 1975, El Toro Mas, California, USA --- El Toro Mas, California: Former South Vietnam Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky talks with newsmen after his arrival on the U..S. mainland with a group of other refugees aboard a military transport plane from Guam and Honolulu. Asked if he wanted to become a U.S.. citizen Ky replied that it was too soon to decide, "I just want 48 hours of sleep.
30-5-1975 - Ông Kỳ và mẹ vợ tại nhà mới ở ngoại ô Washington, một tháng sau ngày di tản
0 May 1975, Fairfax, Virginia, USA --- Nguyen Cao Ky, former premier of South Vietnam, sits on the floor of his new home in this Washington suburb and watches his sisters, Hoo (left) and Hieu, occupied with their needlework. The house is devoid of furniture except for carpeting and a few chairs. Ky's wife and six children and some other relatives are living with him.
30 Apr 1975, Saigon, South Vietnam --- Saigon, Vietnam: Communist soldier plays guitar on steps of Majestic Hotel on Saigon river while another shows anti-aircraft gun to onlookers
01 May 1975, HongKong --- US Ambassador to South Vietnam shows grim face as he surrounded by press men on the USS Blue Ridge in the South China Sea, 4/30. He abandoned the US embassy in Saigon just before the Saigon government surrendered to the Viet Cong and evacuated to the ship with other embassy staffers government surrendered to the Viet Cong and evacuated to the ship with other embassy staffers.
29 May 1975, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam --- Saigon students demonstrate against "Depraved and Reactionary Culture" as part of the book burning campaign in South Vietnam. Estimated tens of thousands of books and recordings have been destroyed by student's bonfires and private destruction since the campaign began 5/21. Virtually all bookstores have been closed down by the edict against sale of books and recordings made during the time of previous regime. Picture was taken 5/29 in Saigon. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
15 May 1975, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam --- The victorious North Vietnamese forces parade through the streets of Saigon.
10 Jun 1975, Saigon, South Vietnam --- Pretty girl holds flag as she watches recent parade in Saigon in support of Viet Cong. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
20 Jan 1970, Saigon, South Vietnam --- Saigon, South Vietnam: General view of people doing their pre-Tet shopping in the central market of Saigon is shown. The Tet holiday in Vietnam is comparable to a combination of Christmas and New Year's. Hence, the big town scene is like the Christmas rush in Western cities.
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