Thursday, April 30, 2015

Remembering The Fall Of Saigon 40 Years Ago

USA Today: Vietnam celebrates 40 years since end of war

Thousands of people marked the 40th anniversary of end of the Vietnam War on Thursday with a massive military parade in the capital of Ho Chi Minh City.

More than 3 million Vietnamese and nearly 60,000 American troops were killed before Saigon, then the capital of U.S.-backed South Vietnam, was captured by communist troops from the North on April 30, 1975.

North Vietnamese tanks crashed through the front gate of the presidential palace, before the troops hoisted the communist flag.

The following year, North and South Vietnam were reunified.

Remembering The Fall Of Saigon 40 Years Ago

Vietnam Celebrates 40th Anniversary of End of War -- VOA
40 years after Vietnam War, communists celebrate victory; Americans reflect on fall of Saigon -- FOX News/AP
Vietnam, 40 years after the fall of Saigon -- Al Jazeera
Forty years since the Fall of Saigon: Thousands gather in Vietnam to mark anniversary of the day communist forces seized control of the country -- Daily Mail
Vietnam PM: US 'committed barbarous crimes' during war -- BBC
Vietnam Celebrates War Anniversary, Slams 'Barbarous' American Crimes -- IBTimes
The U.S. and Vietnam: 40 Years After the Fall of Saigon -- US News and World Report
1975 CBS News footage shows dramatic evacuation of Saigon -- CBS News
Inside the Final Days of Vietnam -- Politico
The last Marines of Vietnam remember the fall of Saigon -- PBS News Hour
Enemy at the gate: The history-making, chaotic evacuation of Saigon -- CNN
Last US Marines to Leave Saigon Describe Chaos of War's End -- NYT
40 years after Vietnam War, north-south wounds fester -- SF Gate
Vietnam War: 40 years later, the fall of Saigon remains an endless abyss of sorrow for some -- Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News
40 years later, Vietnam still deeply divided over war -- USA Today
Vietnam's reunification turns 40: A retrospective -- UPI
Forty Years After Fall of Saigon, Entrepreneurs Return to Vietnam -- WSJ
Vietnam, ruled by communists for 40 years, is now the No. 1 fan of capitalism on the planet -- Quartz
Forty years after fall of Saigon, Vietnam now directs anger at China -- Donald Kirk, CSM
A Photojournalist Recalls the Unvarnished Truth of Vietnam -- Tim Page, Newsweek
Photos: The Fall of Saigon -- US News and World Report
Then and Now: Amazing photos show how Vietnam has healed...40 years after fall of Saigon --

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