The Fall Of Saigon book. The story of the final months of the Vietnam War told through the experiences of some thirty people caught up in the crisis of those days. 510 pages; 32 pages of b&w photos plus maps; . x . inches.
The Fall Of Saigon book.
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The Fall of Saigon: Scenes from the Sudden End of a Long War Hardcover. The book is mostly about the political circumstances surrounding the fall of Saigon (and political events well before April 1975). Last Men Out: The True Story of America's Heroic Final Hours in Vietnam Paperback. If you're interested in the military and social aspect of the defeat (as I was), this probably won't be for you. Very dry reading.
The Fall of Saigon is not an easy book to read. We are forced to confront the final conclusion of our failed crusade. Our goal was the minds and the hearts but we ended up fragmented the lives of the people we were suppose to help
The Fall of Saigon is not an easy book to read. Our goal was the minds and the hearts but we ended up fragmented the lives of the people we were suppose to help. When one considers the sacrifices made by both countries in treasure and lives the facts concerning the events of April-May 1975 are hard to digest, even after 30 plus years. No judgments are made here, no accusing fingers are pointed; we must read, and ponder.
book by David Butler. A noted journalist draws on his firsthand impressions and experiences to interweave the lives of thirty men and women, both American and Vietnamese, who became caught up in the climactic fall of Saigon in April 1975.
THE FALL OF SAIGON Scenes From the Sudden End of a Long Wa. FOR those of us in Saigon on April 29, 1975, our day began at 4 .
THE FALL OF SAIGON Scenes From the Sudden End of a Long War. By David Butler. with a North Vietnamese artillery and rocket barrage against Tan Son Nhut Airport and ended ignominiously with our flight by helicopter to Navy ships in the South China Sea. In a span of hours, America had lost its first war. When I clambered into a United States Air Force CH-46 helicopter that afternoon, I felt a mixture of relief, exhaustion, fear (not long before, I had seen a South Vietnamese plane shot down by a Communist heat-seeking missile, a bad omen) and anger.
The US officers managing the evacuation had to make agonising choices
The US officers managing the evacuation had to make agonising choices. This was a promise they could not keep.
Saigon's fall and the taking of the presidential palace, on April 30, 1975. time and time again that they could hold on to most of the country as long as they were there. Francoise De Mulder-Roger Viollet/Getty Images. Only 28 months before the end, President Nixon had announced that the war’s end would come with peace with honor, and promised to respond vigorously to any North Vietnamese violations of the peace agreement. But Congress had insisted upon a final end to military action in Southeast Asia in the summer of 1973, and Watergate had driven Nixon out of office a year later.
The event marked the end of the Vietnam War and the start of a transition period to the formal reunification of Vietnam into the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
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