The Fall of Saigon

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Social Studies
Subject:
History
Grade:
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The Fall of Saigon

The fall of Saigon was the capture of the city Saigon, the capitol of south Vietnam. It was captured by the People's Army of Vietnam and by the National Liberation Font on April 30, 1975.

This picture shows the last of the soldiers in Saigon running up into a helicopter.

This picture shows a tank rolling through the gate of Presidential Palace in Saidgon, making known the victory of North Vietnam.

This picture shows the U.S. navy pushing a helicopter off the USS Blue Ridge in order to make room for Saigon evacuation flights.

When the evacuation started, the vietnamese worried that if they stayed, they would be executed by the north vietnamese. Panic arose, and riots started and some Americans rushed to marry vietnamese so they could leave. But marriage license rushed up from $20 to $2,000. People panicked and tried to get into the compound by scaling barb wired walls.

The Fall of Saigon


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