The Fall of Saigon (April 30th, 1975 – The End of the Vietnam War)

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After almost two decades of fighting and millions of lives lost, the Vietnam war came to an end in 1975. Hardly anyone believed that after 19 years of bitter fighting, the conflict would be resolved in just two months. In March 1975, the strength and superiority of the South Vietnamese forces gave the impression that the conflict was still far from over. Yet, on the last day of April the North Vietnamese flag was waving in Saigon.

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Created by Daniel Turner (B.A. (Hons) in History, University College London)
Script: Dejan Milivojevic

Chris Kane

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