The fall of Saigon began.
|South vietnamese civilians try to climb the wall |
of the U.S. Embassy in a desperate bid to board
one of the last evacuation flights out of Saigon.
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The population of Saigon became a maddening mob as everyone tried to get a spot on evacuation transportation.
(It really got to me … really … when I watched THIS VIDEO and saw grown men shove a young woman & child out of the way as they tried to get thru the Embassy gates …. marker 0:31 thru 0:44.)
The U.S. military on board the aircraft carrier "USS Blue Ridge" pushing the helicopter into the sea off the coast of Vietnam, to make room for evacuees from Saigon.
Photo taken April 29, 1975.
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