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Fall Of Saigon

In 1975, with the fall of Saigon, the Vietnamese found themselves finally at the end of the bloody war that had engulfed their country for 20-some years. By the end of this 20 yearlong war hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laotian civilians lay dead and millions of others found themselves fleeing their war-torn homes for safe-haven in nearby China, Southeast Asia, North American, and Europe. To deal with in large influx of refugees many countries, including the United States, enacted...

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Vietnam War: April 30th 1975 – The Most Remembered Day of the War

Especially, war veterans like Senator John Mc. Cain, this day remind him of a most painful memory, bruised and bitter feelings. On that day, North Vietnamese communist troops triumphantly rode T-54 Soviet-made tanks in column on one main street of Saigon leading to the South Vietnamese Presidential Palace, called "Doc Lap" (Independence) Palace. The tanks crushed the main gate entrance, without any resistance from the palace guards (actually all guards had already vanished before that time). Moments...

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Good Morning, Vietnam

Good Morning, Vietnam follows disc jockey Adrian Cronauer as he is reassigned to the Armed Forces Radio Saigon airwaves in Saigon, Vietnam in 1965. Throughout the film Cronauer experiences the bombing of a G.I. bar, and attempts to start a relationship with a Vietnamese woman. However, he runs into trouble as he finds the Vietnamese culture to be very different from his own. He experiences first hand the civilian attacks as buildings are blown up without warning or reason, and the tactics behind...

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A Rumor of War: the Changes of a Solider

burn down villages and shoot any Vietnamese even if they’re suspected of being Vietcong. Instead of being looked upon as a war, it is a massacre. Caputo soon leaves for home, only to return to Vietnam ten years later as a journalist to cover the fall of Saigon at the end of the war. Caputo is finally able to put the war behind him after writing his memoir and having it published. His growth from the past leads him to have a nervous breakdown, only because he finally realizes that his story actually...

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The Vietnam War: Bellum Letale

Vietnam, and the Paris Peace Accords were signed in 1973, ending US involvement in this war. Later, in 1975, North Vietnam invaded the South and took Griswold 2 over. The city of Saigon had fallen, and the country had reunited to form the “Socialist Republic of Vietnam”. The war was officially ended and Saigon City was renamed in honor of former president of North Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh. The “army of cripples” refers to the people who have survived the tragedies of the war in Vietnam, the soldiers...

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How Did Cold War Affect Popular Culture

capital, Saigon. The war in Viet Nam that lasted 20 years is about to come to an end with communism taking over. It was all over, Saigon was surrounded by North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops. Presiden Nguyen Van Thieu resigned as president and gave his farewell speech and denounced the United States for failing in aiding the South before the North would later come into the city. North Vietnamese forces under the command of Senior General Van Tien Dung began their final attack on Saigon, which...

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Tet Offensive

north marked the sharp turn of the Vietnam War. Today there have been a great number of writings about this event. However, it seems that many key facts in the Communist campaign are still misinterpreted or neglected. In the mid-80, living in Saigon after being released from the Communist "re-education camp," I read a book published in the early 1980's in America about the story of the 1968 Tet Offensive. It said that the North Vietnamese Army supreme command had imitated one of the greatest...

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The Unwanted

of him too. However, his dean cancels his qualification before the parade begins because of his mix-raced. His mother is ashamed about Kien’s mix-raced and she is very worry about him. When the police go to check their family status after the fall of Saigon; his mother worries about his identity. If the police know about Kien’s identity, they might take him to jail. So his mother dyes his hair to make him looks like a Vietnamese. To dye Kien’s hair and hide his identity shows Kien is discriminated...

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Alpine Ecosystem

forces | | Anti Vietnam War protest in which the people stopped work to voice their disapproval against the war. | | A chemical that causes leaves to fall off trees. It was used by the USA in bombing campaigns in the Vietnam War. | | Protection granted to an individual who defects from one country to another. | | Information...

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Rumors of War

a number of awards and medals due to his good service.  After serving in the war, Caputo took up journalism in 1968 and joined the staff of the Chicago Tribune.  From 1968 to 1973, he was a foreign correspondent for the Tribune and covered the fall of Saigon, served in Italy, the Soviet Union and the Middle East. A Rumor of War is divided into three sections.  The first part Caputo named “The Splendid Little War” and in this part he explains why he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, describes his training...

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