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Today: Marking 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War

April 30th, 2015

Episode 322 of 1744 episodes

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. The last American troops left in March 1973, but fighting between northern and southern forces continued until northern tanks rolled unopposed into the heart of Saigon on April 30th 1975. The victorious communists reunified the country and renamed Saigon Ho Chi Minh City. Ha Mi grew up in Hanoi in northern Vietnam and remembers the end of the war and Don McCullin is an award winning photojournalist who was in Saigon hours before the collapse.

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