American Experience: Last Days in Vietnam DVD



Product Code: CE7579
UPC: 841887024044
ISBN: 9781627892759
Grade Level: Adult
Media Type: 2 DVD

Product Description

April 1975. During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. The United States had only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. With the lives of thousands of South Vietnamese hanging in the balance, those in control faced an impossible choice––who would go and who would be left behind to face brutality, imprisonment or even death. At the risk of their careers and possible courts-martial, a handful of individuals took matters into their own hands. Engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations, they waged a desperate effort to evacuate as many South Vietnamese as possible. Includes both the Academy Award®-nominated theatrical release and the extended AMERICAN EXPERIENCE broadcast version

Additional Information

Run Time: 220
Copyright: 2015
Studio: PBS