Last Days In Vietnam (2hr Excellent 5-star Film: America's Evacuation Of Saigon)
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Last Days In Vietnam (2hr Excellent 5-star Film: America's Evacuation Of Saigon):
LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM
LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM tells of the final days of the U.S. withdrawal from South Vietnam as Communist forces surround Saigon and U.S. personnel rush to smuggle out and save the lives of as many of their S. Vietnamese colleagues as possible. In April 1975, during the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army was closing in on Saigon as S. Vietnamese resistance was crumbling. The United States has approximately 5,000 Americans - comprised mainly of a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives - still remaining in country with roughly 24 hours left to evacuate. As Communist victory becomes inevitable and the U.S. readies to withdraw, the Americans begin to consider the certain imprisonment or execution of their S. Vietnamese allies if left behind - yet there was no official evacuation plan in place to follow! Meanwhile, the prospect of an official evacuation of S. Vietnam becomes terminally delayed by Congressional gridlock and the inexplicably optimistic U.S. Ambassador Graham Martin. Martin is in total denial of the fact the N. Vietnamese will soon be at his door and the fate that awaits the people of Saigon! As a consequence of his inability to admit the reality facing him, Martin takes no action whatsoever to initiate any type of plan for evacuation! If left behind, these people would face dire retribution for working with the Americans. As time is running out the American servicemen make a last-minute, desperate attempt to
save as many lives of their S. Vietnamese allies as possible while concealing their actions from Ambassador Martin. By engaging in unsanctioned, and often risky
makeshift operations, these servicemen were putting their military careers at risk by acting in direct violation of their orders. In order to notify those who worked closely with the
Americans when the evacuation would begin, a
prearranged signal was established. The message "The temperature
is 105 and rising" would be broadcast on American radio in Saigon,
followed by the playing of Bing Crosby's "White Christmas".
And sure enough, at about ten o’clock in the morning "White
Christmas" began to play over the airwaves and total pandemonium began
to take place as people begin to literally run for their lives! American serviceman and others began the difficult mission of evacuating as many of their S. Vietnamese co-workers, girlfriends, family members and collaborators as possible before Saigon falls to the Communist North. Somehow, over the last days in Vietnam with the clock ticking and the city under fire, over 135,000 South Vietnamese are smuggled out with the help of many heroic Americans who took matters into their own hands! (Approx. 2hrs.)
See Related DVDs on the Fall of Saigon:
See "Fall of Saigon" 2-DVD Set (3.5 hrs.)
See "Vietnam: Soldiers' Story: Last Chopper Out"
★★★★ GOD BLESS AMERICA'S VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES ★★★★