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The Defense of Saigon

A. W. Thompson

The Defense of Saigon

November, 1967-August, 1968

by A. W. Thompson

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Published by Dalley Book Service, Incorporated .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Asia - General,
  • History - General History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages97
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11448329M
    ISBN 100923135731
    ISBN 109780923135737
    OCLC/WorldCa38571980

    But, I now have it to share on this site. The book was Dereliction of Duty, a published version of a recent history dissertation completed at the University of North Carolina by an Army Major named H. At the American embassy, Ambassador Graham Martin is in disbelief, committed as he is to evacuating as many vulnerable Vietnamese as possible before the communists arrive. Tuesday, April 29, U. He boarded a helicopter at a.

    Having failed, Martin was able to convince him to allow ships to remain offshore for several days as a haven for those who were fleeing. US contractors arrived to remove flagpoles and laundry lines, and built whatever infrastructure was needed. Many believed that with continued American financial support and guidance, South Vietnam could maintain its status as an independent state. The rapid advance of communist troops, however, leaves the security of Saigon in serious doubt.

    I punch a few keys but the machine just coughs a couple of times. Vietnam is gone. As the Northern forces started bombarding the city's international airport on April 28th, U. General Westmoreland later wrote, "The photograph and film shocked the world, an isolated incident of cruelty in a broadly cruel war, but a psychological blow against the South Vietnamese nonetheless". Tuesday, April 29, Commander of U.


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The Defense of Saigon book

He and George Esper, the bureau chief, have been up all night working the telex communications link with our New York headquarters. The first was political: creating a recognized government within South Vietnam capable of competing in the economic and political struggle.

Blue Ridge. Throughout April, the pace of evacuation picked up and all flights from the city were fully booked. Tuesday, April 29, Four Boeing Sea Knight helicopters departed to commence extraction of evacuees from Embassy rooftop.

The New York Times. Food and water are scarce, but the people on board are cautiously hopeful about what could happen next. Tuesday, April 29, Estimated 4, evacuees aboard ships and aircraft. Marine ground security forces reported small arms and anti-aircraft artillery fire throughout Saigon.

The French, the Americans and the Vietnamese who sided with them were simply on the wrong side of history. In the end, the airlift extracted some 1, Americans and 5, Vietnamese from Saigon in less than 24 hours.

As I write these still vivid memories of the end of the war, and the role that my reporter colleagues and I played in covering it, I find it hard to believe that four decades have passed since April I picked up the phone and I told Secretary Kissinger to inform the president that we have go to Option Four immediately, to the helicopter airlift for the remaining Americans, and as many Vietnamese as we can take.

Aftermath[ edit ] By early February, the Communist high command realized that none of their military objectives were being met, and they halted any further attacks on fortified positions.

At a. As I reach for my water glass, it trembles, and me with it. Though he had spent a good deal of time as a reporter in Vietnam during the early s, Halberstam took the same American-centered, Washington-centered, history-from-the top approach as McMaster and dozens of other writers.

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As these The Defense of Saigon book were unloaded, they were pushed overboard to make room for new arrivals. Two pilots lost at sea; two crew members recovered. On 24 May the Secretary of Defense requested retention of a skeleton residual DAO until 31 August because of continuing Congressional interest and inquiries concerning Vietnam.

Additional refugees reached the fleet by boat. Ho, she argued, was the true embodiment of this long tradition of resistance to foreign domination and invasion. Arriving, he was forced to agree with Smith's assessment. Later that afternoon Esper suggests that with international communications still up, I write about my reflections of the final day.

To accomplish its mission while planning on phasing out, DAO had to employ contractors to perform many functions. Our editors are anxious for the latest developments in a story that has gripped the world. Company G occupied the eastern section of the Annex, while Company H assumed control of the western section.

Though the American evacuation effort had ended, South Vietnamese helicopters and aircraft flew out additional refugees to the American ships.Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs).

The present study deals with the political activities of Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces among the popula­ tion in Saigon and its environs during the Tet offensive of February,and with some of the popular reactionsCited by: 2. Across the Nation, Americans are uniting to thank and honor Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.

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Saigon: An Epic Novel of Vietnam, written by the talented author Anthony Grey, is a fascinating historical fiction novel, deeply inspired by true events though embellished to tell a story, to give explanation to the war many people today still do not understand the true reasons behind.I, personally, found this book very enlightening and even though at times it was deeply disturbing, I greatly /5.

The surprising tale of that photo, along with a complete story of the last days of the Vietnam War, is told in Clarke’s new book, “Honorable Exit: How a Few Brave Americans Risked All to Save.

In the First Person—Saigon, Studies in Intelligence Vol 59, No. 4 (Extracts, December ) 11 Beginning of the End For me, the story of the fall of Saigon begins in January,with the North Vietnamese army’s con-quest of Phuoc Long Province, some 60 miles north of Saigon.

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