Last Days in Vietnam, Vietnamese
Season 27 Episode 13 | 1h 37m 13s
This is the theatrical version of the documentary, with Vietnamese subtitles. In April of 1975, the North Vietnamese Army was closing in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance was crumbling. Approximately 5,000 Americans remained with roughly 24 hours to get out. Their South Vietnamese allies, co-workers, and friends faced certain imprisonment and possible death if they remained behind.
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Approximately 5,000 Americans remained with roughly 24 hours to get out.
The heroic efforts to help evacuate 135,000 South Vietnamese during the fall of Saigon.
Executive Producer Mark Samels talks about "Last Days in Vietnam." Premiering 4/28 on PBS.
In April 1975, the North Vietnamese Army was closing in on Saigon. Premieres 4/28 on PBS.
Col. Stuart Herrington helped evacuate his Vietnamese counterparts. Premieres 4/28 on PBS.
In April 1975, the US Ambassador was left with just one evacuation option. Premieres 4/28.
South Vietnamese citizens arrive at the US Embassy, desperate to escape. Premieres 4/28
The USS Kirk escorted thousands of refugees to the Philippines. Premieres 4/28 on PBS.
The flight deck of the USS Kirk could only fit one helicopter at a time. Premieres 4/28
In April 1975, chaos had descended on the US Embassy in Saigon. Airs April 28 on PBS.
Soldiers like Dam Pham were in peril when the North Vietnamese entered Saigon. Airs 4/28.
"Last Days in Vietnam" premieres April 28 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience.
Eleven U.S. Marines were stranded on the US Embassy roof. Premieres 4/28 on PBS
In 1975 Richard Armitage was a special forces advisor in Saigon. Premieres 4/28 on PBS
Watch an extended clip from "Last Days in Vietnam." Premieres 4/28 on PBS.
Marine Guard Juan Valdez tells his story. Last Days in Vietnam premieres April 29 at 9/8c.
For Season 27 of American Experience, exclusive corporate funding is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, major funding by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations. Additional funding for Last Days in Vietnam provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, The Documentary Investment Group: Gretchen Stone Cook Charitable Foundation, Roxanne E. & Michael J. Zak; and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.