"They soldiers come to our village more and more often now. Each time they leave, they take fathers from the other families. They always come in pairs-though never the same pair twice-with their rifles and casual excuses."
The Indochina War started by the colonialist France against communists in the colony(Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos). In May 1950, US decided to aid France in the Indochina War. In March 1959, North Vietnamese began war(the so-called 2nd Indochina War)with US.US military deployment took place in Dec 1961. In 1975, US lost the Vietnam War; Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) fell to the North Vietnamese, paved way to total US withdrawal from Vietnam, North & South Vietnam being reunited in 1976.
May 11, 1975 - news for the week ending. Final evacuation from Cambodia. South Vietnamese refugees still pouring out of the country. Senator McGovern visits Cuba. OAS talks of lifting Cuban sanctions by Summer. Last two Marines killed in Vietnam still in Saigon. Laos faces Communist takeover. Egypt moves to clear Suez Canal of wrecked ships from 1976 War.
A woman, holding her child, is posed for mugshot photography before her execution for perceived crimes against Angkor, the brutal and radical Khmer Rouge regime, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 1976. From the collection of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a one-time high school that the Khmer Rouge transformed into a political prison, S-21, which documents the 1.3 million executed by the regime before their topple in 1979 by invading communist forces from Vietnam.
PHNOM PENH -- MAR 31: A little Cambodian refugee girl with a dog tag as a trinket in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, March 31, 1975. Cambodia was taken over by the Khmer Rouge a few weeks later, and her fate is unknown. This picture won a first prize in the 1976 World Press Photo contest. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/GettyImages)