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Vietnam War

100,000 North Vietnamese troops encircled Saigon

Sunday Apr 27, 1975
Saigon, South Vietnam

On 27 April, 100,000 North Vietnamese troops encircled Saigon. The city was defended by about 30,000 ARVN troops. To hasten a collapse and foment panic, the NVA shelled the airport and forced its closure. With the air exit closed, large numbers of civilians found that they had no way out.


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