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1975 Email your nostalgia pictures for this daily feature to mypictures@birminghammail.net THE Vietnam War came to an end in April 1975 when the Government in Saigon announced its unconditional surrender.

South Vietnam President Duong Van Minh, who has been in office for just three days, told his forces to lay down their arms and called on the North Vietnamese Army and Vietcong to halt all hostilities.

As Vietcong troops moved in, Saigon was renamed Ho Chi Minh City after their leader. Soldiers from the south dumped their boots to avoid identification (pictured).

North and South Vietnam were reunified under communist rule the following year and ten years later the Government relaxed its regime.
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Apr 30, 2010
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