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THE END (no pun intended) ...


... this is the last photo in my journey back in time to another place and another life ...

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Lynda Mercer10-Feb-2023 17:03
It seems trite to say, but this evokes a similar feeling to some of the shots from the film Apocalypse Now. Your images are so striking and thoughtful. Again, I thank you for taking the time to capture some of this experience and for sharing it with such helpful context in the descriptions.
Carol Rollins10-Apr-2011 13:50
A very moving image, Tom. Thanks for sharing. ~
Milan Vogrin10-Apr-2011 06:43
You really present it very well.
PauloCGama02-Dec-2009 23:10
Superb capture!! Congrats for the gallery, Tom
gouws15-Aug-2009 15:05
Fantastic gallery.I'm glad you were able to return unhurt and share your experience.Most interesting.Best wishes Bruce(Johannesburg)
Guest 05-Jul-2008 17:22
Thank you, Tom. For the great pictures, precious memories and especially your services during the war.

vanessas25-Jun-2008 20:57
very varied and balanced depiction of a tragic event in world history - thanks for sharing
blizzard03-Apr-2008 01:48
very well seen and composed

Milan Vogrin29-Feb-2008 12:27
Great shot!
XiaoBernard9928-Feb-2008 13:31
Emouvant TOM.Emotionnal time .Important shoot.
cachia 05-Aug-2007 12:03
be fair to both the North and the South
Elmer Quianio01-Jun-2007 00:30
Magnificent capture!!! This is absolutely stunning! Big Vote!
blizzard25-May-2007 03:18
thank you for this wonderful post
Guest 17-May-2007 15:29
Great capture, very strong image Tom. V.
Guest 11-May-2007 05:05
You don't know what freedom and civil rights are until you lose them; a hard lesson for us south Vietnamese.

At the end, only "ordinary" people who suffers the most.

I truly feel for the Iraquis now. I can see what will happen to them by looking back Vietnam in April 1975.
tim t hoang10-May-2007 07:09
After winning the war and imposing a strict communist system on South Vietnam, it took more than ten years for the Vietnamese Communist Party to realize that they had destroyed a better economic system and a more democratic political system, so they started implementing Doi Moi (Reform) policy which, in fact, they just followed what China had been doing a few years before. But by then, hundreds of thousands of South Vietnamese boat people had died in the high seas or in the re-education camps.
tim t hoang08-May-2007 19:29
This photo is well placed. It's a symbol of Saigon 30/4/1975. The end of a war, an era, a way of life, a culture, a political system. You don't know the value of something until you lose it.
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