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Contents: American Experience: Last Days in Vietnam (2-DVD Set) (DVD) American Experience: The Day the 60s Died (DVD) LIFE: The Vietnam Wars: 50 Years Ago-Two Countries Torn Apart (HBK)
LIFE's vivid coverage of the war in Southeast Asia, waged on the campuses and at the conventions at home as well. Larry Burrows was the first photographer to document a war primarily in color with the new printing methods of the 1960s that allowed LIFE to developed a way to accommodate more color pages. The pictures are as arresting today as they were in their time, and all of that photography will be here in this stunning, commemorative volume.
During the final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. The U.S. had only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. With the clock ticking, a number of heroic Americans took matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in an effort to save as many South Vietnamese as possible.