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[Photos] 20 Photos Of Southern Vietnam In 1974

These images offer a rare glimpse of Saigon and southern Vietnam in the months before the region was “liberated” by the North Vietnamese Army.


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As they were likely taken between the 1973-1974 dry season offensive and the advance of northern forces in December 1974, this set of photos shows the calm before the impending storm.

Foreigners Playing pétanque.

Le Loi Street.

A shop on Thong Nhat Street (Le Duan Street today).

A street vendor selling banh mi and banh chuoi.

Family of French Ambassador Merillon.

Ham Nghi Street.

Old Market (Cho Cu) on Ham Nghi Street.

CARIC ship company.

Pupils in a school's kithen in Dalat.

Nguyen Hue Street.

Inside the Lucia bicycle factory.

Lucia bicycles.

Owner of a French patis bar.

Beverages are unloaded on the Tau Hu Canal.

Vung Tau Beach.

A petrol seller on the Saigon - Bien Hoa Highway.

The Continental Hotel on Dong Khoi Street.

A street vendor in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral. 

A couple departing Saigon.

[Photos via Manhhai]