Impressive Photos Captured During The Vietnam War

A couple of warriors holding hands, Vietnam, 1971. (Photo by Thomas Billhardt)

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A Vietnamese mother and her children wade across a river, fleeing a bombing raid on Qui Nhon by United States aircraft on September 7, 1965. (Photo by Kyōichi Sawada)

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Activists meet in the Nam Can forest, wearing masks to hide their identities from one another in case of capture and interrogation, 1972. (Photo by Vo Anh Khanh)

New recruits undergo physical examinations in Haiphong, July 1967. (Photo by Bao Hanh)

Americans push helicopters overboard for more space for the refuges on the flight deck during fall of Saigon and the withdrawal from Vietnam, 1975.

A young private waits on the beach during the Marine landing at Da Nang, 1965

Hovering U.S. Army helicopters pour machine-gun fire into a tree line to cover the advance of South Vietnamese ground troops in an attack on a Viet Cong camp 18 miles north of Tay Ninh, near the Cambodian border, in March of 1965.

The lottery used by the Selective Service to determine who would be drafted for Vietnam. United States, 1969

Four “Ranch Hand” C-123 aircraft spray liquid defoliant on a suspected Viet Cong position in South Vietnam in September of 1965. The four specially equipped planes covered a 1,000-foot-wide swath in each pass over the dense vegetation.

A napalm strike erupts in a fireball near U.S. troops on patrol in South Vietnam in 1966.

In Berkeley-Oakland City, California, demonstrators march against the war in Vietnam in December of 1965.

Police struggle with anti-Vietnam War demonstrators outside the Embassy of the United States in Grosvenor Square, London, on March 17, 1968.

Demonstrators listen to a performer in Central Park on Moratorium Day, October 15, 1969. Moratorium Day was a mass demonstration and teach-in staged across the United States, in protest against continued American involvement in Vietnam.