Scenes of Vietnamese people as they flee Hue during communist siege of the city in 1968 Tet offensive during the Vietnam War. Refugees with belongings run as city is bombed. Houses burned. Woman cries after crossing remains of a destroyed bridge over river. Scenes changes to one year later: Long line of Vietnamese on way to newly discovered mass grave on March 25, 1969. Vietnamese civilians dig and on March 27, 1969 they begin to uncover bodies in the sand which show signs of torture. Locals try to identify dead. Second mass grave uncovered. Dead bodies and body parts. Third mass burial uncovered. Men at local authorities meeting. Assembly point for hundreds of coffins. Incense burning. Mourners at coffin. Coffin opened and woman looks at remains. Flowers and incense burning on coffins. Buddhist ceremonies shows coffins prepared for procession. Women grieve. Shrine at cemetery.
Communist Massacre in Hue, Vietnam. Atrocities by the Viet Cong on the residents of Hue following the 1968 Tet offensive. Machine guns fire and bomb explosions. People flee Hue during siege of the city. Refugees with belongings run as city is bombed. Houses burn and woman cries. Civilians flee across pontoon bridge laid across boats next to wrecked Truong Tien steel bridge. Carts, rickshaws, and vehicles abandoned in the streets.
A CH-54 helicopter of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne is seen in flight on a combat assault mission. Interior and pilot are shown. Control panel is seen. The helicopter moves over a water body.
The NVA (North Vietnamese Army) invasion of South Vietnam. Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) troops on the streets of Hue, Vietnam. The troops march through the streets of Hue and cross a bridge. A band marches. An honor guard passes. A crowd watches the soldiers. Trees, street lights and houses in the area. Soldiers hold flags. Officials in a jeep pass on the bridge along with the soldiers. Canh Sat Cong Lo written on the jeep of Canh Sat civil police.
Television broadcast of U.S. President Richard Nixon's speech from the White House in Washington DC, United States on the withdrawal of remaining U.S. troops from Vietnam on 29th March 1973 during the Vietnam War. The White House. The Seal of the President of the United States. The President talks about that period of the Vietnam War when he joined the office and speaks about the program he initiated to end the war. He says American prisoners are on their way from Vietnam and people of South Vietnam are now free to choose their government. He says North Vietnam is not complying with few provisions of the Peace Agreement. He says that they should honor all those American soldiers who died during the Vietnam War. He refers to the difficult days of the war including the moratorium to end the war which was organized on October 15, 1969 when millions of Americans took day off from work and schools to participate in local demonstrations against the war. Nixon refers to the period of April 1971 when he ordered attacks on Communist bases in Cambodia. He talks about the period of May 1972 when he ordered air strikes in North Vietnam and the period of December 1972 when he ordered more air strikes.
Vietnamese civilians walk along road, carrying their belongings. AVRN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam) soldiers on road. Sign on side of the building reads, 'HUE MACV COMPUND'. Many marines stand and walk in area. Jeeps and trucks near Hue MACV Compound building. The U.S. flag on a building. View above MACV Compound. Trees in area. The U.S. flag and white smoke rises in the background.