In April 1975 the city of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) was under siege by Communist troops. These evacuees, shown leaving the RNZAF Hercules at Whenuapai airbase, had a quicker and easier journey than those who would follow them. Most languished for years in camps before being accepted as refugees in western countries such as New Zealand.
Using this item
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.