The Daily Gallery
The Fall of Saigon
On this day in 1975, the People's Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front captured Saigon, marking the end of the Vietnam war and the beginning of the reunification of the country as a communist state. The event is a seminal moment in modern history -- a benchmark of many eastern and western historical narratives.
During the many years of conflict, Magnum photographers were in and out of the region, capturing some of the war's most iconic and influential imagery. Here's a presentation of a small sample of that work.