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Feature - Three Vietnams
A. Abbas
Abbas is one of the rare photographers who covered all three sides of the
Vietnam war : the South, the North and the Vietcong controlled areas of the
South. This essay is his contribution to the Magnum Stories book published
in 2005.

A Vietcong guerilla on patrol in a sampan in the Delta region of South
Vietnam carries all his belongings in his rucksack and has a Russian-
built Kalashnikov at his feet. The Vietcong carries a torch, a hand
grenade and his pharmacy around his belt. He paddles the sampan
himself. An ARVN, a soldier of the Army of South Vietnam, is equipped and
armed with an M16 by...

A. Abbas 1973

SOUTH VIETNAM. Delta region. A Vietcong (pro-Communist guerrilla),...
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SOUTH VIETNAM. Near My Tho. 1972. A soldier of the South Vietnamese...
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VIETNAM. South Vietnam. In a area controlled by the Vietcong...
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VIETNAM. Southern Delta region. 1973. A South Vietnamese Army...
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SOUTH VIETNAM. Tien Giang. Near My Tho. A bunker inside a peasant...
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VIETNAM. South Vietnam.1973. In a area controlled by the Vietcong...
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VIETNAM. South Vietnam. Near My Tho. 1973. In a area controlled...
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VIETNAM. South Vietnam. In a area controlled by the Vietcong...
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VIETNAM. South Vietnam.1973. In a area controlled by the Vietcong...
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VIETNAM.(South). Near My Tho. 1973. A school set up by the Vietcong...
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VIETNAM. South Vietnam. 1973. In a area controlled by the Vietcong...
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VIETNAM. South Vietnam.1973. In a area controlled by the Vietcong...
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VIETNAM. North Vietnam. Hanoi. 1975. Peace like atmosphere over...
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VIETNAM. South Vietnam. 1973. In a area controlled by the Vietcong...
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VIETNAM. North Vietnam. Hanoi. A statue of leader HO CHI MINH...
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VIETNAM. North Vietnam. Hanoi. Soviet-built Mig combat jet and...
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VIETNAM (North). Tay Binh. 1975. During the war vs. the US, civilians...
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VIETNAM. North Vietnam. Hanoi. A soldier of the North Vietnamese...
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VIETNAM. North Vietnam. Hanoi. A soldier of the North Vietnamese...
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VIETNAM. North Vietnam. Hanoi. A mechanical factory still at...
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VIETNAM (North). Hanoi. Dec 24, 1975. Midnight mass on Christmas...
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VIETNAM. North Vietnam. A young woman, with her baby strapped...
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VIETNAM. North Vietnam. Hanoi. Male and female workers build...
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VIETNAM. South Vietnam. Da Nang. 1975. After their capture of...
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VIETNAM (South). Da Nang. 1975. An Armed Vietcong guerilla at...
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VIETNAM. South Vietnam. Da Nang. A statue of a soldier of the...
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VIETNAM (South). North of Saigon, on Route 13. 1972. An officer...
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VIETNAM. South Vietnam. North of Saigon. 1972. Wounded South...
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VIETNAM. South Vietnam. Kontum. 1972. A soldier of the South...
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South Vietnam. Near My Tho. 1973.
The corpse of a VIETCONG (North...
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VIETNAM. South Vietnam. Hue. The Imperial Citadel, partly destroyed...
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VIETNAM. (South). Kontum. 1972. An old man prays over the tomb...
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VIETNAM (South) Kontum. 1972. Early morning mist on a road being...
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VIETNAM. North Vietnam. 1976. Haiphong. A group of tourists from...
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