‘Saigon Execution’: The shot that changed the war

This iconic Vietnam War photograph by Eddie Adams on 5 February 1968 brought shivers throughout the world. Today, I revisit the very spot in Chinatown, District 5 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

1. Address: 197 Ngo Gia Tu, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City.
2. Exploring Saigon-Cholon by Tim Doling (pg. 471).

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  1. That was a very shocking photo, and along with LBJ’s bombing, assassinations of Robert Kennedy and MLKing, and student riots, helped to elect Richard Nixon who promised new leadership in the war, and law and order in the streets.

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