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April 12, 1975: The headline: “Last Americans Leave Cambodia: Embassy Closed.” Several photographs circled a text: “As the city of Phnom Penh fell: Early on April 17, five years of war in Cambodia ended as rebel troops entered a capital where white flags had suddenly appeared, some Government soldiers had unloaded their weapons, while some had changed to civilian clothes. The black pajama-like garb of Indochinese Communists had been donned by some of the Government office workers. At first the mood was jubilant, with the rebels being welcomed. But later, the early arrivals were replaced by well disciplined, heavily armed soldiers, including young boys and women.” 

Watch a Times video on the late Dith Pran’s life and career, “The Last Word: Dith Pran.”

Photo: Dith Pran/The New York Times
April 12, 1975: The headline: “Last Americans Leave Cambodia: Embassy Closed.” Several photographs circled a text: “As the city of Phnom Penh fell: Early on April 17, five years of war in Cambodia ended as rebel troops entered a capital where white flags had suddenly appeared, some Government soldiers had unloaded their weapons, while some had changed to civilian clothes. The black pajama-like garb of Indochinese Communists had been donned by some of the Government office workers. At first the mood was jubilant, with the rebels being welcomed. But later, the early arrivals were replaced by well disciplined, heavily armed soldiers, including young boys and women.” 

Watch a Times video on the late Dith Pran’s life and career, “The Last Word: Dith Pran.”

Photo: Dith Pran/The New York Times

April 12, 1975: The headline: “Last Americans Leave Cambodia: Embassy Closed.” Several photographs circled a text: “As the city of Phnom Penh fell: Early on April 17, five years of war in Cambodia ended as rebel troops entered a capital where white flags had suddenly appeared, some Government soldiers had unloaded their weapons, while some had changed to civilian clothes. The black pajama-like garb of Indochinese Communists had been donned by some of the Government office workers. At first the mood was jubilant, with the rebels being welcomed. But later, the early arrivals were replaced by well disciplined, heavily armed soldiers, including young boys and women.”

Watch a Times video on the late Dith Pran’s life and career, “The Last Word: Dith Pran.”

Photo: Dith Pran/The New York Times

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