Vietnam War: 35 years hence

30th April 2010 marks 35 years since Saigon fell (from an American perspective) to the North Vietnamese.

LIFE presents a special slideshow on the best photographs from Vietnam. (Update, December 2012: LIFE seems to have withdrawn the slideshow. This link takes you to the current homepage.)

The historic photograph showing Americans being evacuated by helicopter from the top the US Embassy in Saigon