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1968 - The Saigon Execution: General Nguyen Ngoc Loan summarily executes Nguyen Van Lem

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Vietnam, Saigon, 01-02-1968

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Execution in broad daylight caught on camera. A police captain from Saigon is seen shooting a Vietcong man in the head right on film. As the bystanders are astounded at the event they are witnessing, the man is shot dead. The film shakes the world as the world is brought face to face with the harsh realities of war. There is a greater momentum to end the hostilities quickly after the event.

Photo: photojournalist Eddie Adams


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Arabic :

1968, USA, Vietnam, War, Viet Cong, قاتل بالرصاص, الإعدام, الثورة, الديكتاتورية, القرض العام, جين لا روك, إدوارد مايلز, إدي آدامز, نغوين ثي لوب, احتفالات الذكرى ال19 للاستقلال, العرض العسكري, قصر ناصر في القاهرة, المتظاهرون العرب في القاهرة, قوات الأمم المتحدة, إسحاق رابين, صحراء النقب, القوات الإسرائيلية, الطائرات المقاتلة, الدبابات في الصحراء, القدس أسرى الحرب في قطاع غزة, الملك حسين, الأمم المتحدة, لاجئون, اليهود الأرثوذكس عند حائط المبكى, وفاة الفيتكونغ, سايغون, تنفيذ سايغون, الجنرال نغوين نغوك القرض, نغوين فان ليم, ,


Bulgarian :

1968, САЩ, Виетнам, война, Виетнам, Виетнам, Фатален изстрел, изпълнение, революция, диктатура, генерал заеми, Ген Ла Рокк, Едуард Майлс, Еди Адамс, Нгуйен Ти Лоп, Тържества за 19-ти Годишнина от независимостта, военен парад, Насен Палас в Кайро, арабски демонстранти в Кайро, силите на ООН, Ицхак Рабин, пустинята Негев, израелски войски, бойни самолети, танкове в пустинята, бомбардировки на Ерусалим, войници на стената на плача "Войнството", "Сайгон", "Екзекуцията на Сайгон", "Екзекуцията на Сайгон", "ЩатЪт на оон Нгок", "Нгуен Нгок", "Нгуен Ван Лем", ,


Catalan :

1968, EUA, Vietnam, Guerra, Viet Cong, tret mortal, execució, revolució, Dictadura, Préstec general, Gene La Rocque, Edward Miles, Eddie Adams, Nguyen Thi Lop, Celebracions per al 19 Aniversari de la independència, desfilada militar, Palau Nasser al Caire, Manifestants àrabs al Caire, Forces de l'ONU, Yitzhak Rabin, Desert del Nègueb, tropes israelianes, avions de combat, tancs al desert, Bombardeig de Jerusalem, soldats al Mur de Wailing , presoners de guerra a la Franja de Gaza, Rei Hussein, ONU, refugiats, jueus ortodoxos al mur de Wailing, mort d'un vietcong, Saigon, L'execució de Saigon, General Nguyen Ngoc Loan, Nguyen Van Lem, ,


Chinese Simplified :

1968年,美国,越南,战争,越南,致命射击,执行,革命,独裁,一般贷款,吉恩·拉罗克,爱德华·迈尔斯,埃迪·亚当斯,Nguyen Thi Lop,庆祝19 独立纪念日、阅兵式、开罗纳赛尔宫、开罗阿拉伯示威者、联合国部队、伊扎克·拉宾、内盖夫沙漠、以色列军队、战斗机、沙漠中的坦克、耶路撒冷爆炸案、威灵墙士兵,加沙地带的战俘,侯赛因国王,联合国,难民,东正教犹太人在威灵墙,死亡一个越南人,西贡,西贡处决,将军Nguyen Ngoc贷款,Nguyen Van Lem,,


Chinese Traditional :

1968年,美國,越南,戰爭,越南,致命射擊,執行,革命,獨裁,一般貸款,吉恩·拉羅克,愛德華·邁爾斯,埃迪·亞當斯,Nguyen Thi Lop,慶祝1 獨立紀念日、閱兵式、開羅納賽爾宮、開羅阿拉伯示威者、聯合國部隊、伊紮克·拉賓、內蓋夫沙漠、以色列軍隊、戰鬥機、沙漠中的坦克、耶路撒冷爆炸案、威靈牆士兵,加沙地帶的戰俘,侯賽因國王,聯合國,難民,東正教猶太人在威靈牆,死亡一個越南人,西貢,西貢處決,將軍Nguyen Ngoc貸款,Nguyen Van Lem,,


Czech :

1968, USA, Vietnam, Válka, Vietkong, fatální výstřel, poprava, revoluce, diktatura, obecná půjčka, Gene La Rocque, Edward Miles, Eddie Adams, Nguyen Thi Lop, Oslavy 19. výročí nezávislosti, vojenská přehlídka, Násirův palác v Káhiře, Arabští demonstranti v Káhiře, Síly OSN, Jicchak Rabin, Negevská poušť, Izraelské jednotky, bojová letadla, tanky v poušti, bombardování Jeruzaléma, vojáci u Zdi nářků , váleční zajatci v pásmu Gazy, král Husajn, OSN, uprchlíci, ortodoxní Židé u Zdi nářků, smrt vietkongu, Saigon, Poprava Saigonu, Půjčka generála Nguyen Ngoc, Nguyen Van Lem, ,


Danish :

1968, USA, Vietnam, Krig, Viet Cong, fatalt skud, henrettelse, revolution, Diktatur, General Loan, Gene La Rocque, Edward Miles, Eddie Adams, Nguyen Thi Lop, Fejring af 19-årsdagen for uafhængighed, militærparade, Nasser Palace i Kairo, arabiske demonstranter i Kairo, FN-styrker, Yitzhak Rabin, Negev ørkenen, israelske tropper, kampfly, kampvogne i ørkenen, Jerusalem bombning, soldater ved Wailing Wall Krigsfanger i Gazastriben, Kong Hussein, FN, flygtninge, ortodokse jøder ved grædemuren, død af en vietcong, Saigon, The Saigon Execution, General Nguyen Ngoc Loan, Nguyen Van Lem, ,


Dutch :

1968, VERENIGDE STATEN, Vietnam, Oorlog, Viet Cong, fataal schot, uitvoering, revolutie, Dictatuur, Algemene Lening, Gene La Rocque, Edward Miles, Eddie Adams, Nguyen Thi Lop, Vieringen voor de 19e verjaardag van de onafhankelijkheid, militaire parade, Nasser Palace in Caïro, Arabische demonstranten in Caïro, VN-troepen, Yitzhak Rabin, Negev woestijn, Israëlische troepen, gevechtsvliegtuigen, tanks in de woestijn, Jeruzalem bombardementen, soldaten bij de Wailing , krijgsgevangenen in Gazastrook, Koning Hoessein, VN, vluchtelingen, Orthodoxe Joden bij de Klaagmuur, dood van een vietcong, Saigon, De Saigon Executie, Generaal Nguyen Ngoc Loan, Nguyen Van Lem, ,


Estonian :

1968, USA, Vietnam, Sõda, Viet Cong, surmav lask, hukkamine, revolutsioon, Diktatuur, Üldlaen, Gene La Rocque, Edward Miles, Eddie Adams, Nguyen Thi Lop, 19. Iseseisvuse aastapäev, sõjaväeparaad, Nasseri palee Kairos, Araabia meeleavaldajad Kairos, ÜRO väed, Yitzhak Rabin, Negevi kõrb, Iisraeli väed, lahingulennukid, tankid kõrbes, Jeruusalemma pommitamine, sõdurid Wailingi müüril , sõjavangid Gaza sektoris, kuningas Hussein, ÜRO, põgenikud, õigeusklikud juudid Wailingi müüril, vietkooni surm, Saigoni hukkamine, kindral Nguyen Ngoc Loan, Nguyen Van Lem, ,


Finnish :

1968, USA, Vietnam, Sota, VietKong, kohtalokas laukaus, teloitus, vallankumous, Diktatuuri, Yleinen laina, Gene La Rocque, Edward Miles, Eddie Adams, Nguyen Thi Lop, Itsenäisyysvuoden 19-vuotisjuhlallisuudet, sotilasparaati, Nasserin palatsi Kairossa, arabimielenosoittajat Kairossa, YK:n joukot, Yitzhak Rabin, Negevin autiomaa, Israelin joukot, taistelulentokoneet, panssarivaunut autiomaassa, Jerusalemin pommitukset, sotilaat Wailing Wallissa , sotavangit Gazan kaistalla, kuningas Hussein, YK, pakolaiset, ortodoksijuutalaiset itkumuurilla, vietkongin kuolema, Saigon, Saigonin teloitus, Kenraali Nguyen Ngoc Loan, Nguyen Van Lem, ,


French :

1968, USA, Vietnam, War, Viet Cong, fatal shot, execution, revolution, Dictatorship, General Loan, Gene La Rocque, Edward Miles, Eddie Adams, Nguyen Thi Lop, Celebrations for the 19th Anniversary of independence, military parade, Nasser Palace in Cairo, Arab demonstrators in Cairo, UN forces, Yitzhak Rabin, Negev desert, Israeli troops, combat aircraft, tanks in the desert, Jerusalem bombing, soldiers at the Wailing Wall , prisonniers de guerre dans la bande de Gaza, King Hussein, ONU, refugees, Orthodox Jews at the Wailing Wall, death of a vietcong, Saigon, The Saigon Execution, General Nguyen Ngoc Loan, Nguyen Van Lem, ,


German :

1968, USA, Vietnam, Krieg, Viet Cong, fatal shot, execution, revolution, Dictatorship, General Loan, Gene La Rocque, Edward Miles, Eddie Adams, Nguyen Thi Lop, Celebrations for the 19th Anniversary of independence, military parade, Nasser Palace in Cairo, Arab demonstrators in Cairo, UN forces, Yitzhak Rabin, Negev desert, Israeli troops, combat aircraft, aircraft, , Kriegsgefangene im Gazastreifen, König Hussein, UN, Flüchtlinge, Orthodoxe Juden an der Klagemauer, Tod eines Vietcongs, Saigon, Die Saigon Hinrichtung, General Nguyen Ngoc Loan, Nguyen Van Lem, ,


Sound Bite and conversation:



Adams, Eddie

(photographer in 1968) , speaking English:
-  "The photo ruined two lives. The delinquent’s and the victim’s."

Lop, Nguyen Thi

(Widow of Vietcong) , speaking Vietnamese:
-  "Loan was a Vietnamese just as my husband was. He was one of us. But he took my husband on the street and shot him to death – a compatriot, he simply shot him to death. He caused so much pain for me. I do not know if I’ll ever be able to get over the death of my husband."

Adams, Eddie

(photographer in 1968) , speaking English:
-  "Supposedly Americans cut out the heart of North-Vietnamese soldiers. They decapitated people. Horrible action on both sides."

Rocque, Gene La

(Admiral of the US-Navy) , speaking English:
-  "Every Vietnamese was a potential enemy. The children, the women, young and old – everybody had decided to save his country and was ready to take every risk to kill an American soldier."

Miles, Ed

(Vietnam veteran) , speaking English:
-  "We destroyed Vietnam although we should have saved it. The terrible thing was that the Army had sent us there, as they said, to win the heart and mind of the Vietnamese people. Then we arrived and showed how we interpreted this: we burned down their villages."

Rocque, Gene La

(Admiral of the US-Navy) , speaking English:
-  "General Loan’s action showed how inhuman the Americans and the Vietnamese were. He showed that the war exceeded every human norm; it became a devilish, bloodthirsty play."

Adams, Eddie

(photographer in 1968) , speaking English:
-  "Then we read in press releases that they organised demonstrations in America using this photo."

Lop, Nguyen Thi

(Widow of Vietcong) , speaking Vietnamese:
-  "I did not know that my husband was killed, I did not want to believe it when they told me. Then I saw the photo in several American newspapers..."

Adams, Eddie

(photographer in 1968) , speaking English:
-  "His body fell to ground. The Sheriff turned to us and said: They killed many of your people – and of mine as well."

Adams, Eddie

(photographer in 1968) , speaking English:
-  "The man was caught as he came out from the building next to a pagoda. This was the best material that we had, so we followed them in the streets. Then suddenly a man appeared next to me. I was not further away from the captive than two meters. Then I saw as the man reached for his gun. "

Lop, Nguyen Thi

(Widow of Vietcong) , speaking Vietnamese:
-  "His troop wanted to retreat but they were already surrounded by soldiers. They could only escape through a river. My husband fought on to ensure the retreat of his comrades. Then he was arrested."

Miles, Ed

(Vietnam veteran) , speaking English:
-  "With the Tet attack they showed that they wanted to win the war at any price. After this we had to fight to survive."

Lop, Nguyen Thi

(Widow of Vietcong) , speaking Vietnamese:
-  "I did not know anything about my husband. He only said the he visits a course during the night and after that I did not hear anything from him."

Additional infos:

The Tet Offensive
1st February 1968
Saigon
South Vietnam

On the last day of January, the Vietnamese pay tribute to their ancestors. Unknown to the Americans, theIr enemy celebrated the Tet New Year Festival two days early. On the 31st January 1968, the offensive began.


Photographer Eddie Adams captures a moment that will win him the Pulitzer prize. Police Chief General Nguyễn Ngọc Loan summarily executes a Vietcong prisoner, Nguyễn Văn Lém.

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