Friday, April 29, 2005

Everything You Thought You Knew Is Wrong!

The New York Times reveals that the famous photo of the helicopter leaving the US Embassy at the end of the Vietnam War was, well, 'mislabelled.' It actually was NOT leaving from the Embassy but from an apartment building occupied by the CIA. An excerpt from the Times (registration required):
"Well, like so many things about the Vietnam War, it's not exactly what it seems. In fact, the photo is not of the embassy at all; the helicopter was actually on the roof of an apartment building in downtown Saigon where senior Central Intelligence Agency employees were housed."

Guess there needs to be some textbook editing soon, hmm?
Thanks to Hit and Run, everyone's favorite group of jolly libertarians, for the link.
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