April 29, 1975:
As the North Vietnamese Army surrounded Saigon, the order was given to evacuate.
In 19 hours, 81 helicopters air lifted nearly 6,000 Vietnamese and more than 1,000 Americans from Saigon during the largest helicopter evacuation in history. The Last to Leave documents the final day of the Vietnam War through the eyes of those who lived it. Featuring dramatic images and compelling firsthand accounts, this film captures the desperation, chaos and emotion from three unique perspectives.