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In April 1975, in the closing days of the Vietnam War, more than 3000 babies were airlifted from Saigon orphanages and delivered into the arms of waiting couples in the US, Canada, Britain, Europe and Australia. It was the largest act of adoption in history. Although many Westerners saw Operation Babylift as a humanitarian necessity, many Vietnamese considered it kidnapping - particularly as some children were not, in fact, orphans.

Thirty years on, this powerful documentary tells the stories of three of the 281 children brought to Australia. Who are they today? And how do they feel about themselves and their past?

Come along one Monday of every month for another documentary showcasing the history of our nation.

When

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday 23 October 2023
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Contact

9747 5300

Where

Melton Library & Learning Hub
31 McKenzie Street
Melton VIC
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