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Midwatch, Tachens Evacuation

A landing ship is in the waves just off the beach US planes fly overhead
Description: Painting, Mixed Media on Board; by Richard Genders; 1955; Unframed Dimensions 15H X 22W
Accession #: 88-190-AG
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Though the Korean War had cooled to a truce, other confrontations with Communism in Asia reinforced the need for conventional war capability.  The Navy helped in the evacuation of refugees from North Vietnam to South Vietnam in 1954-5 as part of “Passage to Freedom,” and in 1955 Taiwanese forces and civilians were evacuated from the Tachen (or Dachen) Islands.

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