It's Edward Winslow's first trip to the North… Hanoi…where he reconnects with an old friend from the waning days of a long ago war. His memories are of the past, in the days leading up to the Fall of Da Nang to the Communist North in March of 1975. The cast of characters include the few American advisors left over from an earlier time…the women they're involved with or seek to be involved with…ARVN soldiers and generals…civilian aid workers.
Along the Ho Chi Minh Trail and the A Shau Valley, fighters from the North, the 'bo dai' struggle to survive and conquer. In Saigon a soldier from Australia connects with these American stragglers from Da Nang, who are preparing for their final exodus. There is the American Ambassador, the president of World Airways, the station chief of the CIA. This scene is well beyond the sex, drugs and rock and roll war of the Sixties. It's a story of disillusionment and failure…but also hope for a future.