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The Vietnam War

Season 1
201518+

The USA's fear of communism caused American troops to go into Vietnam under President Kennedy in 1961. A war fought nightly on TV, it engendered a huge anti-war movement. By 1973, Nixon had resigned and the US was forced to withdraw in 1975. From British Pathé TV's Military Collection.

Starring
John SwainBob SimonBen Kiernan
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English [CC]
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Episodes (3)

  1. 1. Vietnam and the War
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    April 29, 2015
    43min
    18+
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    In this episode: Vietnam's early history, its people, dynastic struggles and invasions. The French, the Japanese in WWII and the rise of communism in 1941. The emergence of Ho Chi Minh, nationalism into communism. The effect of the domino theory, JFK's assassination and the Gulf of Tonkin incident. The US drawn into bloody conflict.
  2. 2. The TV War
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    May 6, 2015
    43min
    18+
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    In this episode: Early domination with Operation Thunder, three years of B52 raids, napalm and Agent Orange drops. The Vietcong Tet Offensive, anti-war demos, the Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy assassinations, My Lai massacre.
  3. 3. Fallout & Recovery
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    May 14, 2015
    45min
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    In this episode: Nixon orders the majority of US troops back. Watergate. The US embassy is evacuated. The South faces a backlash from the North and US veterans face dishonour and neglect back home.

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Network
British Pathé TV (3DD Productions)
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18+ Adults. Learn more