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CLIP 11772

Working with the threat of air raids

Working with the threat of air raids
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Key Info
  • Working with the threat of air raids
  • Duration: 01:52
  • North Vietnam faced regular, and extremely heavy, air bombardment during the Vietnam War from US aircraft. Despite this North Vietnam was able to continue its war effort. One of its key resources was coal. This report details the workings of one huge coal mine and how the workers in it adapted to the threat of air raids. The terror of an air raid is brought home very powerfully as the people scramble for shelters. First broadcast in 24 Hours 4th July 1966.
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    Vietnam: 1945-1974

  • Keywords: air raid, Vietnam, shelter, coal
Ideas for use in class
  • Do you think this film would have been broadcast in the USA? What effect might films like this have on attitudes towards the war?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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