BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 11772

Working with the threat of air raids

Working with the threat of air raids
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:



    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

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.