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CLIP 11803

Attitudes of a US serviceman in Vietnam

Attitudes of a US serviceman in Vietnam

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Key Info
  • Attitudes of a US serviceman in Vietnam
  • Duration: 01:36
  • A young US corporal describes his experiences in Vietnam. He is almost at the end of his term of service. He describes the constant danger of ambush and although he is calm and collected it is clear that these experiences take their toll. He openly says that he is a good soldier to save his own life, not to serve Uncle Sam. First broadcast in Panorama: Vietnam: The Other World 31st March 1969.
  • Subject:



    Vietnam: 1945-1974

  • Keywords: Vietnam, corporal, ambush
Ideas for use in class
  • What do you learn from this clip about the motivation and the mindset of US troops in Vietnam? Is the corporal just a one off - how could you find out?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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