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A pacified village
A pacified village

Duration: 02:50

A report about a pacified village, which is meant to be free of Vietong influence but in reality it is not.

 
Attitudes of a US serviceman in Vietnam
Attitudes of a US serviceman in Vietnam

Duration: 01:36

A young US corporal describes his experiences in Vietnam.

 
Background to the Vietnam War
Background to the Vietnam War

Duration: 03:18

An overview of how and why the USA got involved in Vietnam and also the motivation and tactics of the Vietcong.

 
Civilian casualties and hostility towards US forces
Civilian casualties and hostility towards US forces

Duration: 05:30

The difficulties American forces faced in winning over hearts and minds in Vietnam.

 
Contrasting tactics of US and Vietcong forces
Contrasting tactics of US and Vietcong forces

Duration: 03:57

A look at the contrast between US and Vietcong tactics, and the impact of Vietcong tactics on US troops.

 
Domino Theory and the reasons for US involvement in Vietnam
Domino Theory and the reasons for US involvement in Vietnam

Duration: 02:15

US President Johnson sets out the case for US involvement in Vietnam.

 
Impact of US air power
Impact of US air power

Duration: 02:08

The impact of US air power on North Vietnam, both physical and psychological.

 
New regime in Vietnam
New regime in Vietnam

Duration: 02:34

In 1975 South Vietnam finally fell to Nationalist / Communist forces of North Vietnam and the Vietcong. This report looks at how the new regime set about establishing itself.

 
North Vietnam under the pressures of war
North Vietnam under the pressures of war

Duration: 02:16

Report on the impact of the Vietnam War on life and society in North Vietnam. Children are evacuated from the towns and local villages become military forces.

 
Protests against the Vietnam war
Protests against the Vietnam war

Duration: 03:18

Ex-servicemen turn against the Vietnam War and join protest demonstrations.’

 
Refugees in South Vietnam 1966
Refugees in South Vietnam 1966

Duration: 3:20

Refugees from the war between the Vietcong and South Vietnamese government are shipped out in poor conditions.

 
Robert Kennedy - concerns about Vietnam
Robert Kennedy - concerns about Vietnam

Duration: 03:24

A speech by a US Senator reveals the growing unease in the USA about the cost of war in Vietnam and whether the USA can achieve victory.

 
Robert Kennedy has doubts about Vietnam War
Robert Kennedy has doubts about Vietnam War

Duration: 00:52

Robert Kennedy questions US actions in Vietnam.

 
Strategic hamlets
Strategic hamlets

Duration: 02:22

The US government funded the South Vietnamese government’s programme of strategic hamlets in an attempt to take away the support base of the Vietcong among the ordinary Vietnamese people.

 
Tet Offensive - planning and scale
Tet Offensive - planning and scale

Duration: 04:35

The planning, preparation and scale of the Tet Offensive of 1968.

 
Tet Offensive and its impact
Tet Offensive and its impact

Duration: 02:21

In January 1968 the Vietcong launched the Tet Offensive against South Vietnam and US forces. It was seen by some as a turning point in the war.

 
The destruction of Hue City 1968
The destruction of Hue City 1968

Duration: 04:53

BBC Panorama report looks at the civilian casualties of the Tet Offensive in 1968 in the city of Hue.

 
The fall of Saigon 1975
The fall of Saigon 1975

Duration: 01:56

Saigon falls to the North Vietnam and Vietcong forces.

 
The Tet Offensive: a turning point?
The Tet Offensive: a turning point?

Duration: 03:39

Peter and Dan snow argue the case that the Tet Offensive was the turning point in the Vietnam War.

 
US Army official historian
US Army official historian

Duration: 03:22

The official US historian of the Vietnam War records an incident in the war and then talks about the USA's war aims.

 
US attitudes towards Vietnam War
US attitudes towards Vietnam War

Duration: 02:28

An election campaign in Baltimore in 1967, raises questions about Vietnam.

 
US recruits arrive in Vietnam
US recruits arrive in Vietnam

Duration: 03:17

Young conscripts arrive in Vietnam from the USA and talk about how they feel about the war.

 
US tactics fail to defeat Vietcong
US tactics fail to defeat Vietcong

Duration: 03:24

US forces struggle to locate the Vietcong, and their tactics alienated the ordinary people.

 
US troops on patrol against Vietcong
US troops on patrol against Vietcong

Duration: 05:34

US troops Search villages to try to locate and destroy Vietcong forces.

 
Vietcong tunnels explored
Vietcong tunnels explored

Duration: 03:28

The tunnel networks of the Vietcong.

 
Working with the threat of air raids
Working with the threat of air raids

Duration: 01:52

North Vietnamese workers shelter from American air raids.

 

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