The plane, a C-5A 'Galaxy', was carrying children, 44 escorts, 16crewmen and 2 flight nurses. These numbers vary according to which news articles you read as totals vary between to on-board.
When I stopped to take some pictures, the elderly owner came out, smiling, and asked where I was from. Was I here during the war? I was, I said, in the Army. Then he raised his arms like he was firing a rifle. I chuckled, struggling for an appropriate response. So he decided to wait. Why did we get involved in the first place?
Who thought that was a good idea? Many estimates soar far above those. Millions more were wounded.
For the next 80 years France plundered the region for its rubber, tin and other resources, impoverishing its workers while creating a servile class of French-speaking native bureaucrats to carry out its orders, all largely financed by the opium trade.
By the early 20th century, Vietnamese patriots began organizing a resistance. One of them was Ho Chi Minh. The French colonial army fought on—financed largely by the U. Two years later, the dictatorial regime installed by Washington in Saigon, honeycombed with French-trained bureaucrats and landowners, cancelled the elections knowing that Ho Chi Minh would win.
And now the American war was on. Burns and Novick know all of this—indeed, they explicate the turn of events with admirable force and verve aided by the stellar and precise writing of historian Geoffrey Ward.
Marine Corps soldiers usher suspected Viet Cong members, including one woman, through the rubble of a village in Washington policymakers and the first wave of the American reporters in South Vietnam redefine the war simplistically as a fight for freedom.
And Burns further obscures such facts with melancholy story-telling. In the classic fashion that he displayed in such previous epics as The Civil WarBaseballJazz and many other widely beloved documentaries, the master documentarian weaves his Vietnam saga with the threads of individual dramas.
Ho Chi Minh, for example, was shunted aside by more hard-core party leaders in the mids, the series shows, even as he remained the face of the revolution in the United States and around the world. Their ouster from the leadership was a closely held secret. There was politics within Hanoi, within the Communist Party, and there's vicious politics now.
Though they did allow access to the Vietnamese subtitled versiona company representative says. Nor is it likely that The Vietnam War will heal the wounds of war or settle old disputes here over the course of its week run. On the sidewalk of what used to be a combat zone, we talked about our individual slices of the war, mimicked gunshots at each other, and parted in laughter.
We were brothers-in-arms, finally, happy to be alive. Jeff Stein with friend Da Nang. Army Intelligence case officer in South Vietnam during and Vietnam War Weapons. Prior to President Kennedy committing more U.S.
military advisors, in the early s, a new concept in rifles was introduced by the Armalite Corp. and Colt. Again the gas system was upgraded. The weight was reduced to 6 pounds which reduced the potential fatigue of the infantryman loaded with other equipment.
Vietnam is a fast-growing expat destination, and one of the more popular places for retirees, expats, and digital nomads living in Southeast Asia. Military Aspects Results of the War Korean War vs Vietnam War Comparison of the Wars Cold War Significance Effects on Civilians Settlement Similarities Differences Similarities Korean War was conventional warfare.
This content resource is an interactive tour of Ellis Island. Students can explore different rooms in the main building at Ellis Island, and can view original photographs, listen to audio, or watch video.
Capt. Alexander of Westwood, NJ, and Lt. Orlowski of Detroit, MI, died November 30, Alexander, stationed at the 85th Evac., and Orlowski, stationed at the 67th Evac.
in Qui Nhon, had been sent to a hospital in Pleiku to help out during a push. Buy Online, Pick up in Store is currently unavailable, but this item may be available for in-store purchase. In the early hours of January 31, , the North Vietnamese launched over one hundred attacks across South Vietnam in what would become known as the Tet Offensive.
The lynchpin of Tet was.