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Old September 17th, 2017, 06:38 PM
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Fallout Vietnam 10 part series on PBS.

The 10 part series (And 10 yrs. to make it.) on Vietnam starts tonight at 8pm EST. The documentary was directed by Ken Burns (Baseball & The Civil War) and Lynn Novick also a well known documentarian and looks like will be broadcast over the next 10 days. The show will be repeated in a "back to back" fashion. CBS News "Face the Nation" interviewed both directors this morning and is available online. The history will be shown with interviews from both sides of the issue whether from the field or politically etc. A couple of takeaways...

1.U.S. Marine: Very bitter ion the performance of the first models of the M-16 and personally "I hated them and I feared them. And the more I feared them, the more I hated them." that's a powerful statement.

2. NVA: After scenes showing U.S. combat troops smoking, he was saying how easy it was to track there movements and set up ambushes. They simply followed the cigarette butts in the jungle.

3. NVA: We watched propaganda movies of the protests in the U.S. and were told we were winning the war because their society was collapsing. Many of us felt the opposite, how strong they were because they allowed the protests. Something we would never have been allowed to do.

You might be able to watch it on PBS.org outside the U.S.

You might find out something new here as so many classified documents have evenly more recently been released.

The Official Trailers:
https://www.pbs.org/video/remember-uavfm1/
http://www.pbs.org/video/vietnam-war-extended-look/


Here's the link and they are showing it as well.
http://www.pbs.org/

THE LINK WORKS, tested it a couple of times.

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Thumbs up Re: Vietnam 10 part series on PBS.

Thanks for the heads up.

I've watched all ten episodes over the last couple of days. A very comprehensive and at times deeply harrowing account of the war.

I personally don't think we can do enough to thank that generation of young men for their service. To their country and the rest of what was then the free world.

The segment about the wall in the last episode was really very powerful.
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Default Re: Vietnam 10 part series on PBS.

They started running The Vietnam War here (the UK) on Monday. It is being shown on BBC 4.

It is also available in the UK on catch-up TV - including BBC iPlayer on the Internet: link.

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Default Re: Vietnam 10 part series on PBS.

They are running it in France and Germany too on the channel Arte. Albeit with close to 30 mins worth of content missing from each episode, because, typically, some genius decided that the schedule could not be altered to accommodate the full running time of each episode.

I'd stick to the full length versions in English, my German and French friends.

But, for the record, here is the mutilated version of the documentary as well:

https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/RC-015017/vietnam/
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Fallout Re: Vietnam 10 part series on PBS.

I appreciate the effort from the folks out here to "carrying the word through". I can assure you, that you'll learn one or two things you didn't know about the war and find the U.S. Presidential recorded phone and other conversations revealing as well. The inner workings and politics of the North Vietnamese also very enlightening as well.

Thanks to all for the "word".

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Fallout Re: Vietnam 10 part series on PBS.

This should wrap it up for me for this topic. Just finished watching the last chapter myself-very powerful as RecruitMonty pointed out.

Anyway, PBS in the U.S. to rebroadcast a Chapter every week starting this Tue. Oct. 03, 2017 @ 9PM EST over the next 10 weeks.

Take Care and Thank you all again!

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Default Re: Vietnam 10 part series on PBS.

Excellent doco; I am very happy that they are actually telling the North Vietnamese side of the story instead of just the U.S.A. version.
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