Category Archives: Saigon

The Story of the Tet Offensive

“At the end of January, the media will commemorate the fifty-year anniversary of one of the Vietnam War’s most pivotal moments: the Tet Offensive. On January 30, 1968, the combined forces of the Viet Cong, the People’s Liberation Armed Forces … Continue reading

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The Viet Cong Committed Atrocities, Too

Survivors covering the bodies of some of the 114 villagers in Dak Son killed by the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops in December 1967. “Under the cover of night on Dec. 5, 1967, a coalition of Viet Cong guerrillas … Continue reading

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The Vietnam War: 1945 – 1975 – New-York Historical Society

“The New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking exhibition on one of the most controversial events of the 20th century: the Vietnam War. Populating a 3,000-square-foot gallery with interpretive displays, digital media, artwork, artifacts, photographs, and documents, the exhibit provides an … Continue reading

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The Vietnam War Is Not Over

Marines marching in Danang, Vietnam, March 15, 1965 “‘The Vietnam War’ Ken Burns says in a recent interview, ‘was the most important event in American history since World War II.’ But, he explains, it’s also an event that tore the … Continue reading

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How Not to ‘Win Hearts and Minds’

A U.S. infantryman moving Vietnamese civilians from their village northwest of Saigon to protect them during a firefight with Viet Cong snipers. “From the early stages of the Vietnam War, American officials insisted that winning the hearts and minds (yes, … Continue reading

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The Deer Hunter – Michael Cimino (1978)

“The Deer Hunter is a 1978 American epic war drama film co-written and directed by Michael Cimino about a trio of Russian American steelworkers whose lives are changed forever after they fight in the Vietnam War. The three soldiers are … Continue reading

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South Vietnam’s ‘Daredevil Girls’

“It had been more than a week since Dang Nguyet Anh learned of a Vietcong attack in Phuoc Long Province, northeast of Saigon along the Cambodian border, where her husband was stationed. She had yet to hear from him, and … Continue reading

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