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End of and Empire – Walter Cronkite (1962)

“This 1962 episode of the TV show ‘The 20th Century’ presents the story of the French involvement in Indochina and the devastating collapse at Dien Bien Phu. The program starts with a short history of the region, beginning with the … Continue reading

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America’s Enemy: 1957-1967

A strategic air command B-52 bomber with externally mounted, 750-pound bombs heads toward its target about 56 miles northwest of Saigon near Tay Ninh on November 2, 1965. “… The first years of involvement by US combat troops is seen … Continue reading

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LBJ Goes to War: 1964-1965, America Takes Charge: 1965-1967

“… When LBJ became President there were some 16,000 advisers in South Vietnam and some of those were involved in combat. The President’s main concern at the time was the war on poverty and the building of what he called … Continue reading

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Roots of a War (1945–1953), The First Vietnam War

“… The initial episode deals with the history of Vietnam up to 1954. By 1885 the French were in control of Indochina and over the next 20 years or so pacified the population. Central to the 20th century history of … Continue reading

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Phạm Văn Đồng

“Phạm Văn Đồng ( listen; 1 March 1906 – 29 April 2000) was a Vietnamese politician who served as Prime Minister of North Vietnam from 1955 to 1976 and, following unification, as Prime Minister of Vietnam from 1976 until he retired … Continue reading

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