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Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick, The

Synopsis
This 18-hour documentary offers an in-depth analysis of one of the most divisive and controversial events in American history: the Vietnam War. Episodes include:
1-Déjà vu (1858-1961): After a century of French occupation, Vietnam emerges independent but divided.
2-Riding the Tiger (1961-1963): As a communist insurgency gains strength, JFK wrestles with US involvement in Vietnam.
3-The River Styx (January 1964-December 1965).
4-Resolve (January 1966-June 1967): US soldiers discover Vietnam is unlike their fathers’ war, as the antiwar movement grows.
5-This is What We Do (July 1967-December 1967): President Johnson escalates the war while promising the public that victory is in sight.
6- Things Fall Apart: (January 1968-July 1968): Shaken by the Tet Offensive, assassinations and unrest, America seems to be coming apart.
7- The Veneer of Civilization" (June 1968-May 1969): After chaos reings the Democratic Convention, Nixon, promising peace, wins the presidency.
8- The History of the World" (April 1969-May 1970): Nixon withdraws troops but upon sending forces to Cambodia the anti-war movement reignites.
9- A Disrespectful Loyalty" (May 1970-March 1973): South Vietnam fights alone as Nixon and Kissinger find a way out for America. POWs return.
10- The Weight of Memory" (March 1973-Onward): Saigon falls and the war ends. Americans & Vietnamese from all sides seek reconciliation.
Language
English (United States)
Country
United States
Year of release
2017
Subjects
American Studies
Keywords
France; history; USA; Vietnam; Vietnam war; political history; Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969)

Credits

Director
Ken Burns; Lynn Novick

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£69.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
1080 minutes
Year
2018

Production Company

Name

PBS

Web
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