Vietnam War

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War Documentary hosted by Walter Cronkite, published by CBS News in 1987 - English narration

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For decades, the war in Vietnam was the central drama on the stage of Southeast Asia. It was an intensely publicized war, the first television war that came roaring into the living rooms of America every night. This video set, narrated by Walter Cronkite, tells the story of that prolonged conflict as seen through the eyes of CBS News. Dan Rather, Morley Safer and Ed Bradley report the stories of American courage, failed programs, an elusive enemy and ultimately an end to a tragic war. It is all graphically shown in these superb CBS documentaries which tell the story of the most divisive war in American history and its effect on those who fought it.

Running Time: Over 12 Hours Color and B &W

[edit] The Seeds Of Conflict

From the French defeat at Dien Bien Phu to the Gulf of Tonkin incident, this program chronicles America's growing entanglement in Vietnam. Watch as the United States becomes mired in an escalating war for the hearts and minds of the Vietnamese people.

[edit] America Takes Charge

The arrival of the first American ground troops is followed by a massive buildup of US forces as the war becomes Americanized. Meet the soldiers and commanders, witness battles, the growing protests at home and aftermath of the massacre at My Lai.

[edit] Courage under Fire

This program features remarkable combat footage from the first American offensives through the incursion into Cambodia. Witness the valor and bravery of the ground troops, the daring helicopter pilots and the nurses who fought to save the wounded. This is an unforgettable portrait of the soldiers who faced death
on a daily basis.

[edit] The World of Charlie Company

Join the men of Charlie Company on a mission in Cambodia in 1970. This is a memorable insight into the inner conflict of the soldiers' personal views set against the realities of jungle combat.

[edit] The Elusive Enemy

Take an inside look at the weapons and tactics of the elusive and resourceful enemy in this program mostly filmed by the Viet Cong. You will also see how American forces tried to counter their enemy with technology and with " tunnel rats" who hunted the Viet Cong in their own hideouts.

[edit] The Tet Offensive

By 1968, American commanders thought they could see the light at the end of the tunnel. Then came the enemies' searing Tet holiday offensive, the coordinated attack on more than one hundred cities throughout South Vietnam. This program captures the ferocity of the desperate struggle in the cities of Vietnam and the stunned reaction in America.

[edit] Dateline Saigon

This is a portrait of Saigon, the teeming and sordid wartime capitol of South Vietnam. You will see Saigon at its best and worst and witness its fall to the North Vietnamese forces at the end of the war. Then revisit Saigon, now renamed Ho Chi Minh City, ten years after the war and witness the changes.

[edit] Fire from the Sky

This eye opening program is the story of the men and machines that dominated the air over Southeast Asia for ten years. Watch as the helicopter comes of age as a weapon and shares the sky with the screaming jet fighters. Follow a bombing mission over North Vietnam from the pre-flight briefing all the way to the target.

[edit] America Pulls Back

This is the war as it was fought during the last days of US involvement in Vietnam. It is a shocking story of poor morale, drug use and innocent victims of a brutal war. Watch as America struggles for a way out, the so called "peace with honor."

[edit] The End of the Road

From the withdrawal of the last US combat troops and the return of American POW's, to the fall of Saigon, this is the final chapter in the Vietnam War. Walk the Ho Chi Minh trail and witness the final offensive against the South. As Saigon falls, watch the last tragic act in a long and divisive war.

[edit] Legacies

The war in Vietnam was one of America's longest and most divisive conflicts. Go with the veterans and people that lived through the conflict to revisit the places and memories of a distant but unforgotten war.

[edit] Combat Veteran Interviews

Interviews with Leroy Cook (US Navy), Lynn Aikman (US Air Force) and Frank Cambria (US Army).

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Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
Video Bitrate: 1821 kbps
Video Resolution: 560x416
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.346:1
Frames Per Second: 29.970
Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3) AC3
Audio Bitrate: 128kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 58:14.392
Number Of Parts: 12
Part Size: 854,898,688 Bytes
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