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The Vietnam War

3 x 1 hour for Discovery UK

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This fascinating 3 part series aired on the 40th anniversary of the US leaving Vietnam.

 

It explores everything from the impact of Christian missionaries and French colonialism, to Japan’s invasion during WWII, and the rise of Ho Chi Minh, the communist leader who would seize power in 1945, becoming prime minister and president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

 

That provided the catalyst for a power struggle that would see the nation divided into North and South and would eventually spark the Americas disastrous plan to invade and overthrow the Communist regime in the North, otherwise known as Operation Thunder.

 

Three years of B-52 raids, napalm and Agent Orange drops, and the horrific My Lai massacre are all examined in this series along with Vietnam’s impact back in America.

 

The conflict was the starting point for a decade of major unrest that would see huge anti-war demos across America, race riots, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, the Watergate scandal and ultimately America’s withdrawal from Saigon on April 30th 1975. This series analyses one of the most significant and controversial periods in 20th century history.

The Vietnam War – Teaser

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