Vietnam in HDHDClosed Captioning
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Their story is in danger of being lost to history. The men who came home from the Vietnam War represent a second silent generation. These are the men who won every battle in a lost war. Using the same experiential approach to storytelling as WWII in HD, HISTORY gives these veterans a voice. Through a collection of color Vietnam footage never seen by the public from private collections, museums, the U.S. government, veterans and news organizations as well as sources from Vietnam, they tell their stories and relive their struggles, courage and fears. This six-hour miniseries spans the massive initial troop build-up in 1965 to the fall of Saigon a decade later. Sound design builds on popular music from that era to powerfully evoke their experience.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Beginning (1964-1965)||In 1965, Operation Rolling Thunder roars across the skies over North Vietnam and the first U.S. ground troops land in the South. American soldiers are outnumbered in the Ia Drang Valley, the first major battle of the war.||43:33||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSearch & Destroy (1966-1967)||American troops launch widespread "search and destroy" operations; body count, not territory, becomes the measure of success in Vietnam. Charles Brown fights for survival on the bloody slopes of Hill 875 and at home, the American public begins to question U.S. military strategy.||43:32||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Tet Offensive (1968)||The enemy gains ground when the massive Tet Offensive catches the Americans by surprise. At Khe Sanh and Pleiku, U.S. troops are under siege. Americans mount a counteroffensive but the shock of the assault ignites anti-war fervor at home.||43:37||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoAn Endless War (1968-1969)||The turmoil of 1968 helps Nixon win the presidency. Troop strength in Vietnam peaks and the draft accelerates. Karl Marlantes endures bitter jungle fighting on Hill 484, and draftee Arthur Wiknik gets a grim introduction to combat on "Hamburger Hill". But shortly after "winning" both hills, US troops abandon them.||43:20||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoA Changing War (1969-1970)||Troop withdrawals begin as the Americans train their ARVN allies to take over the war. Gery Benedetti patrols the hostile waters of the Mekong Delta. James Anderson leads a battalion into Cambodia after Nixon's controversial order. Don DeVore struggles to survive a fierce night attack, and Anne Purcell gets promising news about her husband.||43:37||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPeace With Honor (1970-1975)||Bob Clewell's helicopter crew comes under intense fire in one of the final operations of the war. Joe Galloway returns to Vietnam and in Washington, D.C., Barry Romo throws down his medals in protest. The last American troops return home and POW wife Anne Purcell awaits word of her husband's fate. The fall of Saigon brings the unification of Vietnam.||42:20||$2.99||View In iTunes|
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"There are some events that are so overwhelming that you can't simply be a witness and it will be with you all of you days." This statement is what truly pulls me to want to see what the man is talking about.
This is truly a great undertaking. Many people do not appreciate this conflict, although it is the 3rd bloodiest in America's history. The polotics of the war are just overwhelming, this is the first time in our history in which being in the military was frowned upon. Since we did not honor this stupendous genreation then it is great that we should do it now. People jump immediately to respect Iraqi war veterans, which is the right idea, however, it is the Vietnam war veterans that deserve the utmost respect. Especially since they have been bereft of it for so long.
I couldn't make it past the 10 minute mark in this unforgivable production. Let's be clear here folks, and I hope the obviously young filmmakers who worked on this project hear this loud and clear. You cannot and must not ever stretch 4:3 content out to wide-screen 16:9! Yes, you've seen other low-quality film production companies do the same thing, because they thought it was okay, because they saw other people doing it. They were wrong -- you were wrong.
100 years of filmmaking, and not until this decade have people dared to assume that viewers were so unsophisticated and ignorant, that they would consider warping the image of a movie so that it fit an aspect ratio, as even remotely acceptable.