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Vietnam War

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  • Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Lionsgate Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: Jan. 15 2008
  • Run Time: 346 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000WOSB0K
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #62,718 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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THE HISTORY CHANNEL commemorates the 40th anniversary of key Vietnam War events

Four decades after the Tet Offensive and the beginning of the Paris Peace Accords, THE HISTORY CHANNEL presents its first Vietnam War DVD set. Timed to release as ongoing political coverage compares the current situation in Iraq to the Vietnam War, this extensive 2-disc collection profiles the decision makers and chronicles key events, from the advisors' arrival in 1959 to the airlift from the roof of the American Embassy in 1975.

Archival footage and interviews with historians and veterans reveal the military and political strategies in play, and rare footage from the CBS News archives takes viewers to the frontlines to witness the daily struggles of American servicemen and women.

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Very good footage and interviews with US veterans but as I was watching I kept wondering about the Vietnamese perspective. Where were the South and North Vietnamese veterans or civilians and how did they perceive the war?
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Not too bad, they could have put a lot more truth in this one but they didn't do a complete whitewash of the truth
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37 of 43 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f19a4d4) out of 5 stars MY Uncle Says July 11 2008
By Clarence Oliver - Published on
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My Uncle went to Vietnam, volunteer, and though he said he found it to leave out some information, he found the entire documentary quite thorough in its details of the war as he remembered it. He pointed out only a few details that they brought out about the reasons for going, the problems with the stay, and the internal combustion of the government who tried to fight the war instead of letting the soldiers fight it that he thought were really interesting, and really true to his opinion of what happened to the war. He felt all and all that this documentary was good for someone that was there, and certainly good for me, who wasn't even alive then.
24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f19a00c) out of 5 stars Not fully comprehensive, but focused and accurate May 11 2008
By Heber De O. Silva - Published on
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This History Channel documentary does not intend to be a fully comprehensive account about the Vietnam War, but a selection of decisive points in the war. It has good footage, most of it appears to be exclusive. The explanation about the battles selected becomes even stronger with the personal accounts of military involved in them. In fact, a very fine acquisition to a war video collection.
33 of 42 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f199b28) out of 5 stars The View of a Viet Nam Combat Vet Nov. 22 2010
By hatesamazom - Published on
I've read all the reviews, I've seem all the movies and Documentaries,nothing comes close to what Viet Nam was like for the Combat Vet. I served 3 tours in Viet Nam and what this does not show like all the others, was the smells and oders of the dead and dying ,that is something you can never forget or never describe. The true sounds of the war. What it felt like to see your best friend in pieces on the ground. I to was a Volenteer, and came back 3 times total, not because I loved it but I was young dumb and single. I really thought I could save a Dad with kids from going over. War is War I won't go into the details this missed or was right about it. When I came back from my last tour I was in the Hospital For over a Year. During the last few month I was able to leave the hospital for afew hours, that I loved , what I hated we were not allowed to wear our uniforms off base. Seems they were offencive to many of the locals. The things that went on in that country cost me alot , my first heart attack at 29, 3 bouts with cancer, at 61 I can bearly walk, but that is ok I am better off then many. For many many year I hate what the war did to me and others , I hated the way We were treated when we came home, I hate the fact that many more died after coming home from everything for cancer to taking their own lives. For year I could not stand watching how good the troops were treated when they were coming home from other wars, I felt cheat again, I was jealous. Two weeks ago that all changed. I was in a Fry's store (a supermarket ) It was Vetern's week so Had on a Viet Nam vet hat and shirt. I was standing looking at something and felt a light tapping on my back. I turn to find what looked to be a brother and sister maybe 7 to 8 years old, they looked up at me ( i could see just alittle fear in their eyes ). The little girl said to me "Welcome Home and the Little boy put out his hand for me to shake and said to me " Thank you for Serving ". I know it was the parents that told the kids what to do and say. I thanked them both with a salute and a thank you and spent the rest of my time in the store with tears in my eyes. That meant more to me then all the metals, everything. If you want to change a Vets life especially a Viet Nam Vet next time you see one please just take a second and say "Welcome Home " thank you for your time and to All Vets From All Wars, THANK YOU AND WELCOME HOME ,,,,,,,,,,
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f199f30) out of 5 stars Good item! July 23 2009
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I bought this for my father, a Vietnam War veteran, and he loves it! The History Channel is usually pretty reliable when it comes to documentaries, and this one is no exception. Highly recommended!
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f1998b8) out of 5 stars Some aspects are enlightening....others are not July 19 2010
By JES - Published on
I was looking for more information than this documentary provided. The segments on the Khe San and the city of Hue were worth watching, and it provides you a good insight into how the Marines did an oustanding job DEFEATING the NVA in the city of Hue/citadel, even though the Marines were greatly outnumbered. I didn't care about the personal accounts from the journalists and the segment called "Command Decisions"----would have just preferred a narrative. Anyway, I was expecting a more comprehensive narrative about the war....but it may capture some aspects of the war that you won't see in other documentaries. It sounds like the National Geographic doc on Vietnam may have been a better choice for what I was looking for.