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Old 29-06-2017, 10:17 PM
red in cumbria
 
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In living memory Vietnam has seen off the French, Yanks and Chinese. Only the Japs got the better of them - for a short while.
 
Old 29-06-2017, 11:05 PM
TripDownMiseryLane
 
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the thing that disappoints me about all the Vietnam history stuff is that it tends to concentrate on the experience of USA, losing the war, troops suffering etc and not enough on the absolutely insane way the yanks went about waging war on a third world country plus Laos and Cambodia and the suffering of those peoples that goes on to this day

The history of the Vietnam war is a history of crimes against humanity that the yanks are still up too.

This is worth a watch for the thinking behind the war from U.S. Secretary of Defence Robert S. McNamara, the chief architect of what could accurately be described as a genocidal war.

https://freedocumentaries.org/docume...the-fog-of-war
 
Old 30-06-2017, 06:09 PM
no fun
 
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Another good book

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Tun...old/030436715X
 
Old 30-06-2017, 06:52 PM
atticusgrinch
 
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Would only consider if it was less than five dorrar.
 
Old 25-09-2017, 07:11 PM
waynes ear's
 
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Tonight BBC4 at 9pm
 
Old 25-09-2017, 07:14 PM
Jethro
 
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Three episodes in. It's incredible. A complete re-evaluation of the subject. Trent Reznor score too
 
Old 25-09-2017, 07:16 PM
Buck
 
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Old 25-09-2017, 07:19 PM
Mr_Ed
 
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Tonight BBC4 at 9pm
Cheers... reminder rep is on its way
 
Old 25-09-2017, 07:21 PM
rubbernecker
 
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Three episodes in. It's incredible. A complete re-evaluation of the subject. Trent Reznor score too
John Pilger thinks it's revisionist gash and he's been pretty much on the money about Vietnam

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In a society often bereft of historical memory and in thrall to the propaganda of its “exceptionalism”, Burns’ “entirely new” Vietnam war is presented as “epic, historic work”. Its lavish advertising campaign promotes its biggest backer, Bank of America, which in 1971 was burned down by students in Santa Barbara, California, as a symbol of the hated war in Vietnam.
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I watched the first episode in New York. It leaves you in no doubt of its intentions right from the start. The narrator says the war “was begun in good faith by decent people out of fateful misunderstandings, American overconfidence and Cold War misunderstandings”.


https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/09...ng-of-history/
 
Old 25-09-2017, 07:25 PM
waynes ear's
 
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Nice one.
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