Vietnam: the news story (D)

United States

TV show
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On the 8th march 1965, 3,5000 American marines landed on the beaches of DaNang - the first American combat troops to arrive in Vietnam. By 1967, there were half a million but the world’s most powerful war machine found it could not defeat a guerilla army a fraction of its size. It was, for the first time, a television war and TV news reports are a major feature of this program. The reporters who brought the sights and sounds of battle into American living rooms also told of Agent Orange, Napalm and My Lai. When Middle America saw the unrelenting footage they turned against it and the influence of television caused politicians to end a war in which one million Vietnamese and 60,000 Americans died. WARNING: CONTAINS SOME GRAPHIC TORTURE AND DEATH SCENES.

Credits

production company

I T N

producer

Graham Walker

Duration

00:58:00:00

Production places
United States

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324687

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Journalism

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → My Lai (Vietnam) - Massacre, 1968

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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