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 Post subject: Re: Vietnam Studies
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:56 am 
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Yes, as the episodes continue farther into the war, 66, 67, etc. the focus on the anti-war movement ... and focus on the "feelings" of a few ground pounders dominate ...
Innovation, successful operations, amazing feats of coordination are not discussed. Basically the war is not discussed as a war.
The anti-war movement is discussed in detail.

One plus, are the interviews with the NVA members, those are interesting.

But like 8 TFW innovation by Col Olds to ambush the Mig-21s, MACVSOG operations into Laos/Cambodia, Riverine (pre-joint) coordination ... was amazing ...

If I've read 100 memoirs of the war, they focus on trying to do the job assigned ... and so far, I have seen none of those sorts of stories in the movie and in my book they are more a part of the war than the anti-war movement and stories about storming the pentagon etc..

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 Post subject: Re: Vietnam Studies
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:36 pm 
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Yes, as I expected, the progressive view ... don't out right lie, just ignore anything counter to your view.

The two books I linked in my last post give a good view of the last years plus there this

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How I Began to Teach About the Vietnam War
Taylor, K.W.
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Volume XLIII, Issue 4: Viet Nam: Beyond the Frame, Fall 2004
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.act2080.0043.420


The Volume XLIII issue 4 is all Vietnam, only read Taylor's article, don't know whether the others are pro or con.

I'd posted it at viewtopic.php?p=318862#p318862 a thread about the above article.

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 Post subject: Re: Vietnam Studies
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:38 am 
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This may help Flashpoint Vietnam – The Road To War https://radio.foxnews.com/2017/08/16/fl ... ad-to-war/


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 Post subject: Re: Vietnam Studies
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:46 am 
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I'm amazed at how the trend has changed from black folk being part of American culture, to something moving in the other direction ... during my life time ... Chappie James was DCO of 8 TFW during operation bolo ... together ... "Blackman and Robin" ... lead the wing on 2 different missions which shut down the PVAN M-21s ... Chappie went on to become the head of NORAD in the mid-70s.

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Eye Candy ...

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USO PERFORMANCE AT FIRE BASE RAWLINGS TÂY NINH PROVINCE, VIETNAM, NOVEMBER 1969

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:04 pm 
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jwilkerson wrote:
Eye Candy ...

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USO PERFORMANCE AT FIRE BASE RAWLINGS TÂY NINH PROVINCE, VIETNAM, NOVEMBER 1969



Can't quite make out the unit patch, but it looks like 'The Electric Strawberry', 25th ID. ;)

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