The Vietnam War

The History of the World (April 1969-May 1970)

With morale plummeting in Vietnam, President Nixon begins withdrawing American troops. As news breaks of an unthinkable massacre committed by American soldiers, the public debates the rectitude of the war, while an incursion into Cambodia reignites antiwar protests with tragic consequences.

The History of the World (April 1969-May 1970)

1h 52m

With morale plummeting in Vietnam, President Nixon begins withdrawing American troops. As news breaks of an unthinkable massacre committed by American soldiers, the public debates the rectitude of the war, while an incursion into Cambodia reignites antiwar protests with tragic consequences.

Previews + Extras

  • Quang Ngai: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Quang Ngai

    S1 E8 - 1m 15s

    A GI talks about the danger of landmines and the courage it took just to walk in Vietnam.

  • Episode Eight | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode Eight | Preview

    S1 E8 - 30s

    In an immersive narrative, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never-before been told on film. THE VIETNAM WAR features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.

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