The Vietnam War

Resolve (January 1966-June 1967)

Defying American airpower, North Vietnamese troops and materiel stream down the Ho Chi Minh Trail into the south, while Saigon struggles to “pacify the countryside.” As an antiwar movement builds back home, hundreds of thousands of soldiers and Marines discover that the war they are being asked to fight in Vietnam is nothing like their fathers’ war.

Resolve (January 1966-June 1967)

1h 57m

Defying American airpower, North Vietnamese troops and materiel stream down the Ho Chi Minh Trail into the south, while Saigon struggles to “pacify the countryside.” As an antiwar movement builds back home, hundreds of thousands of soldiers and Marines discover that the war they are being asked to fight in Vietnam is nothing like their fathers’ war.

Previews + Extras

  • New York City March, 1967: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    New York City March, 1967

    S1 E4 - 1m 24s

    An antiwar activist recalls a large protest march in New York City, where Martin Luther King, Jr., called for an end to the bombing.

  • Humanity: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Humanity

    S1 E4 - 55s

    A Viet Cong soldier realizes his American enemies, like his own countrymen, have a profound sense of humanity.

  • Ho Chi Minh Trail: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ho Chi Minh Trail

    S1 E4 - 1m 20s

    A Vietnamese woman recalls her efforts as a youth volunteer with other women on the Ho Chi Minh trail to keep roads open, despite harsh conditions and constant bombings.

  • Losses in His Family: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Losses in His Family

    S1 E4 - 57s

    A Viet Cong soldier recalls losing several family members in the war. And yet many young people, even in his family, still joined the resistance.

  • Understanding the Enemy: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Understanding the Enemy

    S1 E4 - 2m 56s

    Duong Van Mai Elliott recalls her experiences researching communists in Vietnam for the RAND corporation.

  • Rolling Thunder: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Rolling Thunder

    S1 E4 - 1m 10s

    President Johnson and Defense Secretary McNamara discuss the bombing campaign and strategy by phone.

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

    Episode Four | Preview

    S1 E4 - 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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