The Vietnam War

This Is What We Do (July 1967-December 1967)

American casualties and enemy body counts mount as Marines face deadly North Vietnamese ambushes and artillery south of the DMZ and Army units chase an elusive enemy in the central highlands. Hanoi lays plans for a massive surprise offensive, and the Johnson Administration reassures the American public that victory is in sight.

This Is What We Do (July 1967-December 1967)

1h 28m

American casualties and enemy body counts mount as Marines face deadly North Vietnamese ambushes and artillery south of the DMZ and Army units chase an elusive enemy in the central highlands. Hanoi lays plans for a massive surprise offensive, and the Johnson Administration reassures the American public that victory is in sight.

Previews + Extras

  • Finishing School: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Finishing School

    S1 E5 - 1m 1s

    A Marine contends that a dark side of human nature may be in us and that we are capable of tremendous violence.

  • Soldiers Adapt: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Soldiers Adapt

    S1 E5 - 1m 13s

    A Marine explains that soldiers have to adapt to the atrocities of war.

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

    Episode Five | Preview

    S1 E5 - 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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