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    Battle Green Vietnam

    SUNY professor Elise Lemire looked at the anti-war protest by the New England chapter of Vietnam Veterans Against the War over the 1971 Memorial Day weekend. The event resulted in the…

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    The Years of Protest and Dissent

    This Vietnam War-era U.S. Air Force film outlines specific laws limiting free speech, dissent and political activity of military personnel. The host of the film argues that there is a…

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    You Don't Belong Here

    Journalist Elizabeth Becker recalled the work of three women who were war reporters in Vietnam. This was a virtual event hosted by Columbia University.

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    Vietnam Anti-War Movement

    Professor David Farber teaches twentieth-century American history at Temple University in Philadelphia. In this lecture to a history class he focused on the origin of the 1960s Vietnam anti-war…

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    Post-Vietnam War Refugees

    University of Michigan professor Melissa Borja taught a class about Southeast Asian migration to the United States and post-Vietnam War refugees. She examined how laws and public opinion…

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    Eight Flags for 99 Cents

    Made in response to President Nixon’s November 3, 1969, “Silent Majority” speech, this film explores the thoughts and opinions of working-class residents of a Chicago neighborhood. Funded…

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    Vietnam War Correspondent Joseph Galloway Oral History Interview

    Joseph Galloway was a correspondent for United Press International during the Vietnam War. He described his time in the war zone including his first day in country. In 1998, Mr. Galloway received…

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    Vietnam War Veteran David Bockel Oral History Interview

    Major General David Bockel (Ret.) talked about his service during the Vietnam War including his involvement in Operation Junction City. This interview is from the Veterans History Project and was…

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    President Richard Nixon Address on the Situation in Southeast Asia

    In a televised address to the nation from the White House, President Nixon announced that U.S. and South Vietnamese forces would attack North Vietnamese military bases in Cambodia along the…

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    The Whole World is Watching

    This film by the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department documents a series of anti-Vietnam War actions by about 45,000 protesters in 1971. Blocking access to government buildings and disrupting traffic,…

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    Lawrence Roberts on the Mayday Protests of 1971

    Tens of thousands of anti-Vietnam War protesters -- young people and military veterans alike -- converged on Washington, D.C., in May 1971. More than 7,000 of them were arrested in a single day. American History TV…

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    Vietnam! Vietnam!

    This U.S. Information Agency documentary is the final film directed by five-time Oscar winner John Ford, who supported U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Narrated by actor Charlton…

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    Vietnam War Soldier and Civilian Peace Initiatives

    Historian Christian Appy and peace activist Cora Weiss delivered keynote talks on U.S. soldier and civilian peace initiatives during the Vietnam War. Their remarks were part of a conference in…

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    Vietnam, Walter Cronkite and Public Opinion

    On February 27, 1968, CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite closed a special report on Vietnam with a pessimistic assessment of the U.S. war effort. Mr. Cronkite’s remarks are often cited as a turning point in American…

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    Vietnam War POW Leon Ellis Oral History Interview

    Leon Ellis served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. His plane was shot down during a bombing run and he was held in North Vietnam as a prisoner of war for five years. Mr. Ellis…

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    Secrets

    Daniel Ellsberg talked about his book, Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers, published by Viking Press. Mr. Ellsberg was a Defense Department analyst in 1971 when he…

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    Village by Village, A Report on the Bombing of North Vietnam

    Four American peace activists with Medical Aid for Indochina visited North Vietnam to survey damage, injuries, and civilian deaths caused by United States bombing campaigns ordered by…

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    President Nixon Address on Vietnam War'

    President Nixon addressed the nation from the Oval Office on April 7, 1971, to announce progress in military operations that justified an accelerated withdrawal of American troops from…

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    A Chronology of Hope

    Released in 1969, “A Chronology of Hope” is a U.S. Information Agency film promoting America’s diplomatic efforts to negotiate an end to the Vietnam War from 1964 to the beginning of the…

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    Vietnam War Nurse Donna Rowe Oral History Interview

    Donna Curtis Rowe served as a U.S. Army nurse during the Vietnam War. She described her training, experiences, and interactions with the Vietnamese people in this interview from the Veterans…

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