The Vietnam War is a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. In an immersive 360-degree narrative, Burns and 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 100 witnesses.Visit The Vietnam War | Vietnamese Subtitles Website
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After a century of French occupation, Vietnam emerges independent but divided.
As a communist insurgency gains strength, JFK wrestles with US involvement in Vietnam.
With South Vietnam near collapse, LBJ bombs the North and sends US troops to the South.
US soldiers discover Vietnam is unlike their fathers’ war, as the antiwar movement grows.
President Johnson escalates the war while promising the public that victory is in sight.
Shaken by the Tet Offensive, assassinations and unrest, America seems to be coming apart.
After chaos roils the Democratic Convention, Nixon, promising peace, wins the presidency.
Nixon withdraws troops but upon sending forces to Cambodia the antiwar movement reignites.
A mother wonders how she'll be informed if her son is injured in combat.
A soldier describes the enormous high and enormous costs of combat.
Rather than serve in the military during the Vietnam War, some Americans went to Canada.
A Marine phones his mother when he doesn't think he'll make it out of Vietnam alive.
With the Vietnam War ramping up, college students begin to worry about the draft.
A GI talks about his fear of land mines, and the courage it took just to walk in Vietnam.
A decorated Army veteran talks about the young men who fought the Vietnam War.
A GI recalls how the Vietnam War divided American society.
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