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Vietnam War Films & Documentaries Collection DVD, Download, USB Drive

Vietnam War Films & Documentaries Collection DVD, Download, USB Drive
Vietnam War Films & Documentaries Collection DVD, Download, USB Drive
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7 Hours Of American Involvement In The Vietnam War! 30 Films Aimed At The Hearts And Minds Of Americans Concerning Their Longest War, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS In An Archival Quality 4 Disc All Regions Format DVD Set, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #VietnamWarFilms #FirstIndochinaWar #Indochina #VietMinh #LeagueForTheIndependenceOfVietnam #HoChiMinh #NorthVietnam #France #FrenchColonialEmpire #BaoDai #NgoDinhDiem #Annamites #VietnamWar #SecondIndochinaWar #ResistanceWarAgainstAmerica #ColdWar #SouthVietnam #VietnamWar #SecondIndochinaWar #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive

Contents:

UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL JANUARY 16TH 1947: ENVOYS PROBE INDO-CHINA REBELLION (Black/White, 1947, 1:11)
consists of a quick, sweeping overview of the French Foreign Minister's visit to Angkor Wat, meeting frightened peasants and projecting nervous smiles, in the early days of the post-WWII Viet Minh rebellion.

A DAY IN AMERICA (Color, 1968, 28:48)
Consists of what amounts to a Pledge of Allegiance to the Department of Defense (you actually do see students Pledging Allegiance while the Defense Department Seal flashes on-screen). What you're pledged to defend is essentially everything that can be claimed American, multicultural style. Sprinkled liberally throughout are unique glimpses of just about every aspect of life in the U.S. as it existed at the time of filming (1968), while images of men in arms are kept to a carefully-timed-for-emphasis minimum. Americana shots include model rocketry, space program, pseudo-psychedlic nightlife (watch for the hippies with yellow teeth!), professional baseball & rodeo, high school football. Military shots include Marines in basic training, the Coast Guard in Helicopter patrols, Vietnam vets returning to the U.S.. Economic life vignettes display farmers, fisheries, lumberjacks, cowboys, doctors, construction workers (includes film of construction atop the World Trade Center!), movies (shows Barbara Streisand and Gene Kelly on a movie set!), steel, auto, textiles, clerical, computer. Cultural images include Native Americans, clergy & church services. And don't forget the leisure of "free time" and, most of all, the importance of the family!

BRINK OF DISASTER (Color, 1972, 28:41)
A film which summons the spirits of a circa 1972 student activist's ancestors, who proceed to beat him up before setting back the clock, returning to haunt him, but also to educate him. The head of the History Department attempts to assist them in this re-education, explaining to the Vietnam War veteran / football player / honor student that he's an unwitting dupe of a communist conspiracy to undermine American society. Amidst footage of the March on the Pentagon and protests at Lafayette Park on the one hand, and film of the Berlin Wall and the Invasion of Hungary on the other, the activist learns "What's Right with America", which is said to be, quite candidly, materialist superiority. "The Commies" haven't duped the shades of the Pioneer farmer who know Ben Franklin, the Sailor who knew Fulton, and the Mechanic who knew Ford (Franklin, Fulton, Ford - one more "F" & he'd be "4F"), and they tell their variously grand & greatly grand son exactly that. They win him over, and he decides he won't let the student rioters into the library to wreak wanton destruction after all - rather, he'll go & beat the hell out of them instead, shoulder-to-shouder with his teacher & disembodied kinfolk.

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: END OF AN EMPIRE: VIETNAM (Black/White, 24 Minutes.)
Walter Cronkite narrates as this venerable epic documentary series covers the French empirical experiment in Indochina that ended in the incredible battle of Dien Bien Phu.

THE NEWS MAGAZINE OF THE SCREEN VOL. 2 ISSUE 9 (EXCERPT) (Black/White, 1952, 0:48)
Brief newsreel report on French military operations against Vietnamese guerillas.

RED CHINESE BATTLE PLAN (Black/White, 1964, 25:15)
The U.S. Navy sponsored & produced this remarkable survey of the military and political history of the Chinese Communist revolution from 1921 to 1964. The "yellow peril" is here given bombastic propaganda treatment at a time when the U.S. was most immediately concerned with the prosecution of the war raging in China's neighboring country, Vietnam. The film goes some length in establishing a strong link between the two countries, which was accurate at the time though, as history has seen, only to a degree, and a rapidly eroding one at that.

UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL JUNE 6TH 1967: VIETNAM (Black/White, 1967, 0:47)
Shows the population of a Demilitarized Zone village forced to evacuate south by the US Marines due to Viet Cong military activity occurring in that sector.

TRAGEDY OR HOPE (Color, 1972, 24:43)
Summons the spirits of a circa 1972 student activist's ancestors, who proceed to beat him up before setting back the clock, returning to haunt him, but also to educate him. The head of the History Department attempts to assist them in this re-education, explaining to the Vietnam War veteran / football player / honor student that he's an unwitting dupe of a communist conspiracy to undermine American society. Amidst footage of the March on the Pentagon and protests at Lafayette Park on the one hand, and film of the Berlin Wall and the Invasion of Hungary on the other, the activist learns "What's Right with America", which is said to be, quite candidly, materialist superiority. "The Commies" haven't duped the shades of the Pioneer farmer who know Ben Franklin, the Sailor who knew Fulton, and the Mechanic who knew Ford (Franklin, Fulton, Ford - one more "F" & he'd be "4F"), and they tell their variously grand & greatly grand son exactly that. They win him over, and he decides he won't let the student rioters into the library to wreak wanton destruction after all - rather, he'll go & beat the hell out of them instead, shoulder-to-shouder with his teacher & disembodied kinfolk.

UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL MARCH 3RD 1967: AIRBASE SHIELD - SOVIET ROCKETS USED IN ATTACK (Black/White, 1967, 1:09)
The Viet Cong attack Danang airfield using the latest Soviet 140mm rockets from launchers as far as seven miles away to wage their heaviest & most powerful ground weapon attack of the war so far.

UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL OCTOBER 24TH 1967: ANTI-WAR DEMONSTRATORS STORM PENTAGON (Black/White, 1967, 1:51)
The famous "March On The Pentagon" that drew demonstrators of all ages from all over the country to conduct a 3 hour march from the capitol across the Potomac river to the Pentagon during the "Summer Of Love".

UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL JUNE 6TH 1967: VIETNAM (Black/White, 1967, 0:36)
Navy Skyhawk attack planes launched from the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk attack targets in North Vietnam.

UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL MAY 13TH 1965: JOHNSON ON VIETNAM - VOWS TO FIGHT ON UNTIL REDS PARLEY (Black/White, 1965, 2:29)
LBJ addresses the Association Of American Cartoonists with straight-faced insistance that the war in South Vietnam was the result of Red Chinese expansionism. What he would have made of Red China's losing battles with Vietnamese forces after the civil war was over is a interesting question.

KNOW YOUR ENEMY: THE VIETCONG (Color, 1965, 18:23)
Invaluable insight into the propagandization of the soldiers of both sides of the Vietnamese conflict is provided by this U.S. Army film which was shown to American soldiers to expose them to the tactical methods of South Vietnamese insurgent forces, which relys heavily upon captured VC propaganda films intended to be shown to their own forces.

UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL APRIL 26TH 1965: MACNAMARA ON VIETNAM - NEW MOVES COUNTER RED INFILTRATION (Black/White, 1965, 1:57)
The Secretary of Defense holds a press conference and touts American successes in disrupting North Vietnamese infiltration routes into South Vietnam.

UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL JUNE 6TH 1967: VIETNAM (Black/White, 1967, 0:47)
Shows the population of a Demilitarized Zone village forced to evacuate south by the US Marines due to Viet Cong military activity occurring in that sector.

UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL APRIL 18TH 1967: PEACE MARCH - THOUSANDS OPPOSE VIETNAM WAR (Black/White, 1972, 24:43)
Demonstrators assemble in New York's Central Park, a draft card burning is held and, lead by Martin Luther King, the assembled throng march to the UN building downtown in the face of counter demonstration confrontations in the largest anti-war protest to date in New York; a parallel demonstration occurs at the same time in San Francisco; violence erupts as the U.S. Embassy in Rome is picketed by Italian anti-war demonstrators.

PROGRESS TO PEACE (Color, 1967, 27:35)
Raymond Burr, the famous star of the "Ironsides" detective tv show series, narrates this revealing U.S. Army propaganda piece detailing the much vaunted "hearts and minds" offensive of winning the support of the Vietnamese people for America's goals and objectives in-country.

UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL MAY 5TH 1967: PROTESTS GALORE! (Black/White, 1967, 3:16)
4000 Londoners protest Vietnam War; major demonstration at Madrid University; 4000 "anti-hate" people meet at Detroit's Belle Island Park for a "Love-In"; Navy fighter-bombers attack North Vietnamese communication and boat repair facilities while China claims violation of their air space.

THE BATTLE OF KHE SANH (Color, 1969, 28:29)
Department of Defense film analysis the varied aspects of this pivotal battle in the history of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam war, wherein American forces placed atop the mountain fortress of Khe Sanh in a position to intercept North Vietnamese infiltrations route were beseiged by NVA forces as a ruse to divert attention and resources from a simultaneous general uprising in cities throughout South Vietnam during the Tet New Year's holiday.

UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL FEBRUARY 8TH 1965: SHOWDOWN IN VIETNAM (Black/White, 1965, 5:50)
A film document of the pivotal event in the history of U.S. escalation of force in the Vietnam War that was the Viet Cong attack on the air base at Pleiku; U.S. retaliates for Pleiku attack; Defense Secretary MacNamara holds press conference on retaliatory response; Hawk missiles deployed in South Vietnam; Special Assistant for Security Affairs McGeorge Bundy hold battlefront conference with South Vietnamese General Khan, visits the wounded, returns to brief the President and then answers questions from the Press at the White House.

UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL MAY 25TH 1967: NEW VIETNAM WEAPON - CUTTERS TO PATROL LONELY COAST (Black/White, 1965, 0:45)
Bayonne, New Jersey, where this DVD comes from, is also where four 82 foot coast Guard Guard cutters were placed upon a cargo ship and sent to South Vietnam for use against the Viet Cong.

THE AIRMOBILE DIVISION (Color, 1967, 27:17)
A U.S. Army film documenting the history, activities and doctrine of the First Cavalry Division, which unit occupies a special place in military history for its development of the tactical employment of the helicopter on the battlefield.

TWENTY-FIVE HOUR DAY (Color, 1967, 26:53)
Fairchild Aviation's opportunity to tout it's F-105 Thunderchief fighter-bomber, which was an essential component of U.S. Air Force air to ground operations throughout the Vietnam Conflict, as well as to acknowledge the contributions made by ground crews and rescue operations.

UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL FEBRUARY 28TH 1967: VIET SWEEP - TROOPS TAKE CONG STRONGHOLD (Black/White, 1967, 1:13)
First Cavalry Soldiers execute Operation Pershing, discover Viet Cong infiltrators of a village which is thereafter set afire.

UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL DECEMBER 9TH 1965: VIETNAM ACTION - "ENTERPRISE" PLANES SUPPORT TROOPS (Black/White, 1965, 1:30)
The aircraft carries Enterprise joins in the Vietnamese theater of operations and becomes the first nuclear carrier to engage in combat by launching F-4 Phantom jets on a bombing mission set against Viet Cong hideouts; ground forces go on "search and kill" missions against Viet Cong guerillas.

UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL APRIL 29TH 1965: MARINES IN ACTION - DOMINICAN RESCUE, VIETNAM OFFENSIVE (Black/White, 1965, 1:46)
The U.S. Marines are sent by LBJ to the Dominican Republic "to protect American lives; Marines deployed at Danang Air Force Base are sent on aggressive search and destory missions around the base.

UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL APRIL 4TH 1967: VIETNAM - BIG ENEMY FORCE REPULSED BY G.I.'S (Black/White, 1967, 1:16)
Viet Cong forces ambush a Marine truck convoy; Marines keep supply lines open; Viet Cong soldiers taken prisoner.

REMEMBER MY LAI (Color, 1989, 58 Minutes)
A penetrating and moving documentary on the My Lai Massacre of March 16, 1968, where men, women, children and infants were killed. and some of there women were gang-raped and their bodies mutilated In the words of Judy Woodruff, "a disturbing, surprising and profound film that, for the first time, examines the darkest chapter of the Vietnam War through the memories of American soldiers and Vietnamese villagers who were in My Lai that savage day.".


The Vietnam War (Vietnamese: Chien tranh Viet Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Vietnamese: Khang chien chong My) or simply the American War, was a conflict in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and South Vietnam. North Vietnam was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; South Vietnam was supported by the United States, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Thailand, and other anti-communist allies. The war, considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some, lasted 19 years, with direct U.S. involvement ending in 1973, and included the Laotian Civil War and the Cambodian Civil War, which ended with all three countries becoming communist in 1975. The conflict emerged from the First Indochina War between the French and the communist-led Viet Minh. After the French quit Indochina in 1954, the US assumed financial and military support for the South Vietnamese state. The Viet Cong, also known as Front national de liberation du Sud-Viet Nam or NLF (the National Liberation Front), a South Vietnamese common front under the direction of North Vietnam, initiated a guerrilla war in the south. North Vietnam had also invaded Laos in the mid-1950s in support of insurgents, establishing the Ho Chi Minh Trail to supply and reinforce the Viet Cong. U.S. involvement escalated under President John F. Kennedy through the MAAG program, from just under a thousand military advisors in 1959 to 23,000 in 1964. By 1963, the North Vietnamese had sent 40,000 soldiers to fight in South Vietnam. In the Gulf of Tonkin incident in early August 1964, a U.S. destroyer was alleged to have clashed with North Vietnamese fast attack craft. In response, the U.S. Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and gave President Lyndon B. Johnson broad authority to increase American military presence in Vietnam. Johnson ordered the deployment of combat units for the first time and increased troop levels to 184,000. The People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) (also known as the North Vietnamese Army or NVA) engaged in more conventional warfare with U.S. and South Vietnamese forces. Despite little progress, the United States continued a significant build-up of forces. U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, one of the principal architects of the war, began expressing doubts of victory by the end of 1966. U.S. and South Vietnam forces relied on air superiority and overwhelming firepower to conduct search and destroy operations, involving ground forces, artillery, and airstrikes. The U.S. also conducted a large-scale strategic bombing campaign against North Vietnam and Laos. North Vietnam was backed by the USSR and the People's Republic of China. With the VC and PAVN mounting large-scale offensives in the Tet Offensive throughout 1968, U.S. domestic support for the war began fading. The Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) expanded following a period of neglect after Tet and was modeled after U.S. doctrine. The VC sustained heavy losses during the Tet Offensive and subsequent U.S.-ARVN operations in the rest of 1968, losing over 50,000 men. The CIA's Phoenix Program further degraded the VC's membership and capabilities. By the end of the year, the VC insurgents held almost no territory in South Vietnam, and their recruitment dropped by over 80% in 1969, signifying a drastic reduction in guerrilla operations, necessitating increased use of PAVN regular soldiers from the north. In 1969, North Vietnam declared a Provisional Revolutionary Government in South Vietnam in an attempt to give the reduced VC a more international stature, but the southern guerrillas from then on were sidelined as PAVN forces began more conventional combined arms warfare. By 1970, over 70% of communist troops in the south were northerners, and southern-dominated VC units no longer existed. Operations crossed national borders: Laos was invaded by North Vietnam early on, while Cambodia was used by North Vietnam as a supply route starting in 1967; the route through Cambodia began to be bombed by the U.S. in 1969, while the Laos route had been heavily bombed since 1964. The deposing of the monarch Norodom Sihanouk by the Cambodian National Assembly resulted in a PAVN invasion of the country at the request of the Khmer Rouge, escalating the Cambodian Civil War and resulting in a U.S.-ARVN counter-invasion. In 1969, following the election of U.S. President Richard Nixon, a policy of "Vietnamization" began, which saw the conflict fought by an expanded ARVN, with U.S. forces sidelined and increasingly demoralized by domestic opposition and reduced recruitment. U.S. ground forces had largely withdrawn by early 1972 and support was limited to air support, artillery support, advisers, and materiel shipments. The ARVN, buttressed by said U.S. support, stopped the first and largest mechanized PAVN offensive during the Easter Offensive of 1972. The offensive resulted in heavy casualties on both sides and the failure of the PAVN to subdue South Vietnam, but the ARVN itself failed to recapture all territory, leaving its military situation difficult. The Paris Peace Accords of January 1973 saw all U.S. forces withdrawn; the Case-Church Amendment, passed by the U.S. Congress on 15 August 1973, officially ended direct U.S. military involvement. The Peace Accords were broken almost immediately, and fighting continued for two more years. Phnom Penh fell to the Khmer Rouge on 17 April 1975 while the 1975 Spring Offensive saw the capture of Saigon by the PAVN on 30 April; this marked the end of the war, and North and South Vietnam were reunified the following year. The scale of fighting was enormous. By 1970, the ARVN was the world's fourth largest army, and the PAVN was not far behind with approximately one million regular soldiers. The war exacted an enormous human cost: estimates of the number of Vietnamese soldiers and civilians killed range from 966,000 to 3.8 million. Some 275,000-310,000 Cambodians, 20,000-62,000 Laotians, and 58,220 U.S. service members also died in the conflict, and a further 1,626 remain missing in action. The Sino-Soviet split re-emerged following the lull during the Vietnam War. Conflict between North Vietnam and its Cambodian allies in the Royal Government of the National Union of Kampuchea, and the newly formed Democratic Kampuchea began almost immediately in a series of border raids by the Khmer Rouge, eventually escalating into the Cambodian-Vietnamese War. Chinese forces directly invaded Vietnam in the Sino-Vietnamese War, with subsequent border conflicts lasting until 1991. The unified Vietnam fought insurgencies in all three countries. The end of the war and resumption of the Third Indochina War would precipitate the Vietnamese boat people and the larger Indochina refugee crisis, which saw millions of refugees leave Indochina (mainly southern Vietnam), an estimated 250,000 of whom perished at sea. Within the U.S, the war gave rise to what was referred to as Vietnam Syndrome, a public aversion to American overseas military involvements, which together with the Watergate scandal contributed to the crisis of confidence that affected America throughout the 1970s.