Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered
In 1965, the United States officially became involved in the conflict in Southeast Asia, where decades of turmoil had been building since the beginning of World War II. The fall of French Indochina and the spread of Communism catapulted the country into one of its longest and deadliest wars. The history of U.S. involvement in Vietnam is told in this 7-part documentary series. Featuring personal stories from veterans and detailing the battles, strategy, and politics of a war that consumed multiple U.S. Presidents. Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered is a chronicle of the tragedy that tested the strength of our country and forever changed the social and political landscape of the world.
S01:E01 - Indochina to U.S. Involvement
The history of the region after World War II that lead up to the war.
S01:E02 - Boots on the Ground
President Lyndon Johnson authorized the beginning of the ground war.
S01:E03 - War Is Hell
US generals began a more aggressive strategy to take the war to the National Liberation Front.
S01:E04 - The Tet Offensive
In 1968, the NLF broke the truce for the New Year in order to launch the largest battle of the war.
S01:E05 - Prisoners of War
The NLF captured thousands of US soldiers, some of whom were never recovered.
S01:E06 - Vietnamization
The Nixon Doctrine called for the bolstering of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam.
S01:E07 - The War Remembered
The political costs for the Nixon Administration; American troops were home without celebration.