Battlezone: The Vietnam War
War · Documentary
This series dives into the lives of the soldiers and citizens consumed by the Vietnam War and includes tactics employed by the North Vietnamese army.
Directed byU.S. Army Camera Crew
S01:E03 - River Patrol
The USS Harnett County (LST-821) served as a floating base in the China Sea for PBR and helicopter patrol operations in the Mekong Delta during the Vietnam War.
S01:E04 - Big Picture: A Nation Builds Under Fire
This film explains how the people of the Republic of Vietnam attempted to build a nation amidst the holocaust of war. Parallels are drawn with our own Revolutionary War.
S01:E05 - Dust Off
The men of the 283rd Medical Attachment, providing air ambulance support in Vietnam.
S01:E08 - Contact
Marines patrol land and rivers leading to a successful attack on a Viet Cong village. Emphasizes the importance of patrol action in maintaining contact with an elusive enemy.
S01:E09 - Vietnam! Vietnam!
The last film ever produced by John Ford: a work of propaganda commissioned by the U.S. government in support of the Vietnam War. The film was completed at the end of 1971.
S01:E10 - The Airmobile Division
History, organization, and capability of the cavalry division (airmobile) with focus on deployment in South Vietnam.
S01:E11 - Big Picture: Hall of Heroes
This program is a unique examination of the history of courage among American fighting men and of the Medal of Honor which was developed in tribute to that quality.
S01:E12 - Know Your Enemy: The Vietcong
US Army film intended to familiarize US troops with the tactics employed by the Vietcong. Consists mostly of captured VC propaganda footage.
S01:E13 - Progress to Peace
Describes the pacification and Vietnamization efforts of the U.S. Army in Vietnam.
S01:E14 - The American Navy in Vietnam
Documentary survey of the United States Navy leading up to and during the first years of the American war in Vietnam. Footage of U.S. warships during the Gulf of Tonkin incident.
S01:E15 - The Unique War
The program portrays the mission of the armed forces in South Vietnam. They search for the enemy on the battlefield and the effort to win the minds and favor of the people.
S01:E17 - Big Picture: Why Vietnam?
This film documents the buildup to the Vietnam War, from the withdrawal of French troops to the bombings of the U.S. Embassy and the combat in Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Cong.
S01:E18 - Big Picture: The Hidden War in Vietnam
James Arness hosts this documentary report on what the United States Army, Air Force, and Navy did to contain the spread of Communism.
S01:E19 - Marines '65
Highlights of marine operations during 1965. Segments show marine operations in the Dominican Republic and Vietnam. Battle action and civic action are shown in the Vietnam scenes.
S01:E22 - Ready to Strike
Depicts the 'Tropic Lightning'' 25th Infantry Division; its history, and its exploits in Vietnam as a combat unit and a nation-building force.
S01:E23 - The Sparrow Hawks
A film about the Forward Air Controller, whose job it was to spot enemy positions and mark them for attack.
S01:E24 - Sand and Steel
The A4 Skyhawk of the US Navy in action in Vietnam and construction of new airfields.
S01:E25 - Khe Sanh: Victory for Air Power 1968 Us Air Force
From January 21 to April 8, 1968, the Battle of Khe Sanh raged as elements of the III Marine Amphibious Force were surrounded on the jungle hilltop known as Khe Sanh Combat Base.
S01:E26 - No Substitute for Victory
John Wayne hosts this video which was produced during the Vietnam War when the Communist threat was at its height.
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