Sometimes the most patriotic thing you can do is try to steer the country you love away from a tragedy, and that, ultimately, is what vietnam was protesters were not to blame as burns realized, they like the soldiers who fought in that war, are to be respected for their opinions and their passionate patriotism. In 1973 a “third” vietnam war began—a continuation, actually—between north and south vietnam but without significant us involvement it ended with communist victory in april 1975 the vietnam war was the longest in us history until the afghanistan war (2002-2014.
Vietnam war, (1954–75), a protracted conflict that pitted the communist government of north vietnam and its allies in south vietnam, known as the viet cong, against the government of south vietnam and its principal ally, the united states.
Conclusions: on the somme, as at verdun, both sides suffered terrible casualties by the end of 1916 it was the very nature of war that had changed.
Oh, the power of hindsight, and the tragedy of hubris both are powerfully demonstrated in the 10-part, 18-hour pbs documentary series that begins airing sunday burns, co-director lynn novick and their team worked for 10 years to tell the story, interviewing dozens of witnesses, including combatants on both sides it was worth the effort. The moral center of the vietnam war was held by those who opposed it several people i’ve talked to say the series is depressing i had the same feeling of despair at the end burns and novick suggest vietnam’s a tragedy it’s not in tragedy a powerful human makes a terrible mistake and suffers the consequences.
Not until 1995 did vietnam release its official estimate of war dead: as many as 2 million civilians on both sides and some 11 million north vietnamese and viet cong fighters the us military has estimated that between 200,000 and 250,000 south vietnamese soldiers died in the war. But why why was this horrific tragedy necessary for both countries vietnam was a french colony we were told of a “domino effect” if it were lost to the communists so what did both sides get vietnam got a devastated country and we got a memorial.
The tragedy of the vietnam war: a south vietnamese officer’s analysis by van nguyen duong, mcfarland & co, 2009 of the tens of thousands of books written about the vietnam war, less than half of one percent are personal narratives by vietnamese. Persistent vestiges: drawing from the american-vietnam war at the drawing center in soho revisits that history through art it does so impressionistically, across decades and cultures, from opposite sides of the conflict, beginning with the responses of artists in the united states at the time.
Eventually some 40,000 thai soldiers and sailors would serve while the vietnam war is remembered rightly as a tragedy in both the united states and vietnam, the same cannot be said for thailand there the war is described by participants, military histories and official monuments in largely upbeat terms.