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History Channel Special 'Vietnam in HD' Shows War in Excruciating Detail (Starts Tonight!)
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Posted on 11/08/2011 9:59:27 AM PST by Scythian



In honor of Veterans’ Day, the History Channel is premiering a new, six-hour series, “Vietnam in HD.”

Following the success of its Emmy-winning series, “WWII in HD,” the History Channel’s new documentary focuses on one of the most controversial chapters in U.S. history: the conflict in Vietnam.

Culling thousands of hours of uncensored footage from war correspondents and never-before seen film shot by soldiers on the front lines, “Vietnam in HD” follows firsthand accounts of veterans who served during the conflict in Vietnam.

The footage has been converted into state-of-the art HD, so at times it feels as if one is watching a movie shot in 2011. But the footage is all to real. In often emotional testimony, men and women who served their country during the conflict remember some of Vietnam’s most infamous battles.

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KEYWORDS: hd; vietnam

1 posted on 11/08/2011 9:59:27 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Scythian
Appropriate post for the 8th of November.
2 posted on 11/08/2011 10:02:02 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

bump


3 posted on 11/08/2011 10:02:34 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Scythian

I believe the new one about the Holocaust is tonight as well.

Right now the idiot with the alien fetish is taking about his fantasies so I’m watching The Universe on H2.


4 posted on 11/08/2011 10:03:15 AM PST by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Thanx, Joe ... I never knew ... nor heard that before.


5 posted on 11/08/2011 10:19:25 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

11/8/65 was one of the first major ground engagement for US forces in VN. If you look at the black and white photo on my profile page, the Sergeant Major on the far right was there...


6 posted on 11/08/2011 10:24:45 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Scythian
I would imagine they had to go through quite a lot of digital processing on much of that material - virutally all of the action footage will be low-quality video or better but still not HD-quality film footage. The news crews using film cameras were using smaller, portable gear; not the nice theater-quality film cameras a Hollywood production would use.

Definitely interested in seeing this series.

7 posted on 11/08/2011 10:30:17 AM PST by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: Scythian
The most “excruciating detail” about the Vietnam War, was the traitorous lies told by the Communist American media, led by Walter Cronkite.
8 posted on 11/08/2011 10:30:17 AM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Scythian

DVR Bkmk


9 posted on 11/08/2011 10:33:41 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I was in the Saigon RepoDepo on 11-8-1965 waiting to be assigned to the Armor unit. Next thing I know I was reassigned to 11B and was a replacement in the 1st 503rd for one of the fallen soldiers.

It was a eerie feeling to be dropped off in front of a platoon tent and upon entering only seeing about five men sitting on cots. When I asked which one could I use I was told to take my pick as the previous owners were not coming back.


10 posted on 11/08/2011 10:38:57 AM PST by CIB-173RDABN (8th of November 1965)
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To: onedoug

ping


11 posted on 11/08/2011 10:43:11 AM PST by windcliff
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To: Joe 6-pack
Death in the Ia Drang was written by Jack P. Smith (Son of CBS newsman Howard K. Smith) and is the first hand account of the Vietnam War battle portrayed in the movie and book “We Were Once Soldiers”. This account happens after those depicted in the movie were relieved. The article starts about a third of the way down the page

http://www.mishalov.com/death_ia_drang_valley.html

12 posted on 11/08/2011 10:51:27 AM PST by Wooly
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To: Joe 6-pack

November 14 - 18.


13 posted on 11/08/2011 11:23:39 AM PST by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: windcliff

Will they highlight the tour of Jon Carry?


14 posted on 11/08/2011 11:29:15 AM PST by onedoug (lf)
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To: EyeGuy
The most “excruciating detail” about the Vietnam War, was the traitorous lies told by the Communist American media, led by Walter Cronkite.
Agreed. Another lie still perpetuated is that we "lost" the war. The North violated the 1973 Treaty of Paris, not once but twice. It's NEVER mentioned.
Also never mentioned, is how North Vietnam's VIPs have admitted it was the anti-war scumbags marching in 1968 who gave them the "courage" to continue after we KICKED THEIR @SS during their Tet Offensive.
15 posted on 11/08/2011 11:29:57 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: onedoug

The bravest man in Nam.


16 posted on 11/08/2011 12:13:43 PM PST by windcliff
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To: Joe 6-pack

My Dad served in the 173rd Airborne in 67-68 he is gone now but he will always be a hero to me... Hope this series doesn’t make our men out to be monsters like Stone did in Platoon.


17 posted on 11/08/2011 12:19:11 PM PST by crazydad
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To: oh8eleven

“traitorous lies told by the Communist American media, led by Walter Cronkite.”

There was a true story about Cronkite, told by himself. When Walter was reporting from Germany in the closing days of WW2, some Americans called out his name from a distance. Hearing this, some nearby Germans fled in another direction, supposing they heard “Krankheit”, which means sickness. An apt description of the man, as we later discovered.


18 posted on 11/08/2011 12:21:11 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

My dad was 1st 503rd Charlie Co, in 67 and when through all the battles at Dak to. God Bless...


19 posted on 11/08/2011 12:27:15 PM PST by crazydad
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To: TexasRepublic

Hear Hear. I said after that asshole died, he is playing cards with Hitler and Stalin. He was responsible for the USA being labeled losers in the Vietnam War. When in reality our soldiers never lost the Vietnam War, the politicians in Washington lost it. Namely the Democrat party. They all have the blood of 58 thousand young men on their hands. Bastard be dammned to hell. Sorry.


20 posted on 11/08/2011 12:31:09 PM PST by crazydad
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To: crazydad

Thanks - If anything 1967 was worse then 65 66.


21 posted on 11/08/2011 12:39:13 PM PST by CIB-173RDABN (8th of November 1965)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

Yes read a book called Dak To and them poor guys dealth with alot in November, Task force black which my dad was in, surrounded 7 hrs a company against a battalion of NVA. They held but had alot of Casualties. One Medal Of Honor also. Then there was Hill 875 which will go down in history as one of the worst Battles of the Vietnam war. Two Medal Honors in that battle. One to Father Charles Waters who would not leave his men. And was killed in the Medic station.. God bless you and All the men who fought and died and continue to fight the Vietnam war.


22 posted on 11/08/2011 12:44:49 PM PST by crazydad
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To: crazydad

“Sorry.”

Don’t be. And let’s add Dan Blabber to the list of damned, while we are at it.


23 posted on 11/08/2011 12:48:58 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Scythian

Bump for my dad, USN Seawolves ‘69-’70.


24 posted on 11/08/2011 12:53:00 PM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Wooly

Will read in more detail later. I’m thinking that LZ Albany was in the book “We Were Soldiers”. Or maybe I read about it elsewhere. I recall the one story of a guy that was wounded and got seperated and was off in the brush somewhere. He could hear the NVA searching out for our survivors and bayonetting them as they cried for mercy.

He spent many days wounded and crawling and somehow made it to a location where he could be rescued.

Back in Jr. High we had a long-term substitute teacher for several months. He was some grunt but had taken lots of photos. I think it was every Friday he would do a slide show from his photos and tell stories. Nothing graphic - just stuff. “Right after this photo was taken we encountered the enemy. Now here is a photo of the bar we would go to...”


25 posted on 11/08/2011 1:01:09 PM PST by 21twelve ("We can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust....and another lost generation.")
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To: Scythian

8 PM CST


26 posted on 11/08/2011 1:02:09 PM PST by deport
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To: Joe 6-pack
Took a look at your page....

Nice dogs...

I had a Shepherd / Huskie mix...that looked like a Tervuren. She was a great dog!!

Also had a Schutzhund German Shepard...who was a great dog too!!

Miss them both!!

I now have a young Border Collie...and a young Blue Healer.

27 posted on 11/08/2011 1:12:44 PM PST by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: Scythian

Watching it now...may DVR it for later.


28 posted on 11/08/2011 6:49:44 PM PST by lrslattery
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To: crazydad

You said it and I hope LBJ is in on that card game. I’m crying for the loss of so many of my childhood friends and I respect to my dying day the boys that went over there to fight that damned war with a vicious enemy...and an enemy just as vicious at home. Those reprobates in the streets and those reprobates in WDC! :( God bless our VietNam vets living and passed. They’ll always have a special place in my heart.


29 posted on 11/08/2011 7:07:04 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: All; Scythian

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The First Hour = The IA DRANG Battle

http://www.lzxray.com

http://www.rickrescorla.com

http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_collection.htm

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30 posted on 11/09/2011 9:07:17 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: All; Scythian

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The First Hour = The IA DRANG Battle

The IA DRANG Battle in a Valley of Death of 1965 was brilliantly displayed for all to see in ‘VIETNAM in HD’ this evening and even more brilliantly shared from inside his loving heart by Mr. JOSEPH L. GALLOWAY. Thank you, JOE, America needed this and has for 46 years.

http://www.lzxray.com/

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31 posted on 11/09/2011 9:12:54 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Scythian

BUMP


32 posted on 11/09/2011 9:15:51 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: All; Scythian

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http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/07/27/history-to-unveil-vietnam-in-hd-with-michael-c-hall-exclusive/

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33 posted on 11/10/2011 3:57:05 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Scythian

Stunning, heartbreaking, infuriating show. I felt like I was watching the beginning of the end of America.


34 posted on 11/10/2011 9:02:47 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: crazydad

Never believe those men died in vain, those men helped to win the Cold War...the Soviets got the message that they weren’t going to be able take over countries one by one without a fight.

However, those who undermined the war effort, have the blood of two million Cambodians on their hands.


35 posted on 11/10/2011 9:08:05 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: oh8eleven; CIB-173RDABN; ALOHA RONNIE

I was born in 1971, so I didn’t know jack about Vietnam other than what I was told by the MSM. After watching this, it’s hard to describe what I’m feeling. Rage, sadness, and extreme admiration for starters. This show should be required viewing for all Americans.

Damn every traitor and every coward who snatched defeat from the jaws of victory and got your brothers killed and wounded, not to mention the millions of South Vietnamese and Cambodians who were slaughtered after you left. You guys were incredible. I’m in awe of what you were able to accomplish there under the circumstances you were fighting under.

Happy Veterans’ Day. It’s an honor to be able to communicate with you on this forum. God Bless you all.


36 posted on 11/10/2011 9:26:16 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Makes me feel like Sam Kinnison in Back to School.

Professor Turgeson: Now, can someone tell me... why, in we pulled our troops out of Vietnam?

Female Student:The failure of Vietnamization to win popular support... caused an ongoing erosion of confidence... in the various American... but illegal... Saigon regimes.

Professor Turgeson: "Is she right? Cause I know that's the popular version of what went on there. And a lot of people like to believe that. I wish I could, but I was there. I wasn't here in a classroom, hoping I was right, thinking about it. I was up to my knees in rice paddies, with guns that didn't work! Going in there, looking for Charlie, slugging it out with him . . . While pussies like you were back here partying, putting headbands on, doing drugs and listening to goddamn Beatles albums. Oh! Oh! Oh!"

37 posted on 11/10/2011 9:32:32 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: dfwgator

I may need to watch that again tonight just to get my blood pressure down a little.


38 posted on 11/10/2011 9:42:11 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: All; WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

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..and then came ..The JOURNEY From The FALL..

http://www.JourneyFromTheFall.com

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39 posted on 11/10/2011 11:43:32 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

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Happy Birthday MARINE CORPS (Article & Photos)

http://www.ocregister.com/news/veterans-326462-marine-service.html

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40 posted on 11/10/2011 11:56:19 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
After watching this, it’s hard to describe what I’m feeling. Rage, sadness ...
I watched parts of the show but turned it off because: 1) It was too depressing; 2) It was all about the Army.
By "too depressing" I mean the way it was produced ... Joe Galloway's commenting almost made me suicidal.
"All Army" means ... where the hell was ANY footage of the Marines?
In a subsequent episode about Khe Sahn, the person commenting is supposed to be a member of the 26th Marines being choppered into Khe Sahn.
But the guys they show in the the chopper are doggies wearing 25th ID patches.
Some here may remember the 1970s "10,000 Day War" documentary that was produced in Canada, and was glaringly anti-war and anti-American.
This latest show gives me the same feeling.
41 posted on 11/11/2011 5:59:17 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

The useful idiots of the protest movement were also once again painted as brave, noble souls in this show, as they are in everything that ever comes across the television. It’s become so commonplace that I’ve lost all hope that anything in our popular media will ever show them for what they were: enablers of mass murder and totalitarianism.

What left me trembling with anger was seeing what a rout that war was and should have been, and how badly your efforts were undermined by what was happening back home. I knew what had happened in a very general sense, but I’d never seen it in such vivid detail. I finished watching it last night and I’m still horribly depressed about it today.


42 posted on 11/11/2011 8:17:55 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
The useful idiots of the protest movement were also once again painted as brave, noble souls in this show ...
I didn't see it but I knew they would be.

I’m still horribly depressed about it today.
Hey - chin up! It happened 40-45 years ago, and most of us got over it a loooong time ago.
We're the ones who KNOW we won the war, and don't portray ourselves publicly as victims.
As bad as our reception was coming back home, at least we didn't have to slither back across the Canadian border on our bellies like the cowardly draft dodgers did.
We're proud of what we did!
43 posted on 11/11/2011 8:33:47 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

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NEVER FORGET

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Senator TED KENNEDY lead Congress into cutting off all U.S. funding for the then Free South Vietnamese to fight for their own Freedom with. Next came his cutting off all funding for their Medial Aid to treat their resultant casualties with.

Senator TED KENNEDY personally toured all Military Operations in a then Free South Vietnam 10 years earlier, to see for himself what the fight for Freedom was really all about there.

Senator TED KENNEDY just KNEW BETTER than to do what he ended up doing 10 years later.

(Senator TED KENNEDY in Vietnam Central Highlands in ..1965..!!!! - 5th Photo down)
http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_set1.htm

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NEVER FORGET

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44 posted on 11/11/2011 9:27:11 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
NEVER FORGET
Never have ... never will.
45 posted on 11/11/2011 9:44:19 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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