Skip to comments.History Channel Special 'Vietnam in HD' Shows War in Excruciating Detail (Starts Tonight!)
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 Channels 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 Vietnams most infamous battles.
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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.
Thanx, Joe ... I never knew ... nor heard that before.
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...
Definitely interested in seeing this series.
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.
November 14 - 18.
Will they highlight the tour of Jon Carry?
The bravest man in Nam.
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.
“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.
My dad was 1st 503rd Charlie Co, in 67 and when through all the battles at Dak to. God Bless...
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.
Thanks - If anything 1967 was worse then 65 66.
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.
Don’t be. And let’s add Dan Blabber to the list of damned, while we are at it.
Bump for my dad, USN Seawolves ‘69-’70.
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...”
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.
Watching it now...may DVR it for later.
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.
The First Hour = The IA DRANG Battle
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.
Stunning, heartbreaking, infuriating show. I felt like I was watching the beginning of the end of America.
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.
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.
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!"
I may need to watch that again tonight just to get my blood pressure down a little.
..and then came ..The JOURNEY From The FALL..
Happy Birthday MARINE CORPS (Article & Photos)
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.
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)