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More On Vietnam

Learn more about the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking on many military and foreign policy issues. Visit these related American Experience Web sites:

Vietnam: A Television History

Vietnam: A Television History
A companion to the landmark public television series, this site explores the war in depth. Find out who's who, access maps and a complete timeline of the conflict, read primary sources, understand the war through the personal reflections of a dozen participants, and share your own views about the American experience in Southeast Asia.



Return With Honor

Return With Honor
Some spent over eight years in North Vietnamese prisons; all struggled to survive mentally and physically, and to return with honor. Investigate the stories of American fighter pilots held captive. See a gallery of prison drawings, learn about the Geneva Convention and the military Code of Conduct, explore POWs' stories in an online forum, read book excerpts from a POW's wife, find out how ingenious American prisoners communicated cell to cell, and access the government's official lists of prisoners and those missing in action from the Vietnam War.



Daughter From Danang

Daughter From Danang
The war in Vietnam had an impact far beyond the battlefield. The award-winning Daughter From Danang tells the story of Heidi Bub, the daughter of an American GI and a Vietnamese woman, who was airlifted to the U.S. and adopted as an orphan at the end of the war. Decades later, she seeks a reunion with her birth mother -- but is unprepared for the frustrations and tensions that result. See the U.S. and Vietnam through Heidi's eyes, read an interview with the filmmakers, access "Doonesbury" cartoons about the controversial evacuations of Operation Babylift, see a gallery of the war's impact on Southeast Asia, and read a Vietnamese American journalist's thoughts about living in two cultures.



Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst

Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst
The civil rights and antiwar protests of the early and mid-Sixties led a few Americans down a radical path. Explore the story of the Symbionese Liberation Army (S.L.A.), a group of young social revolutionaries whose bizarre terrorist activities shocked the nation in 1974. Special features on this site include interview excerpts explaining why some embraced revolutionary attitudes; a book excerpt on the homegrown terrorists of the S.L.A., and a game, "What's Your Bag?", that puts you on a college campus in the late Sixties and asks you to decide what you would have done if you were 17 during the time of the Vietnam War.



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