The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War

DVD - 2017 | Widescreen.
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In an immersive narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. Features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.
Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2017]
Edition: Widescreen.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781531701734
Branch Call Number: 959.7043 VIETN
Characteristics: 10 videodiscs (approximately 18 hr.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround 5.1, stereo 2.0, rda
NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda


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Jan 01, 2019

This is an exceptional series. After each episode has a different theme that encourages discussion afterwards. The use of witnesses enhanced the telling and really brought the issues to light. We felt like we knew the people and felt their pain and sorrow. Lots of information that is so frustrating to know after the fact, and knowing that the Vietnam War went on for 30 years made it incredible to believe! Watching the extra's - in particular the Vet's support group, is also a must to help understand PTSD. We highly recommend you take your time watching Ken Burns and Lynn Novick "The Vietnam War". The soundtrack is phenomenal!

Jan 10, 2018

Astonishingly powerful. Ken Burns and Lynn Novick present a compelling and haunting recounting of the Vietnam War, weaving in the stories of people from all sides, from multiple perspectives. There are graphic scenes of horror, and there is profound poignancy as the story unfolds. The result is a masterful documentary.

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