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Murge - The Unknown Story of the Cold War Front
For 13 days in 1962, the world was on the brink of nuclear war. Nikita Krushchev's decision to place nuclear weapons in Cuba sparked the Cuban Missile Crisis. But what's relatively unknown is that he was responding to an earlier…
The Vietnam War - A Series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
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An immersive documentary film series directed by acclaimed filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the epic story of one of the most divisive, consequential and misunderstood events in American history, as it has never before been told on film.…
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Tidewater - The Rising Sea Level's Effect on US Military Bases
The U.S. military is confronting rising sea levels at key bases. In Hampton Roads, Virginia, where the U.S. military has its highest concentration of bases facing rising sea levels, they're attempting to solve one of the greatest challenges to our…
A Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970-March 1973)
Episode 9 of The Vietnam War
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U.S. airpower makes the difference in halting a North Vietnamese offensive. After being re-elected, Nixon announces Hanoi has agreed to a peace deal. American prisoners of war will finally come home--to a bitterly divided country.
The Weight of Memory (March 1973-Onward)
Episode 10 of The Vietnam War
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While the Watergate scandal rivets Americans' attention, the Vietnamese continue in a civil war. When North Vietnamese troops pour into the South, Saigon collapses. For the next 40 years, all sides search for healing and reconciliation.
The History of the World (April 1969-May 1970)
Episode 8 of The Vietnam War
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With morale plummeting in Vietnam, President Nixon begins withdrawing American troops. As news breaks of an unthinkable massacre committed by American soldiers, the public debates the rectitude of the war.
The Veneer of Civilization (June 1968-May 1969)
Episode 7 of The Vietnam War
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Public support for the war declines, and American men of draft age face difficult decisions and moral choices. After police battle with demonstrators in the streets of Chicago, Richard Nixon wins the presidency. In Vietnam the war goes on.
This Is What We Do (July 1967-December 1967)
Episode 5 of The Vietnam War
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American casualties mount as they face deadly North Vietnamese ambushes and artillery. Hanoi lays plans for a massive surprise offensive, and the Johnson administration reassures the American public that victory is in sight.
Things Fall Apart (January 1968-July 1968)
Episode 6 of The Vietnam War
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On the Tet holiday, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces launch attacks on cities and military bases throughout the South, suffering devastating losses but casting doubt on Johnson's promise that there is "light at the end of the tunnel."
Resolve (January 1966-June 1967)
Episode 4 of The Vietnam War
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North Vietnamese troops and materiel stream down the Ho Chi Minh Trail into the South. As an antiwar movement builds back home, soldiers and Marines discover that the war they are fighting in Vietnam is nothing like their fathers' war.
The River Styx (January 1964-December 1965)
Episode 3 of The Vietnam War
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With South Vietnam in chaos, hardliners in Hanoi seize the initiative and send combat troops to the South. President Johnson escalates America's military commitment, authorizing bombing of the North and deploying ground troops in the South.
Déjà Vu (1858-1961)
Episode 1 of The Vietnam War
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Vietnamese revolutionaries led by Ho Chi Minh end nearly a century of French colonial occupation. Vietnam is divided in two. Communists in the North aim to reunify the country, while America supports Diem's untested regime in the South.
Riding the Tiger (1961-1963)
Episode 2 of The Vietnam War
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Kennedy inspires idealistic Americans to serve their country and wrestles with how deeply to get involved in South Vietnam. As the autocratic Diem regime faces a communist insurgency and Buddhist protests, a political crisis unfolds.
The Lab - The Global Israeli Arms Business
Israel invests heavily in military weapons research, which isn't surprising given it's history and location. Large companies develop and test deadly technology, which is sold worldwide by private agents, often to countries with oppressive regimes and abysmal human rights records.…
Hearts and Minds
Part of the Series: Janus World Documentaries Collection
A courageous and startling film, Peter Davis's landmark documentary Hearts and Minds unflinchingly confronts the United States' involvement in Vietnam. Using a wealth of sources--from interviews to newsreels to documentary footage of the conflict at home and abroad--Davis constructs a…
The Unknown Soldier - The Lives of Nazi Soldiers
In this astonishing, searing and vitally important documentary, Oscar-nominated director Michael Verhoeven unearths the long-buried truth - while simultaneously showing modern Germany in the throes of an identity crisis. THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER documents Germany's controversial Wehrmacht Exhibition, which for the…
Memory of Forgotten War - Four Deeply Personal Accounts of the Korean War
This documentary conveys the human costs of military conflict through deeply personal accounts of the Korean War (1950-53) by four Korean-American survivors. Their stories take audiences through the trajectory of the war, from extensive bombing campaigns, to day-to-day struggle for…
The Kill Team - Examining the Moral Dilemmas Faced by Soldiers
Equal parts infuriating and illuminating, THE KILL TEAM looks at the devastating moral tensions that tear at soldiers' psyches through the lens of one highly personal and emotional story. Private Adam Winfield was a 21-year-old soldier in Afghanistan when he…
Garbo the Spy
The Allies called him Garbo. The Nazis dubbed him Alaric. Both sides in World War II were sure Juan Pujol Garcia was their man. In reality, Pujol was a double agent - and his final allegiance was to the Allies.…
Becoming Free
Part of the Series: Freedom: A History of US
PBS
America continues to make tremendous strides through the prosperity of the 1980s, 1990s and into the new millennium. The nation's mettle is severely tested by the tragedy of September 11, 2001, but the people of the United States rally together.…