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American Experience; Nixon; Wounded GI's and North Vietnamese, 1968

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05/04/1968

Wounded US troops, North Vietnamese dead. After North Vietnamese routed at Dong Ha. _-_ 1.North Vietnamese bodies. Badly wounded man, US, bloodied and blackened flesh on leg, booby-trap result. Medics assisting. (Given last rites?) Vietcong suspects, bags over heads. One led to building. Flare set off, helicopter coming in. (23', starts silent, sound on film near end.) _-_ 2. More silent suspects, more of wounded man. Corpses with blackened faces. Vietcong. GIs. (22', silent) _-_ 3. North Vietnam corpses, including body covered with maggots. (25', silent) _-_ 4. GIs on patrol, walking single file. More of leg, wounded by booby trap. (Did this happen in sequence?) Medics. Black GI, kneeling, swaying in prayer. (Flashes on end of shot.) (38', silent) _-_ 5.Unit proceeding very slowly across field of high grass, rear shot. (32', sound on film) Contains sensitive content.


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Series
American Experience
Program
Nixon
Program Number

302

Title

Wounded GI's and North Vietnamese, 1968

Series Description

Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

Program Description

In this three-hour presentation, Richard Nixon's life and political career are reassessed primarily by those who knew him best. The program chronicles his life from boyhood in Yorba Linda, California, through his days as a young Congressman to his presidency where he astounded the nation with his foreign policy initiatives and then left office in disgrace.

Duration

00:05:38

Asset Type

Stock footage

Media Type

Video

Subjects
War--Environmental aspects
Vietnam (Democratic Republic)
United States--History, Military--20th century
Boats
United States--Armed Forces
Vietnam (Republic)
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Dead
War Environmental aspects
United States--History--1945-
Helicopters
Soldiers
Vietnam Demilitarized Zone (Vietnam)
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Medical care
Prisoners of war
Tanks
Dong Ha (Vietnam)
Locations
Dong Ha, Vietnam
Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Publication Information
ABC News VideoSource
Rights Summary

Footage courtesy of ABC News Rights Holder: ABC News VideoSource (http://abcnews.go.com)

Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Nixon; Wounded GI's and North Vietnamese, 1968,” 05/04/1968, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D3D3713FA88B4ADC8A8098D723E026DE.
MLA: “American Experience; Nixon; Wounded GI's and North Vietnamese, 1968.” 05/04/1968. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D3D3713FA88B4ADC8A8098D723E026DE>.
APA: American Experience; Nixon; Wounded GI's and North Vietnamese, 1968. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D3D3713FA88B4ADC8A8098D723E026DE
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