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Vietnam for the Vietnamese

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Summary
Hanoi scenes, men wrestling, children singing and dancing. Bombed hospital at Tan Wha. Sugeon in white operating gear walks and points to rubble. A different surgeon operates to remove a liver tumor from a child, and notes that cancer rates have raised since chemical warfare began. Soundtrack in English. Interviews with captured pilots. Louis Charles, navigator, 26. Capt. Kenneth Jones Frazer, 30, USAF, downed February 17, 1972- in hospital says treatment is good. Capt. Edwin Hawley, 27, says war should stop, IS should withdraw, US should get out and leave Vietnam to the Vietnamese. Also mentions the contradiction in US policy of removing ground troops and escalating air power. Scenes of Vietnamese in farming activities.
Topics
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994, Operation Linebacker, 1972, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Aerial operations, American, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Prisoners and prisons, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Medical care, Bombing, Aerial Vietnam, Chemical warfare, Pilots and pilotage, Prisoners of war, Propaganda, United States Foreign relations Vietnam, United States History, Military 20th century, Civilian war casualties
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