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Synopsis for Lockdown Lecture, 5th February

PS As I am away towards the end of the week, I am publishing this synopsis earlier than usual


VIETNAM WAR 1965-75: How are the Mighty fallen


  1. Background 1945-65

  2. Beginning of the American War 1965

  3. Aspects of the War from guerrilla tactics of Vietcong to use of Napalm by US

  4. Reasons for American defeat

  5. Opposition to the war at home and abroad

  6. Effects and Consequences of the war



Selected Reading


Vietnam Max Hastings

Short History of Vietnam War Gordon Kerr

The Vietnam War Ward & Burns

The Mammoth Book of the Vietnam War ed. Jon Lewis

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