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Vietnam in HD Premieres on HISTORY

By History.com Staff
Vietnam in HD, a six-hour event that unfolds over three nights, premieres tomorrow evening at 9/8c on HISTORY. This marks the first time in nearly 30 years that television has tackled one of American history’s difficult chapters—the Vietnam War—with an all-new, large-scale documentary series. Veterans’ firsthand accounts combine with rare footage to present the sights, sounds and stories of the conflict. Find out more about the series, online features and related initiatives below.

Vietnam in HD

Vietnam in HD

Two years after its Emmy Award-winning WWII in HD, HISTORY shifts its focus to one of the most controversial eras in United States history. Vietnam in HD uses restored footage—much of it shot by soldiers in action and never seen by the public—to explore the reality of the Vietnam War as it transforms lives both at home and abroad.

This documentary series features the stories of 13 men and women, including a pilot who barely survived an ill-fated mission to Laos, a nurse who saved lives during the Tet Offensive and an infantryman who later spoke out against the war. The veterans themselves make an appearance, while actors such as Adrian Grenier, Edward Burns and Jennifer Love Hewitt give voice to their tales.

The three-night, six-hour event begins at 9/8c on Tuesday, November 8, with a look at the Vietnam War’s first major battle. Visit history.com/vietnam to learn about the series, watch exclusive videos and meet the men and women of Vietnam in HD.

HISTORY Film Corps

The HISTORY Film Corps program seeks out and preserves footage from America’s past. Across the country, pieces of history from World War II and the Vietnam War—captured by the men and women on the front lines—are locked away on film reels. Watch videos online and get information about contributing your Vietnam War footage.

Call for Photos

HISTORY is proud to join the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s Call for Photos, a nationwide campaign to collect a photograph for each of the 58,272 men and women whose names are inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Find out more about the project and how you can submit a photo.

Honor Our Veterans

Visit Veterans.com to explore a number of special programs designed to honor American veterans, including Take a Veteran to School Day and Thank a Veteran at Work. You can also show your appreciation for the veterans in your life by adding a tweet to our wall of thanks.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Infographic

How many people have visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial since it opened in 1982? What do the symbols on the wall stand for? Get the facts on the national monument that commemorates those who gave their lives during the Vietnam War.

Veterans Day Sweepstakes

Register for a chance to win a trip to Washington, D.C., and a private tour of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, presented by Applebee’s.

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