Vietnam War Photo Gallery and related media
Soldiers Under Fire in Vietnam
An American soldier turns to give instructions as firing continues in front of him.
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Vietnam War(14 Photos)
The Vietnam War lasted longer than any other war in U.S. history and cost 58,000 American lives
Vietnam War: Leaders
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View images of the Presidents, politicians, and military leaders who influenced American involvement in the Vietnam War.
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Vietnam in HD Classroom Preview
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National WWII Memorial
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Thanks to WWII veteran Roger Durbin the National WWII Memorial opened at the Rainbow Pool in 1995.
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In this short clip we get to sit down with the Governor of Nevada, Jim Gibbons. Learn how he served the United States in the Vietnam War and how he is very happy that the History Channel is trying to make a difference with young students.
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John F. Kennedy on Coup in South Vietnam
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On October 29, 1963, President John F. Kennedy meets with the National Security Council to discuss whether to support the overthrow of South Vietnam's President Ngo Dinh Diem. During the secretly recorded conversation, Secretary of State Dean Rusk and the president craft a detailed plan involving Henry Cabot Lodge, ambassador to South Vietnam, Gen. Paul D. Harkins and the general of the South Vietnamese military, hoping to avoid setting off a civil war in the country.
Franklin D. Roosevelt on American Progress in World War II
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With the United States now entered into World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt uses the occasion of Washington’s birthday to broadcast to the nation on February 23, 1942, an outline of America’s progress in the war.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Establishes United States as Arsenal of Democracy
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President Franklin D. Roosevelt heralds the defense program of the United States and urges Americans to support an increase in aid to Great Britain to help defeat the Axis powers.
Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1941 Labor Day Speech
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In his Labor Day radio broadcast in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt reminds his fellow citizens of the need to devote America’s industrial effort to building weaponry in order to "crush Hitler and his Nazi forces."
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Fourth of July Address
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In a broadcast from his home in Hyde Park, New York, on July 4, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt warns Americans who wish not to get involved in the war that "the United States will never survive as a happy and fertile oasis of liberty surrounded by a cruel desert of dictatorship."
Franklin D. Roosevelt Delivers D-Day Prayer
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In a national radio broadcast on June 6, 1944, as 160,000 Allied troops land in Normandy in an attempt to liberate France, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asks America to join him in a prayer.
Douglas MacArthur Receives the Japanese Surrender
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On September 2, 1945, aboard the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay, World War II comes to a close when Japanese officials sign the unconditional surrender. Gen. Douglas MacArthur presides over the signing and delivers a short speech on the momentous occasion.
G.I. Bill Passes in June 1944
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On June 22, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Servicemen's Readjustment Act, better known as the G.I. Bill, in order to help soldiers secure stability as they returned to civilian life. A broadcast aired shortly after the bill was signed describes a nation preparing to welcome World War II veterans.
Impact of U.S. Withdrawal on South Vietnam
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Following the January 27, 1973 signing of a ceasefire agreement to end the Vietnam War and the subsequent departure of U.S. troops, the U.S. military prepared the South Vietnamese to take over operations. A U.S. officer who remained in Vietnam to help with the transition is interviewed on October 11, 1973, about the process of bolstering South Vietnam's economy and self-sufficiency.
Korean War Progress Report
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Upon his return from the Far East, Supreme Commander of U.N. forces Gen. Matthew Ridgeway addresses a joint session of Congress on April 22, 1952, and recounts stories of Allied bravery on the battlefield.
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