Vietnam: The Ten Thousand Day War

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  • Premiered: Oct 1980
  • Episodes: 26
  • Followers: 1
  • Rank #16992
  • Ended
  • CBC (CA)
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Season 1 Disuss
1x1
America in Vietnam
Air date
Oct 16, 1980
Discusses how the war has affected America, Asia and the world and what has become of the principal figures in the conflict.
1x2
France in Vietnam
Air date
Oct 16, 1980
France's involvement in Vietnam from the end of WW2 to gathering at Dien Bien Phu.
1x3
Dien Bien Phu
Air date
Oct 16, 1980
The historic battle that led to the withdrawal of French forces from Vietnam.
1x4
Early Hope
Air date
Oct 23, 1980
The US continues to back the South Vietnamese government against a growing Communist threat.
1x5
Assassination
Air date
Oct 23, 1980
The American government wavers in its support of President Diem.
1x6
Days of Decision
Air date
Oct 30, 1980
President Johnson makes two important decisions that change the course of history.
1x7
Westy's War
Air date
Oct 30, 1980
General Westmoreland and the President commit increasing ground troops in Vietnam.
1x8
Uneasy Allies
Air date
Nov 05, 1980
The sudden presence of 500,000 American troops and their affluence proves culturally overwhelming to the South Vietnamese, causing envy, corruption and a rift in the alliance that is never fully healed.
1x9
Guerilla Society
Air date
Nov 05, 1980
North Vietnam lived under a state of war for decades.
1x10
The Trail
Air date
Nov 12, 1980
An expedition down the Ho Chi Minh Trail, examining the jungle and mountain paths that were used as Communist supply routes linking North and South Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
1x11
Firepower
Air date
Nov 12, 1980
The costly US firepower advantage allowed them to win battles, but not decide the war.
1x12
The Village War
Air date
Nov 19, 1980
Without peasant support, neither side can win the war.
1x13
The Air War
Air date
Nov 19, 1980
Helicopters, airplanes and bombs played an important role in the Vietnam war.
1x14
Siege
Air date
Nov 26, 1980
US forces endure 77 days of siege at Khe Sanh.
1x15
Tet!
Air date
Dec 10, 1980
An account of the Tet Offensive, a simultaneous North Vietnamese attack on over 100 key locations in the South, staged on Jan. 31, 1968. It dealt a crippling blow to American morale and .. show full overview
1x16
Frontline America
Air date
Dec 17, 1980
Follows the growing opposition to the Vietnam War in the U.S. The documentary features the first anti-war march on the Pentagon in October 1967 and recalls the assassinations of anti-war .. show full overview
1x17
Soldiering On
Air date
Dec 31, 1980
For the GI, Vietnam is both a physical and mental jungle. The men who lived in that jungle give first-hand accounts of how a war without recognizable lines or enemy affected discipline .. show full overview
1x18
Changing the Guard
Air date
Jan 07, 1981
After Tet, Vietnamization is escalated and proves to be less than successful.
1x19
Wanting Out
Air date
Jan 07, 1981
President Nixon is determined to obtain peace through pressure. Congress condemns his secret bombing, then invasion, of Cambodia. Daniel Ellsberg releases the Pentagon Papers and public wrath over a decade of government deception descends on Nixon.
1x20
Bombing of Hanoi
Air date
Jan 14, 1981
The Battle of Hanoi matches America's B-52 armada against Soviet SAM missiles in the single most intense air battle in history. Lasting 12 days and nights, the Christmas bombing in 1972 ends 12 years of American military involvement in Vietnam.
1x21
Peace and Consequence
Air date
Jan 14, 1981
Having promised peace, Nixon and Kissinger try public and secret talks to arrive at a peace accord with North Vietnam.
1x22
The Prisoners
Air date
Jan 21, 1981
Two American P.O.W.s give contrasting accounts of their treatment and actions at the Hanoi Hilton camp. Is the traditional military code of conduct, requiring that a captive give only .. show full overview
1x23
The Unsung Soldiers
Air date
Jan 21, 1981
The readjustment from jungle to Main Street is painful for 2.8 million American soldiers. For the Vietnam veterans, it is a silent homecoming. America wants to forget the war. The soldiers cannot.
1x24
Final Offensive
Air date
Feb 04, 1981
The North Vietnamese Army needed only 55 more days to end the 10,000 Day War.
1x25
Surrender
Air date
Feb 04, 1981
The chronology of battle from the start of the spring 1975 Communist offensive to the domino collapse of South Vietnam's cities within 55 days. The fall of Saigon ends 10,000 days of war.
1x26 Show finale
Vietnam Recalled
Air date
Feb 11, 1981
Five years after the fall of Saigon, the question is asked: What went wrong in Vietnam? The response of policy makers and combatants reveal the deep divisions over Vietnam which still remains.

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