Blogs in January 1970

Four Hours in Mai Lai 1st January 1970

Early in the morning of 16 March 1968, a company of around 120 US infantrymen, later to be described as a “normal cross-section of American youth”, entered a village on the central coastal plain of South Vietnam and killed...

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What it is like to go to War 1st January 1970

“In 1968, at the age of 22, Karl Marlantes abandoned his Oxford University scholarship to sign up for active service with the US Marine Corps in Vietnam. Pitched into a war that had no defined military objective other than...

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The Sorrow of War 1st January 1970

10 years in the war and Kien suffers a breakdown – he has seen too much, experienced the horrors of this particular war. In Hanoi he tries to re-establish a relationship former girlfriend. A truly heart rending story of...

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Fields of Fire 1st January 1970

They each had their reasons for being a soldier. They each had their illusions. Goodrich came from Harvard. Snake got the tattoo – Death Before Dishonor – before he got the uniform. And Hodges was haunted by the ghosts...

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The House on Dream Street 1st January 1970

Dana Sachs travels to Hanoi at a time when tourists were hardly known. This is the story of an American trying to learn about Vietnames culture, conflicted with being in an American in the post war era. A truly...

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