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After WW2 this has always been the war that fascinates me the most. It ended 44 years ago today. 

 

Oh and....

 

 

 

Lord Thick as pig-shit 

 

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Found this the other day. Declassified photos taken by US military photographers.
 

I agree, it’s a fascinating period, both the post WW2 French colonial era to the unification of Vietnam, and the impact back in the US. 


 

https://allthatsinteresting.com/vietnam-war-photos?fbclid=IwAR2JA5ydGBJjdeLUXDOv7hfdqNAvcIqBvmDiyiqWdVxhqnb6xxkkO_kgteA#4

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19 minutes ago, Kepler-186 said:

Found this the other day. Declassified photos taken by US military photographers.
 

I agree, it’s a fascinating period, both the post WW2 French colonial era to the unification of Vietnam, and the impact back in the US. 


 

https://allthatsinteresting.com/vietnam-war-photos?fbclid=IwAR2JA5ydGBJjdeLUXDOv7hfdqNAvcIqBvmDiyiqWdVxhqnb6xxkkO_kgteA#4

Superb them mate., Thanks. 

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51 minutes ago, Strontium Dog™ said:

Probably should also mention that it's Forrest, with two Rs.

Surely you mean two Ruh's 

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1 hour ago, rb14 said:

The Vietnam War series of ten one-hour episodes was some of the most compelling, educational, brilliant, horrifying, upsetting and deeply emotional TV I've ever had the privilege to watch. I'm sure you lot will know how to download it, but it's on Amazon Prime and well worthy of your money. 


The filmmaker who did that series has also done a WW2 series and one about the American Civil War. They’re really good too. 

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3 hours ago, Bjornebye said:

Blew my mind when I found out that Full Metal Jacket was filmed in the UK 

Docklands apparently before the make over 

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13 minutes ago, Tj hooker said:

Docklands apparently before the make over 

Beckton Gas Works in the East-End the Vietnam scenes were filmed in. Mental 

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Dale A Dye has wrote some great fictional books about Vietnam. They are mostly about Special Forces team, but really give a sense of what a fucked up war it was.

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11 hours ago, Kepler-186 said:

This is from the film on Netflix about the ANZACs called Danger Close. 
 

 

Haha. Just posted this and the Danger Close version on the Vietnam songs thread. Great minds and all that.

Known over here of course as the American War.Public holiday yesterday for Reunification Day.

Lots of unexploded ordnance keeps turning up, dedicated disposal squads in all the provinces. Salvaging them is also a profitable but risky business.I was at a gathering a little while ago sitting with some middle aged farmers.  Half a dozen of them. 11 arms and about 25  fingers between the lot of them.

 Culinary joke.My friends have a defused mortar at their house. They use it as a pestle to grind rice and peanuts.

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I visited My Lại (known here as Son My) recently.It's a breathtakingly beautiful area and the village is preserved as a monument to the victims.Most of the bodies were too decomposed for identification by the time they buried them so relatives of the victims pray at each of the over 100 graves.It would be a nice gesture if the Americans used their forensic teams to use DNA to identify all their victims. Murdering cunts.

The last photo is the Mother monument in what is currently my hometown, Tam Ky. Seven sons lost fighting the French and Americans

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1 hour ago, Evelyn Tentions said:

I visited My Lại (known here as Son My) recently.It's a breathtakingly beautiful area and the village is preserved as a monument to the victims.Most of the bodies were too decomposed for identification by the time they buried them so relatives of the victims pray at each of the over 100 graves.It would be a nice gesture if the Americans used their forensic teams to use DNA to identify all their victims. Murdering cunts.

The last photo is the Mother monument in what is currently my hometown, Tam Ky. Seven sons lost fighting the French and Americans

IMG_20200714_151112.jpg

IMG_20200714_161406.jpg

IMG_20200714_153007.jpg

IMG_20200714_152927.jpg

IMG_20200714_151437.jpg

IMG_20200714_151148.jpg

downloadfile.jpg

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My-lai-gallery-7-0903_GET.jpg

villagers.jpg

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How come you moved there mate? Sounds like a big decision to make 

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2 hours ago, Evelyn Tentions said:

Haha. Just posted this and the Danger Close version on the Vietnam songs thread. Great minds and all that.

Known over here of course as the American War.Public holiday yesterday for Reunification Day.

Lots of unexploded ordnance keeps turning up, dedicated disposal squads in all the provinces. Salvaging them is also a profitable but risky business.I was at a gathering a little while ago sitting with some middle aged farmers.  Half a dozen of them. 11 arms and about 25  fingers between the lot of them.

 Culinary joke.My friends have a defused mortar at their house. They use it as a pestle to grind rice and peanuts.

That’s quality. I think having seen the films about Vietnam as a kid it’s in our consciousness. Great photos. Must be weird that mix of French colonial, pre Communist and Communist Vietnam. I watched Chris Tarrant on Extreme Railway Journeys about Vietnam, too. 

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