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  • haribo
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    Originally posted by GoneToTheCanner
    Hi there
    It was a Storyville production for BBC 2. It wasn't Kent State, rather some other place in Missouri or some midwest state and there were no deaths and the baton-wielders were the local police. I thought the deaths in Kent State occurred at the hands of National Guardsmen.The programme was called "How Vietnam was lost".
    Well worth a watch.
    regards
    GttC
    Correction ,yes it was the national gaurdsmen who shot the protesting students .The programe sounds very like the the one i watched last week on bbc 2 on 4 sir,yes sir.Some of The early veterans of the viet nam war such as the green berets,and the ones who followed them ,were opposed to the war and they protested in their thousends at home and abroad which went some way to ending the war.

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  • GoneToTheCanner
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    Hi there
    It was a Storyville production for BBC 2. It wasn't Kent State, rather some other place in Missouri or some midwest state and there were no deaths and the baton-wielders were the local police. I thought the deaths in Kent State occurred at the hands of National Guardsmen.The programme was called "How Vietnam was lost".
    Well worth a watch.
    regards
    GttC

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  • haribo
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    [QUOTE=GoneToTheCanner]Hi all
    At home, a peaceful protest in a university turned into a bloody riot (started as a result of police over-reaction and blamed on Commies) and lit the spark of university and street protest, all of which contributed to the pullout from Vietnam. Either from the Storyville or Timewatch series, it featured veterans of both events and was really good viewing.
    regards gttc
    It may have being the riot at Kent State university in 1966 which resulted in several students being shot dead by state troopers.

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  • GoneToTheCanner
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    Hi all
    there was a programme on during the week(I found it by accident) about two important events in the Vietnam War. The first was the destruction of a Delta Company (can't remember the parent unit) when ambushed by the VC. Three infantry companies were on a search and destroy mission and ran into the dug-in strength of a VC Main Force regiment of approx 1000 men.They lost 64 dead and about the same in wounded and the VC force got clear away with few actual dead. The Army spun the defeat into a victory and claimed huge VC casualties.At home, a peaceful protest in a university turned into a bloody riot (started as a result of police over-reaction and blamed on Commies) and lit the spark of university and street protest, all of which contributed to the pullout from Vietnam. Either from the Storyville or Timewatch series, it featured veterans of both events and was really good viewing.
    regards
    GttC

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  • VIETNAM:SIR,NO SIR!-THE GI REVOLT :BBC 4 ON 23.20 hrs tonight

    ONE TO WATCH

    Documentry telling the story of a movement opposed to the vietnam war that developed in the most unlikely of places - the U.S. armed forces themselfs
    Last edited by haribo; 27 June 2006, 18:18.
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