Monday 20 August 2018

A corrupt world, then and now

Television review: The Vietnam War (RTE1)

US troops 'in country' during the Vietnam War
US troops 'in country' during the Vietnam War
Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

I guess I was trying to forget Vietnam. That's what all of us try to do - forget it. And that's just the movies. In fact for most of us, it's only the movies.

Yeah, I thought I was just about done with 'Nam after Full Metal Jacket, and so I kinda avoided the first few episodes of the documentary series The Vietnam War, directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick for PBS in America, now running on RTE1.

But then I was told by someone of impeccable taste that I really needed to see this, that I had to beat off the demons one more time and throw myself right back in there - with the consolation that at least now I know how it all turned out.

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