- DURATION 60 mins x 2
The conflict in the 1960s and 70s is commonly seen as an exclusively American debacle. And yet its roots lie in 19th-century European colonialism, and had its course altered by World War II all before the Americans even thought of sending troops into Vietnam.
The war would change America forever both in terms of its military and its society as a whole. Its legacy is still killing Vietnamese people 50 years later.
Learn more about this "war with no front lines" (General William C. Westmoreland) with popular Mirthy historian Jem Duducu.
- Duration: 60 mins x 2
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
Meet the Host, Jem
Jem is a published historian and historical fiction writer. He writes and speaks about a broad range of subjects covering different areas and continents. His greatest joy is uncovering little-known fascinating facts and sharing them with an audience.
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