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Interviews with My Lai Veterans (1971)

Interviews with five former American soldiers who were present at the March 16, 1968 attack on the village of My Lai during the Vietnam War; they discuss the orders that were issued leading... See full summary »

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Interviews with five former American soldiers who were present at the March 16, 1968 attack on the village of My Lai during the Vietnam War; they discuss the orders that were issued leading up to the attack, their expectations of what they would find there, and the subsequent massacre of the inhabitants and destruction of the village, as well as possible motivations for the killings and rapes which took place. Written by scgary66

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25 February 1971 (USA)  »

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Shocking yet strangely unsurprising
19 May 2004 | by (Amsterdam, Holland) – See all my reviews

This documentary doesn't have any real footage of the slaughter,yet the stories of the veterans don't leave much to wonder.

What makes it even more a strange documentary is the fact that the My Lai incident (if one can call it like that) has some likeness with the actual Abu Graib abuses in Iraq.The cover up that happened then will happen now,at least that's what I think (BUT DON'T HOPE).

What I don't understand and never will probably is the fact that soldiers actually kill innocents (they know they are that) because a higher ranked officer tells them to.

I'm not gonna talk about the film itself,one has to see it without any knowledge about it. 9/10


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