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Vintage footage from the Vietnam war is presented in High Definition video format along with narration from both war veterans and Hollywood voice talent. The documentary follows key events ... See full summary »
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Tempestt Bledsoe ...  Elizabeth Allen 6 episodes, 2011
Edward Burns ...  Joe Galloway 6 episodes, 2011
Dean Cain ...  Bob Clewell 6 episodes, 2011
Kevin Connolly ...  Keith Connolly 6 episodes, 2011
Jerry Ferrara ...  Raymond Torres 6 episodes, 2011
Adrian Grenier ...  Barry Romo 6 episodes, 2011
Armie Hammer ...  Gery Benedetti 6 episodes, 2011
Jennifer Love Hewitt ...  Anne Purcell 6 episodes, 2011
Glenn Howerton ...  Don Devore / ... 6 episodes, 2011
Zachary Levi ...  Karl Marlantes 6 episodes, 2011
James Marsden ...  Arthur Wiknik 6 episodes, 2011
Dylan McDermott ...  James Anderson 6 episodes, 2011
Blair Underwood ...  Charles Brown 6 episodes, 2011
Michael C. Hall ...  Self - Narrator 6 episodes, 2011
Barry Romo Barry Romo ...  Self - Vietnam Veteran 5 episodes, 2011
Anne Purcell Anne Purcell ...  Self - Wife of Vietnam Soldier 4 episodes, 2011
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Vintage footage from the Vietnam war is presented in High Definition video format along with narration from both war veterans and Hollywood voice talent. The documentary follows key events and their impact on both the war effort and the American public. Written by Scott L

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Edward Burns portrays Joe Galloway. In We Were Soldiers (2002) Barry Pepper plays Joe Galloway. Both actors starred in Saving Private Ryan (1998) See more »

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Pious mutterings of a generation of narcissists
20 November 2011 | by antimatter33See all my reviews

What strikes me most about this series is how it is possible, even necessary, for Americans to take this most colossal of domestic and international blunders and attempt to ennoble it with fancy language about "buddies" and "honor" and "sacrifice" and other words that are, shall we say, incompatible with the utter annihilation of generations here and there.

To say this series is bad would be incorrect. What it is, is somehow disgusting jingoism. The fake-dramatic music, the lap dissolves, the Times Roman font, the narration of simplistic statements made to sound deep by the hammy-sounding readers - it is deeply repellent, even more so than the earlier "WWII in HD" was repellent. One should learn from his mistakes and correct them. That's something Americans don't seem to understand. War-mongering is only compatible with victory.

Reviewer's update: The series ends with a predictable paean to militarism from the veterans featured in the series, which is grossly offensive, comparing those who returned from the modern catastrophes in Iraq and Afghanistan (the latter ongoing) to themselves. They have, I suppose, the right to this opinion in compensation for their respective ordeals. But at least this conclusion is a consistent ending to a series that attempts to ennoble a moral, political, and societal catastrophe. This is simply not possible. Those who are predisposed to accept that America is a militaristic state with the God given right to throw its destructive weight around regardless of consequences, will find the series compelling. Those who prefer the position of Washington, Jefferson, Grant, Eisenhower, etc. will be filled with a combination of remorse and revulsion.


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