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Old 09-18-2017, 04:36 PM   #1
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: Ken Burns - The Vietnam War

Opens with a great quote from Viktor Frankl, have you guys read this?



J$, Dresta, Thorpe, Ridonks, Nanners, Primetime, I think you guys would enjoy it.



Interesting to hear from the North Vietnamese troop as well, something along the lines of "only those who have never fought argue over who won and lost", struck me as profound.
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:22 PM   #3
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Who's watching?
i'll be watching this, just got back from vietnam last month coincidentally. i've been back several times before but just to saigon. this last trip was my first time to the north. the people in hanoi were not what i expected. the country has healed quite well from the traumas and divisions of the war.
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:28 PM   #4
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Ho chi min said that so long as his men killed 1 American for every 10 men lost, nam would win.

He was right.

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Old 09-18-2017, 06:43 PM   #5
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Default Re: Ken Burns - The Vietnam War

Watched episode 1 last night. Epic as expected.

Trent Reznor on the score with a little Bobby D mixed in too? Woo wee.
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:04 PM   #6
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Watched episode 1 last night. Epic as expected.

Trent Reznor on the score with a little Bobby D mixed in too? Woo wee.

Otis Redding too!
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:01 AM   #7
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Default Re: Ken Burns - The Vietnam War

My dad did 3 tours there. Still hits a little too close to home.
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:26 AM   #8
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Watching it right now. Truly amazing....... Just found that scene with Buddhist monk that set himself on fire to protest the government....

https://youtu.be/EmB2HH4_qNM?t=13

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Old 09-19-2017, 11:29 AM   #9
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i love stuff like this and will check it out, thanks

i did read and enjoy that book
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Watching it right now. Truly amazing....... Just found that scene with Buddhist monk that set himself on fire to protect the government....

https://youtu.be/EmB2HH4_qNM?t=13

you mean protest, right?
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Old 09-19-2017, 04:31 PM   #12
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Ho chi min said that so long as his men killed 1 American for every 10 men lost, nam would win.

He was right.

Americans don't have the stomach for violence anymore, even though its pretty well accepted everywhere else around the globe.
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