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THE VIETNAM WAR

 

 

 

 


The Vietnam War

(1957 - 1975)

History - Pictures - Listening - Lesson plans -
Games
- Songs - Videos - Cinem
a - Stories - Novel

(Updated on 30/10/2012)

 


Related pages :

Wars with American Involvement - Chemical weapons

 

 

History :

  • Parade Marks 40th Anniversary of Vietnam War's End - Text + Audio - 30 April 2015
    "On April 30, 1975, North Vietnamese tanks moved into the center of what was then the South Vietnamese capital, Saigon.
    The United States pulled its last embassy officials out of the city. Vietnamese officials marked the date with a parade in Ho Chi Minh City."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Phan Thi Kim Phúc - Famous picture (Wikipedia)
    "Phan Thi Kim Phúc known as Kim Phuc (born 1963) was the subject of a famous photo from the Vietnam war.
    The picture shows her at about age nine running naked after being severely burned on her back by a napalm attack.
    .."

  • The Vietnam War (Lien brisé)

 

  • The Vietnam War
    BACKGROUND / MACHINES / FACES / HIPPIES / UNDER FIRE / LIFE & SORROW / TIME LINE / REGION MAP...
    (vietnampix.com)

 

  • Vietnam Online (PBS)
    with "statistics, maps, a glossary of terms and acronyms, texts of key U.S. government war documents, weapons used during the war and forty-two biographical portraits of key personalities in the war", etc. (Spartacus International)

 

  • The Vietnam Online Timeline "chronicles a different segment of time -- beginning in 1945 and ending at 1997.
    By clicking on items in red, you can read more about an event and view accompanying images." (PBS)
  • Timeline - Chronology of U.S -Vietnam Relations (about.com)


Pictures :

 

Listening :

  • Parade Marks 40th Anniversary of Vietnam War's End - Text + Audio - 30 April 2015
    "On April 30, 1975, North Vietnamese tanks moved into the center of what was then the South Vietnamese capital, Saigon.
    The United States pulled its last embassy officials out of the city. Vietnamese officials marked the date with a parade in Ho Chi Minh City."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

Lesson plans :

  • Voivi un travail sur John Lennon et la guerre du Vietnam créé par Delphine Darrieumerlou (Ac. Bordeaux)
    "L'un des fichiers est un PDF de trois pages sur la biographie de l'artiste et son engagement contre la guerre du Vietnam
    à travers la chanson "So this is Christmas - War is over". Un lien vers un Prezi reprenant la leçon complète se trouve sur le PDF. 
    Toute la manipulation de la langue est axée sur le passif avec une question de "language use in context"
    (underline in green verbs in the passive form...) et à nouveau l'emploi de plusieurs voix passives dans la description de la chanson.
    Le second fichier est aussi un PDF qui présente de façon très succinte la photo "Napalm girl".
    Avec une video que j'ai réalisée pour la révision de mes élèves dans le cadre de l'épreuve d'Histoire des Arts."
  • Controversies of the Vietnam War - a lesson plan
    Materials Needed: "Blowin In the Wind" by Bob Dylan
    Concept: Students will learn about how some of society felt toward the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.
    Objectives: The students will listen to "Blowin In the Wind" by Bob Dylan and analyze what the song is saying about Vietnam.

    (lessonplanspage.com)

 

 

Games :

 

 

Songs :

 

 

 

  • Goodnight Saigon sung by Billy Joel
    "we had no homefront
    we had no soft soap
    they sent us playboy
    they gave us bob hope
    we dug in deep
    and shot on sight
    and prayed to Jesus Christ with all of our might."
    (lyrics007.com)

    - the VIDEO (YouTube)

  • "Blowin In the Wind" by Bob Dylan :
    - See
    Lesson plans

  • John Brown by Bob Dylan :
    "And I thought when I was there, God, what am I doing here?
    Just tryin  to kill somebody or DIE tryin'. 
    But the thing that scared me most, when my enemy came up close,
    I saw his frightened face looked just like mine."
    - the VIDEO (YouTube)

 

Videos :

 

Cinema :

 

  • Across the Universe "is a 2007 British-American jukebox musical romantic drama film...
    Lucy Carrigan worries about her boyfriend Daniel who is headed for service in the Vietnam War ...
    When Daniel is killed in Vietnam, Lucy decides to visit Max in New York...
    Max is deployed to Vietnam, leading Lucy to become increasingly involved in the anti-war movement, especially with the SDR...
    Max is wounded in Vietnam and sent home, psychologically scarred and dependent on morphine ("Happiness Is a Warm Gun")."

    (Wikipedia)

  • BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY :

      • See Born on the Fourth of July




      • Born On The Fourth Of July: Part-10 - with Tom Cruise in a wheelchair
        (YouTube)

        "Though he tries to maintain his dignity as a Marine, Ron gradually becomes disillusioned, feeling the effects of his paralysis on his life, and realizes that all the things he was taught from birth, like honor, patriotism, and courage, were illusions which he would give up any day to get his legs back... 
        After returning home drunk one night after having a barroom confrontation with a World War II veteran who expresses no sympathy to Ron,
        Ron's disillusionment grows severe enough that he has an intense fight with his mother, yelling at her that there was no God, and that they
        murdered babies in Vietnam disregarding what Christianity actually taught."

        (Wikipedia)

 

    • Born on the Fourth of July (1989) - with the TRAILER
      "The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for..."
      (imdb.com)


    • Born on the Fourth of July (Wikipedia)
      1 Origin
      2 Film adaptation
      3 Plot synopsis
      4 Themes
      5 Awards and Nominations
      6 Trivia
      7 References
      8 External links

 

 

Stories :

  • The Things They Carried
    "a collection of related stories by Tim O'Brien, about a platoon of American soldiers in the Vietnam War, originally published in hardcover
    by Houghton Mifflin, 1990.

    (Wikipedia)

 

Novel :