"The Vietnam war" was a major watershed in the social, political and military history of america. It has been immortalised in Hollywood films such as apocalypse now. Full metal jacket and platoon but what actually happened in Vietnam and what is the true history behind America's most controversial war? This critically acclaimed six hour documentary reveals the battlegrounds, combatants and human tragedies that shaped a war where nearly 60.000 American servicemen and 500.000 north Vietnamese perished. With unseen footage from the war zone and interviews with veterans. This is the ultimate programme for those who seek to understand how a major power could lose the hearts and minds of its people, as well as the war.