But it was also heavily censored. Made from the pick of 20,000 reels of previously restricted or classified Secret' film recorded by U.S. combat cameramen, this astonishing 3-part series offers a stunning new 'front line' perspective on the conflict. Savage, raw, shocking and bloody, this is the Vietnam War as it was really fought.
The Secrets of the War For the first three years of the war, the U.S. Infantry had two very different missions to win 'Hearts and Minds' and to 'Search and Destroy'. Join U.S. combat cameramen as they are choppered in alongside the troops to capture the fighting on assault operations including Starlight, Cedar Falls and Masher.
The Secrets of the Weapons From snake-infested jungles to treacherous underground tunnel complexes to city streets, U.S. Infantrymen had to fight in all terrains in Vietnam. Superb combat footage records the war as it raged both in the countryside and in the cities of Saigon and Hue during the Tet Offensive of 1968.
The Secrets of the Men As peace negotiations dragged on, U.S. soldiers faced new threats and dangers - and a largely conscript army started to come apart under pressure. Once-censored film footage provides a shocking insight, from the carnage of Hamburger Hill to vicious fighting in the Mekong Delta.