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A gripping exploration of the morality of warfare, this American Experience episode recounts in excruciating detail the massacre of over 300 unarmed Vietnamese in March 1968 by the "ordinary young men" of Charlie Company, and the actions of the brave soldiers who broke ranks to try to halt the atrocities and helped bring them to light. The program looks at the immediate cover-up by participants and higher-ups and the subsequent investigation (though the specifics of how the story actually broke are all but ignored), and assesses the charges and punishments meted out. Powerful interviews with soldiers and villagers tie together news and military-sourced footage and photos, commentary by historians, and animated maps. Note: brief profanity, graphic images and descriptions of atrocities. Grades 10 and up. Closed captioned. Color and black-and-white. 85 minutes. PBS. ©2010.

Freshly wrenching detail and supremely relevant right now. - Jeff Stein, Washington Post

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PBS303DV-WBSSS 9781608832101 DVD $24.99

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