● the truth about the vietnam war [видео] ● why was the vietnam war fought robert mcnamara on lessons learned mistakes 1995 [видео. In this dec 4, 1969, file photo, army capt ernest medina, a key figure in the 1968 my lai massacre during the vietnam war, speaks at a news conference at the pentagon medina died on may 8, 2018. The my lai massacre during the vietnam war saw us soldiers kill hundreds of innocent civilians — and get away with it in the months before the massacre, the american soldiers at fault had been repeatedly attacked by viet cong troops they had lost more than 40 men in three months, and they. Following the my lai massacre, during which between 347 and 504 civilians were killed, the story remained largely out of the public eye until the media published haeberle's photographs in november.
Sixty years after the tet offensive, south korea is coming to terms with brutal atrocities committed by its troops during the vietnam war. Helicopter pilot hugh thompson speaks with reporters at the pentagon on dec 4, 1969, after testifying about the my lai massacre in south vietnam. The my lai massacre was a pivotal moment in that misbegotten war: an american contingent of about a hundred soldiers, known as charlie company, having received poor intelligence, and thinking that. Villagers in my lai during the 1968 operation and massacre the vietnam war produced many indiscriminate killings, civilian casualties and war crimes perhaps the best known is the killing of vietnamese villagers by american soldiers at my lai in march 1968 soldiers from 'charlie' company.
Amy goodman: vietnam war veteran eric herter, speaking today on this, the 50th anniversary of the my lai massacre, when us forces slaughtered more than 500 vietnamese women, children and old men. The my lai massacre happened in march of 1968, soon after the tet offensive [covered in episode 6], so it could have been the next episode, said novick americans claimed far more vietnamese civilian lives than those at my lai though, and the vietnam war tries to put that into context as well. My lai massacre was the mass murder of as many as 500 unarmed civilians, in which most of them were women, children, infants, and elderly people, in my lai, south vietnam on march 16, 1968 during the vietnam war the massacre was committed by us army soldiers of charlie company, 11th brigade, america division. Vietnam's surging young population -- about half of the country's 93 million people are under the age of 30 -- are mostly looking away from the war today, focused instead on getting good jobs, premier pham thi thuan, 80, a survivor of the my lai massacre, visits the mass grave in son my village.
Figure in my lai massacre during vietnam war ernest medina dies in marinette medina was an army captain on march 16, 1968, when american troops under his command killed hundreds of unarmed. Vietnam: pham thanh cong doesn't remember much about the day his family was killed in front of him by american troops in the my lai massacre the massacre, uncovered in 1970 by american investigative reporter seymour hersh, polarised public opinion and energised a mounting anti-war. Read the letter that changed the way americans saw the vietnam war american military helicopters in flight during the my lai massacre on mar 16, 1968 in my lai, south vietnam ronald l haeberle. In this dec 4, 1969, file photo, us army capt ernest medina, a key figure in the 1968 my lai massacre during the vietnam war, speaks at a news conference at the pentagon medina died on may 8.
The my lai massacre and how to write about war women and children in quang ngai province in what was then south vietnam the my lai massacre, as it became later known, constituted one of the. Friday marked the 50th anniversary of the my lai massacre, when us troops sacked a city and killed 504 unarmed civilians during the vietnam war provincial official dang ngoc dung said at a ceremony in the town of my lai that the massacre was a typical case of cruel crimes committed by. The my lai massacre was one of the most horrific incidents of violence committed against unarmed civilians during the vietnam war a company of american soldiers brutally killed most of the people—women, children and old men—in the village of my lai on march 16, 1968.
As the 50th anniversary of the my lai massacre approaches, survivors of the 1968 massacre spoke to the dpa news agency about the deaths of up to 504 civilians at the hands of us soldiers during the war in vietnam although 26 us soldiers were charged with war crimes, only the platoon leader. In vietnam and the united states, memories of my lai have dimmed over the years americans, including some veterans, helped construct a hospital at the site of the massacre and a peace park to remind future generations of the horrors of war. In an eerie coincidence, three years later to the day, on the morning of march 16, 1968, a detachment of us soldiers arrived at a number of hamlets designated my lai in central vietnam.
Vietnam marked 50 years since the my lai massacre on friday in a memorial ceremony at the site of the killings that was attended by survivors of the massacre, their families, and around 60 us. My lai massacre: vietnam marks 50 years since 504 killed by us soldiers it was the worst recorded us war crime committed in vietnam but the ceremony at the site, now a memorial to the victims, was relatively low key amid warming ties between washington and hanoi. The my lai massacre became a defining symbol of the vietnam war some deemed the massacre as an aberration others called it a symptom of deeper problems—of leadership, training, and morale.
The my lai massacre, formerly referred to as the 'pinkville massacre', is considered to be one of the most appalling acts of violence committed by american soldiers against civilians during the vietnam war. The massacre ultimately increased domestic opposition to the united states involvement in the vietnam war, resulting in the denouncement by the us congressmen of the three u s servicemen who made an effort to half the massacre and protect the wounded(1. Mr pham thanh cong, 50, survivor of the my lai massacre, when 504 defenseless vietnamese civilians, mostly women and children, were shot by by us army forces on march 16, 1968, in the hamlet of my lai during the vietnam war.