WAR * EDWIN STAR * TAMLA MOTOWN 754 * UK
John F. Kennedy (Roman Catholic) Nguyen Diem (Roman Catholic)
Nikita Khrushchev (Communist) Ho Chi Minh (Communist)
bring you the escalation war (by proxy) of the century
Live in Viet Nam
THE VIET NAM WAR*
*A. K. A. Chien Tranh Chong My Cuu Nuoc, ("War Against the Americans to Save the Nation")
Staring: United States armed forces with full supporting role from The Army of the Republic of Viet Nam (ARVN).
Co-Staring: The National Liberation Front (The Viet Cong ) and People's Army of Viet Nam (PAVN) and Guerrillas.
Plus a multitude of unimportant pathetic civilians.
See: Vietnam's Buddhist Monks protests crushed by the ruling Roman Catholic structures in some glorious opening scenes.
Thrill to Operation Rolling Thunder: the non-stop bombing raids in North Vietnam.
Witness: Operation Flaming Dart and Operation Starlite.
There's Napalm and Agent Orange galore, and much mush more.
1.1 million fighters -- Viet Cong guerrillas and North Vietnamese soldiers -- and nearly 2 million civilians in the north and the south were killed between 1954 and 1975. The number of wounded fighters was put at 600,000. It is unclear how many Vietnamese civilians were wounded. Americans, 58,226 were killed in action or classified as missing in action. A further 153,303 Americans were wounded to give total casualties of 211,529. The United States Army took the majority of the casualties with 38,179 killed and 96,802 wounded; the Marine Corps lost 14,836 killed and 51,392 wounded; the Navy 2,556 and 4,178; with the Air Force suffering the lowest casualties both in numbers and percentage terms with 2,580 killed and 931 wounded.
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