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In an exploration of the morality of actions taken in the name of war, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE directs its lens to the 1968 My Lai massacre and asks what drove a company of American soldiers to commit the worst atrocity in American military history? Were they "just following orders" or, did they crumble under the pressure of a vicious war in which the line between enemy soldier and civilian had been intentionally blurred?
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5.0

THE BIG COVER UP

By EXMILITARY

from Cincinnati, Ohio

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Comments about PBS American Experience: My Lai DVD:

Why isn't the public crying foul to one of the U.S. Military biggest cover up in history. If the story hadn't came to light, there would be no court marshal of the LT or his men. Orders came from higher up and he followed orders.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
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The Massacre of My Lai

By Professor Andronicus

from Austin, Texas, 78734

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Comments about PBS American Experience: My Lai DVD:

This is an excellent video dealing with the massacre at My Lai on March 16, 1968, where American combat units murdered hundreds of Vietnamese men, women, and children, virtually none of them combatants. Perhaps even worse than the original massacre was the readiness with which it was covered up by the American military establishment. Perhaps even worse than that in the long run is the willingness of most Americans to simply downplay and forgive war crimes by their own people. Frankly, I do not believe it is one that most Americans are going to be comfortable watching this video, given our pervasive (and mistaken) belief that we are somehow the good guys and the contradictory evidence which the video provides. Nevertheless, it is something that all Americans should watch. The video teaches lessons we should have learned decades ago, lessons that are still relevant at a time when America is involved in wars where it has no business being.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product again.

By Uncle charley

from Pittsburgh, Pa

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Comments about PBS American Experience: My Lai DVD:

It puts into perspective just what our children are being put through. There is no good side to warfare.

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

War is HELL.

By Joe93

from New York City, New York

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Comments about PBS American Experience: My Lai DVD:

You see and learn from this documentry that war IS insane,inhumane and senceless unless your country really has a GOOD REASON for going to war.

(16 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
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MY LAI

By 1967-70 veteran

from Boalsburg, PA

Comments about PBS American Experience: My Lai DVD:

This documentary is a testament of the horrible effects of war on innocent civilians and on the once innocent youth who are sent to fight and kill in those wars. MY LAI stands as one of the worst massacres of innocent civilians by American troops since the war with the Native Americans. Unfortunately such massacres are a fundamental part of warfare and are now classified as collateral damage when caused by just a few hands sending smart bombs, artillery shells and cluster bombs against presumed "targets of opportunity."
The war crimes conducted during and after MY LAI include the sanitization of the charges against the perpetrators and those who covered up the horror. To our shame, we, who allowed these crimes to go unpunished, are all complicit. Let us never forget the people of MY LAI.

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