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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

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By Bblaze

from Upstate New York

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Comments about PBS American Experience: My Lai DVD:

I just returned from a visit to Viet Nam ( I learned there are only one-syllable words in the Vietnamese language; another example is Ha Noi ) & Cambodia. I was humbled by the kind & friendly people who all basically said, 'that was then, this is now; we ALL lost a lot in the war; we are proud of our country & are happy that you are here to enjoy it.' Amazing. It was a wonderful experience to travel there & meet everyday folks.

It was sobering to visit sites such as the 'Ha Noi Hilton', the Cu Chi tunnels, the underground bomb shelters etc., & felt bizarre floating along the Me Kong Delta... & yes, it was tough visiting The War Relics Museum. However, I highly recommend touring the country, especially baby-boomers. It somehow cleared many old feelings away.

As for the several reviews/comments listed here: OMG, they are all so very helpful, both in terms of choosing a video to buy AND in terms of current heart-felt dialogue based on painful events from our collective past. Thank you.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
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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.

(7 of 8 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.

(6 of 6 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.

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
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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.

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