Essays Tagged: "Viet Cong"

An analysis of the character Le Ly in Oliver Stone's "Heaven and Earth"

, and in a moment all she knows is destroyed. Le Ly's destiny will take her from the rice fields of Vietnam to the suburbs of California.For average farmers who only wanted to tend their crops, the wa ... wanted to tend their crops, the war brought horrendous choices. Le Ly's village is visited both by Viet Cong propagandists and American and South Vietnamese advisers. Originally she sides with the Vi ...

(3 pages) 63 0 4.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Vietnam War

In the Vietnam war the United States and the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) opposed the revolutionary movement k ... the United States and the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) opposed the revolutionary movement known as the Viet Cong. The Viet Cong was sponsored by the Communist Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV). This w ... as the second of two wars being fought in that area. The first Indochina war was a struggle between Vietnamese nationalists and the French colonial regime aided by the U.S.. In the second war we repla ...

(5 pages) 205 1 4.1 Apr/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills by Charles Henderson. Essay is general description of the idea of the book and what kind of audience the author intended for.

Charles Henderson's Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills, is a dramatic true story of a Vietnam hero. Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock was one of the first snipers welcomed into the marine ... athcock was one of the first snipers welcomed into the marine core at the height of conflict in the Vietnam War. Charles Henderson tells Hathcock's story from when he first shot a gun to his unforgett ... story from when he first shot a gun to his unforgettable tale of how he stalked and killed over 93 Viet Cong behind enemy lines. Charles really shows that a Sniper is a valuable weapon.I think Charle ...

(3 pages) 26 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The My Lai Massacre

was early spring of 1967. U. S. military officials strongly suspected Quang Ngai Province of South Vietnam, as being a Viet Cong stronghold. Military officials declared the province a free-fire zone ... s. By the end of 1967, most of the dwellings in the province had been destroyed and nearly 140,000 Vietnamese civilians were left without homes. "The war had taken on a hard-nosed character of its ow ...

(4 pages) 65 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > International Organizations & Conflicts

My Little Holocaust

Note: This original fiction is partly based on the infamous My Lai Massacre that occured during the Vietnam War. It goes behind the whole mentality of having to shoot a non-combatant, and what those ... dangling under my feet. Vast stretches of jungle are seen below. But this was not all that was in Vietnam. Soon there were the minute signs of civilization, primitive to what we were used to seeing ...

(7 pages) 42 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Comparing the documentary Hearts and Minds by Peter Davis with the book, Dispatches by Michael Herr.

To far too many people, Vietnam and the conflict there remains a mystery. To some, it was the only war America has ever lost ... did not understand, and an enemy far better able to fight in jungle terrain than American soldiers. Vietnam is history- and not very pleasant or comforting history. Hearts and Minds- the title comes f ... from a Lyndon Johnson speech, depicts not merely the cruelty and callousness of both Americans and Viet Cong- but is far more politically against our involvement. Dispatches is an objective, but just ...

(3 pages) 66 1 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

A Rumor of War. A brief history of the events leading to the Vietnam war, and a critical analaysis of the novel "A Rumor of War".

ence of American military force in Indochina did very little to oppose our communist foe, the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong, and did even less to assure the survival and success of liberty.Follow ... t lived; by 1950 it was apparent that another military and economic superpower had emerged in the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union tested and successfully exploded an atomic bomb, and many Americans as ...

(7 pages) 114 0 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Leaving a Legacy

t the wounded. By placing accurate and continuous fire on enemy positions, the soldier diverted the Viet Cong long enough for medics to carry the casualties and wounded to waiting choppers. The U.S. A ... for Richard Dominguez and the thousands of young men that fought for their lives in the jungles of Vietnam. It was in this reality that Dominguez bravely faced the horrors of war, and became a true h ...

(4 pages) 28 0 0.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Tet Offensive

On January 31, 1968 The National Liberation Front launched a surprise attack on South Vietnam called the Tet Offensive. The offensive targeted over 100 different targets throughout South ... ver 100 different targets throughout South Vietnam. The attack occurred during a cease-fire for the Vietnamese New Year of Tet. The battle was a critical moment during the war, it changed many America ... tle was a critical moment during the war, it changed many Americans opinion about the war.The North Vietnamese started the attack by massing large amounts of troops around the marine base at Khe Sanh. ...

(2 pages) 48 2 4.8 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Vietnam War

THE VIETNAM WARThe Vietnam War began in 1960 with the introduction of American troops into Vietnam. At t ... ime my father was 7 years old and can not recall knowing much about the war.Australia fought in the Vietnam War from 1965 until 1972. At that time the war was being fought between the North Vietnamese ... between the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong on one side and the Americans, Australians and South Vietnamese on the other. The North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong were fighting to unify North Vietnam ...

(2 pages) 39 1 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

My Lai Massacre.

was early spring of 1967. U. S. military officials strongly suspected Quang Ngai Province of South Vietnam, as being a Viet Cong stronghold. Military officials declared the province a free-fire zone ... ks. By the end of 1967, most of the dwellings in the province had been destroyed and nearly 140,000 Vietnamese civilians were left without homes. The war had taken on a hard-nosed character of its own ...

(4 pages) 104 5 4.8 Dec/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Commentary on 'Cambodia', by James Fenton

mes Fenton, the poet of 'Cambodia' spent several years in Asia, touring countries such as Cambodia, Vietnam and Indochina and became distressed and exceedingly more and more incensed by the atrocious ... eferring to here is when American troops conducted illegal bombing raids under the guise of killing Viet-Cong they thought were fleeing into Cambodia. These bombing raids cost 750,000 innocent civilia ...

(5 pages) 16849 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Why did many Americans oppose US involvement in the Vietnam War?

g Vets made up the majority of the protesting population in the United States who sought to end the Vietnam War. The anti-war movement became prominent in 1965, reached its climax in 1968, lasting thr ... of the movement.The Tet Offensive of January 30-31, 1968, resulting in 110 and 20,000 American and Viet Cong casualties, respectively, was the trigger to all of the chaos that was aroused in anti-war ...

(5 pages) 50 1 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

History of the Vietnam War: depicting Australia's involvement

The Growth of Internationalism"Why did Australia involve itself in the Vietnam War? Was it a War fully supported by the Australian public?"Background to the Conflict in Vi ... flict in VietnamThe Vietnam War also known as the Second Indochina War was a conflict between North Vietnam, allied with the Viet Cong against South Vietnam, and their allies--the United States. The F ... d taken over Indochina by the end of the 1880's; these included the countries of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. In 1954, at the United Nations Geneva Conference, decisions were taking place to divide the ...

(3 pages) 20 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

All Quite On The Western Front

acre" came about, it caused great controversy throughout the U.S.My Lai 4 is located in South Vietnam. More specifically Son My, which is a heavily guarded area of Viet Cong trenches. Many men o ... area, being known to be a hot bed, meant that the soldiers had a preconception that there would be Viet Cong. This was a mistake on all parts. The Charlie Company were expecting a fight, and when the ...

(3 pages) 394 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

An American Hero

even join just to get job experience to get a high paying job as a civilian later. Well during the Vietnam war most airmen joined just because they wanted to serve there country. One of those airmen ... re country. One of those airmen was A1C William H. Pitsenbarger. He defended the country during the vietnam war as a pararescue man in the United States Air Force.He was killed in action on April 11, ...

(1 pages) 367 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Strategies used by the opposing sides in the Second Indochina War (1965-1973)

in the Second Indochina War (1965-1973). Why was it inevitable that the South (USA and Republic of Vietnam) would be defeated?It was inevitable that the USA and the Republic of Vietnam would be defea ... warfare and air warfare and their Pacification Campaigns were totally inappropriate for the war in Vietnam.The goal of the USA and South Vietnam was to preserve South Vietnamese independence by de ...

(11 pages) 22 0 1.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Assess the importance of the Viet Cong in the Communist victory in the Second Indochina War

When assessing the importance of the Viet Cong (VC) in the Communist victory, one cannot look past the unity, discipline and effective or ... ot look past the unity, discipline and effective organisation in the vanguard of the VC forces. The Viet Cong were made up of volunteer servicemen who traveled to South Vietnam as “Autumn Cadres& ... 147;Autumn Cadres” - ready to exploit the coming political harvest. The central purpose of the Viet Cong campaigns was to polarise the population, to divide it irrevocably from the GVN, and to mo ...

(6 pages) 2934 0 1.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnam War

Ho Chi Minh was born on May 19, 1890 in Kim Lien, Central Vietnam. Ho’s family always maintaining patriotic pride in their country and heritage. At an ea ... ist ideals of Socialism and Communism. Ho came to believe that the only way to gain independence in Vietnam was with Communism. Settling in Paris, Ho set about preparing for the independence of Vietna ... 1927 to 1930, he helped promote communist revolution throughout the world. During the occupation of Vietnam by Japan at the start of WW2, Ho was forced to return home for the first time in 30 years. W ...

(21 pages) 30 0 0.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Vietnam

Vietnam War The Vietnam War was a war between Vietnam and the United States and the French. It start ... nd lasted until April of 1975. (Karnow, 11) It was a war to stop the spread of communism throughout Vietnam and have France regain power over Vietnam again.The Vietnam War was the second of two major ... o major conflicts that spread throughout Indochina. The first was mainly between the French and the Vietnamese. The Vietnam War started because Vietnam gained independence from France in 1954 and spli ...

(4 pages) 29 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History