History Channel Presenting ‘Vietnam in HD’

Two years after its Emmy-winning series “WWII in HD,” History Channel this week will focus on the Vietnam War with “Vietnam in HD.” Three two-hour episodes, airing Nov 8, 9 and 10, will immerse viewers in the sights, sounds and tales of the war.

Culled from thousands of hours of uncensored footage – much of it shot by soldiers during action – the presentation will examine every pivotal chapter of the conflict. Thirteen Vietnam veterans will offer firsthand accounts of their experiences.

In conjunction with the series, History Channel is partnering with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s (VVMF) Call for Photos, a campaign to collect a photograph for each of the 58,272 men and women whose names are inscribed on The Wall at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

History Channel is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Comments

  1. steve durbin says

    This was more a history of the armys’ war in Vietnam than anything.The history channel completely forgot about all of the Marines fighting and dying around the DMZ in 1967-68. Battles for Rt.9, Camp Carroll, Dong Ha Mtn., Hill117, Con Thien Gio Linh, Cam Lo, Rock Pile, Helicopter Valley, the Market Place. KIAs on both sides were the highest of the war. The history channel also mentioned the name of all of the army units, but didn’t mention one Marine unit by name. When they did talk about Marines they showed army infantry, not Marines. Marines don’t wear unit insignia on their jungle fatigues.They did wear flak jackets and helmets, much more so than the army. Also, the match between bombing footage and current location in series did not match at all as well as the footage of Marines in the hills out side Khe Sanh. Nothing was mentioned about Civil Action Committees (reinforced squads of Marines who lived outside villages and protected village chieftains at night and rice harvesters during the day.) This was very dangerous duty. A pretty low quality, hurry up and get to TV before Vets’ Day type of job by the history channel.I am a former Marine who fought in all of these areas and have been back to Vietnam and these areas after the war.