The Vietnam War : Parts Three and Four | PBS Charlotte

The Vietnam War : Parts Three and Four

July 10, 2018

When to tune in: Friday, July 13th at 9:00 p.m. and 11: 00 p.m.

Part Three : The River Styx

With South Vietnam in chaos, hardliners in Hanoi seize the initiative and send combat troops to the south, accelerating the insurgency. Fearing Saigon’s collapse, President Johnson escalates America’s military commitment, authorizing sustained bombing of the north and deploying ground troops in the south.

Part Four: Resolve

Defying American airpower, North Vietnamese troops and materiel stream down the Ho Chi Minh Trail into the south, while Saigon struggles to “pacify the countryside.” As an antiwar movement builds back home, hundreds of thousands of soldiers and Marines discover that the war they are being asked to fight in Vietnam is nothing like their fathers’ war.