Extras

    Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Clip: Episode 8 | Quang Ngai

    The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

    Clip: Episode 8 | Quang Ngai

    A GI talks about the danger of landmines and the courage it took just to walk in Vietnam.

    Clip: Episode 8 | Quang Ngai

    Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Clip: Episode 1 | Ho Chi Minh's Letter

    The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

    Clip: Episode 1 | Ho Chi Minh's Letter

    In 1919, a young Ho Chi Minh delivers a letter to the American delegation.

    Clip: Episode 1 | Ho Chi Minh's Letter

    Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Clip: Episode 1 | Declaration of Independence

    The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

    Clip: Episode 1 | Declaration of Independence

    In 1945, people gather to hear Ho Chi Minh declare Vietnamese independence.

    Clip: Episode 1 | Declaration of Independence

    Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Clip: Episode 2 | Student Protests

    The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

    Clip: Episode 2 | Student Protests

    Students across South Vietnam protest the government's treatment of Buddhist monks.

    Clip: Episode 2 | Student Protests

    Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Clip: Episode 3 | The 9th Party Plenum

    The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

    Clip: Episode 3 | The 9th Party Plenum

    In Hanoi, two North Vietnamese factions disagree about how best to proceed in the war.

    Clip: Episode 3 | The 9th Party Plenum

    Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Clip: Episode 3 | Vietnam's Beauty

    The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

    Clip: Episode 3 | Vietnam's Beauty

    A Marine discusses his surprise in discovering the beauty of the Vietnamese landscape.

    Clip: Episode 3 | Vietnam's Beauty

    Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Clip: Episode 3 | Reporters in Vietnam

    The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

    Clip: Episode 3 | Reporters in Vietnam

    A journalist discovers that it is not always possible to remain neutral reporting on war.

    Clip: Episode 3 | Reporters in Vietnam

    Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Clip: Episode 3 | Binh Gia

    The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

    Clip: Episode 3 | Binh Gia

    North Vietnamese forces ambush South Vietnamese Marines responding to a downed helicopter.

    Clip: Episode 3 | Binh Gia

    Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Clip: Episode 3 | Early Antiwar Movement

    The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

    Clip: Episode 3 | Early Antiwar Movement

    An antiwar movement begins to grow as Americans learn of the conflict in Vietnam.

    Clip: Episode 3 | Early Antiwar Movement

    Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Vietnamese Subtitles: Official Trailer | No Single Truth

    The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

    Vietnamese Subtitles: Official Trailer | No Single Truth

    Vietnamese subtitles: Watch an official trailer for The Vietnam War.

    Vietnamese Subtitles: Official Trailer | No Single Truth

    Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Clip: Episode 3 | Ia Drang

    The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

    Clip: Episode 3 | Ia Drang

    Soldiers discuss the psychological shock of witnessing death on the battlefield.

    Clip: Episode 3 | Ia Drang

    Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Consulting with Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

    The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

    Consulting with Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

    Two of the film’s participants discuss working with the filmmakers.

    Consulting with Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

    Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Official Trailer | No Single Truth

    The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

    Official Trailer | No Single Truth

    Watch an official trailer for The Vietnam War.

    Official Trailer | No Single Truth

    Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross | Composing The Score

    The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

    Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross | Composing The Score

    Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross discuss composing the film's score.

    Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross | Composing The Score

    Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version How Am I Doing This? | First Look

    The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

    How Am I Doing This? | First Look

    A GI talks about his fear of land mines, and the courage it took just to walk in Vietnam.

    How Am I Doing This? | First Look

    Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Not Since The Civil War | First Look

    The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

    Not Since The Civil War | First Look

    A GI recalls how the Vietnam War divided American society.

    Not Since The Civil War | First Look

    Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Christmas Bombing

    The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

    Christmas Bombing

    U.S. forces launch airstrikes on North Vietnam in December, 1972.

    Christmas Bombing

    Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Finishing School

    The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

    Finishing School

    A Marine describes how war exposes a dark side of human nature.

    Finishing School

    Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Extended Look

    The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

    Extended Look

    Ken Burns & Lynn Novick tell the story behind their most ambitious film to date.

    Extended Look

    Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Cowards or Heroes? | First Look

    The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

    Cowards or Heroes? | First Look

    Rather than serve in the military during the Vietnam War, some Americans went to Canada.

    Cowards or Heroes? | First Look

    Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Men Like This | First Look

    The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

    Men Like This | First Look

    A decorated Army veteran talks about the young men who fought the Vietnam War.

    Men Like This | First Look

    Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Social Change Was Coming | First Look

    The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

    Social Change Was Coming | First Look

    The Vietnam era was marked by protests, not just about war, but also for social change.

    Social Change Was Coming | First Look

    Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Shot Right Here | First Look

    The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

    Shot Right Here | First Look

    A South Vietnamese soldier is shot but fights on.

    Shot Right Here | First Look

    Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Vietnamese vs. Vietnamese | First Look

    The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

    Vietnamese vs. Vietnamese | First Look

    A N. Vietnamese soldier laments how the war pitted Vietnamese against each other.

    Vietnamese vs. Vietnamese | First Look