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Vietnam and Tet: Did the Media Get it Right? Did Burns and Novick Get it Right? Tell a Friend about this Course

The 50th Anniversary of the Tet Offensive is upon us (1/31-2/21, 2018). That, along with Burns' and Novick's recent PBS documentary, The Vietnam War, Mark Bowden's new book, Hue 1968, and the ongoing dispute with China over its islands, have brought Vietnam and the Battle of Tet front and center to the public. Former Captain Alvan (Cappy) Markle IV served in Vietnam and travelled extensively around the third allied combat tactical zone in South Vietnam in the period after Tet, interacting with the Vietnamese people. His later studies turned up several Vietnamese Communist sources that shed new light on the war and Tet not covered in the Burns documentary. Captain Markle will share his unique perspective on this timely topic and critique the press' role in the conflict.

Dates:February 13, 2018    Check for other dates
Meets:12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location:Creutzburg Center
$42.00Course Fee

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Notes:This program is part of the Smart Lunch series. Lunch is included. SCHEDULE: 12:30 pm to 1 pm; Lunch; 1 pm to 2:30 pm - Program

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