from The Water's Edge

Iconic Images of the Vietnam War

March 7, 2015

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All week long, I have been posting my picks for the best histories, memoirs, films, songs, and novels about the Vietnam War. Vietnam dominated U.S. foreign policy for a decade and divided the American public. Here are some iconic images from a clash that still weighs on American foreign policy. A word of caution: the slideshow below contains graphic photos that you may find disturbing.

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For more suggested resources on the Vietnam War, check out the other posts in this series:

The Best Histories of the Vietnam War

The Ten Best Memoirs of the Vietnam War

Top Ten Vietnam War Movies"

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The Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs

Ten Vietnam War Novels to Read"

TWE Remembers: The First U.S. Combat Troops Arrive in Vietnam