Read Mason (78-81) complete the four questions on page 81. Make sure
your answers are reasonably comprehensive and make use of all three
textbooks. This activity ought to take you about two hours. As a
consequence you should be able to explain: (i) How and why the USA
became involved in Vietnam (ii) How the war was fought by both the USA
and Vietcong (iii) Why the USA lost the war (iv) What the consequences
of the war were.
||Mason Modern World History
to GCSE (78-81) JF Aylett - The Cold War and After (26-31)
McAleavy Modern World History (134-141)
||Video - Vietnam - The Camera at war is
a quite brilliant documentary history of the photographers
and photographs of the Vietnam war.
to see the short introduction from the documentary and here
to see each of the photos from the documentary. See a
selection of photos on the BBC
Read Erik Rademaker's IB Diploma Internal
Assessment from 2004: The Historical utility of
case study of Vietnam.