The Vietnam War was one of the most contentious conflicts of the 20th century. Yet, at the same time, it was one of the most well-documented, with photographers capturing powerful and striking images of the war and its impact on soldiers and civilians alike.
These photographs have become essential to our collective memory of the war and helped shape our understanding of the conflict.
In this post, we will look at some of the most unforgettable images of the Vietnam War and explore the stories behind them. From the heroism of soldiers in battle to the devastating effects of the war on civilians, these photographs capture the full range of human experiences during the Vietnam War.
9 thoughts on “The most unforgettable images from the Vietnam War”
“War Is Hell”
And it is the HONEST TRUTH
Lost a lot of brothers at Hue and Khe Sanh. Spent six weeks in hospital Cam Ranh Bay. War is stupid if you’re trying to fight it under dumbass CIC like Johnson and Nixon. What a waste.
Great photos. War is hell like the guy above commented. But living with it 56 years later is a second hell, if you were
There and it never leaves you. Blessings to those who have served our country.
Besides the lost of 50000 plus very young men, we incurred the mental break down of a whole generation of young men. This country just can not learn from past mistakes. God have mercy on us.
Respect to all who served, on all sides.
“War is good business. Invest your son.”
Chilling words and unfortunately, true.
I did not go through the same hell as those in direct contact with Charlie but I have never forgotten my buddies in over fifty years. Loved all of you guys. Bruce Wickstrom RVN 68-69 Big Red 1 Lai Khe.
Unnecessary lost of 58,000 young american males due to an unwise decision maded by our leaders of America.
My bonus Dad served in Vietnam he was a great man. He spoke very little about his time there. Looking back I’m sure he didn’t want us to know all the HELL he put thru. He took his life 2 years ago an it’s very hard on our family.