Top Vietnam War Sites and Resources
Here are some of my favourite places to go for info on the Vietnam War. I’ve included a short description to explain what you’ll find at each website. Happy surfing.
- Searchbeat.com has loads of great pages on the Vietnam War, including photos, audio files, history material, timelines and major protagonists. There’s also a wealth of links to websites on the Vietnam War and other aspects of American History. Here are the links to the Vietnam War material.
- VietnamWar.net -Educational, entertainment, and research material relevant to the study of the Vietnam War
- The Wall is a website dedicated to honoring the memory of those who fell in the Vietnam War.
- The History.com page on Vietnam contains a pretty good but concise run through of the major events of the war. It’s also worth checking out for some of the videos which feature eyewitnesses and veterans.
- Life magazine’s website contains some of the incredible Vietnam War photography and magazine covers.
Terrific Vietnam War Documentaries
YouTube has some amazing documentaries uploaded where you can learn an awful lot more about the cataclysm of Vietnam.
First Kill is an incredble piece of film-making. Driven mainly by the voices of war veterans and witnesses, this movie paints an awe-inspiring and terrifying picture of the heart of war. Particularly fascinating is the contribution of Michael Herr, whose haunted voice becomes a steady feature throughout. Also some of the veterans featured here will make you shiver with their stories. Unmissable.
Vietnam in HD is another epic production, and features huge amounts of contemporary filmed footage in all its gory, ear-splitting detail. Absolutely fascinating and again features amazing contributors including Joe Galloway (who was there at the battle of Ia Drang Valley), Karl Marlantes, and more.
Want to get closer? Top Vietnam War Museums
The National Vietnam War Museum – the main US museum located in Mineral Wells, Texas
War Remnants Museum – located in Ho Chi Minh City (old Saigon), contains material on the wars with the French and Americans. About.com has an post detailing opening times and what you can find there.
Washington DC hosts the main Vietnam War memorial – The Wall. You can find it on Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20242, United States