The Burns-Novick eighteen-hour documentary on the Vietnam War ended earlier this week. I am still trying to get my head around everything I saw. Since I am not a historian of the war and have not read too much about it, I am finding it hard to anchor my emotions. And since I do not plan on digging deeper (at least in a scholarly way) into the Vietnam War any time soon, I will need to rely on what others are saying.
More reviews are rolling in:
Was there a lesson in the documentary about fake news?
Here is what Burns wants you to remember
Bad history can be very entertaining
Christian Appy reviews Episode 1
Did Burns gloss over the civilian toll?
What about Donald Trump’s Vietnam?
A history professor reflects on the documentary and his own experience in Vietnam