Into sunlight they marched,
Into dog day, into no saints day,
And were cut down.
They marched without knowing
How the air would be sucked from their lungs,
How their lungs would collapse,
How the world would twist itself, would
Bend into the cruel angle.
Into the black understanding they marched
Until the angels came
Calling their names,
Until they rose, one by one from the blood.
The light blasted down on them.
The bullets sliced through the razor grass
So there was not even time to speak.
The words would not let themselves be spoken.
Some of them died.
Some of them were not allowed to.
Who Spoke Up?
Documents Relating to the Vietnam War
The Nightly News
Glossary of MiIitary Terms
Author’s Book Collection on Vietnam Wars / Korean War Book Collection
Vietnam Today – Photo Archive @ Terragalleria
Other Historical Timelines of interest
Vietnam War Notebook Essays:
Introduction: Essential Context
Introduction: Effects of Geography and Climate
Chapter 1 – Early History of Vietnam, Nam Viet to Gia Long
Chapter 2 – The 19th Century, Colonialism Comes to Vietnam
Chapter 3 – Early 20th Century to World War II
Chapter 4 – The World War II Years
Chapter 5 – French Indochina War, Early Years (1946 – 1950)
Chapter 6 – French Indochina War, Meat Grinder War (1951 – 1953)
Chapter 7 – French Indochina War, Dien Bien Phu (1953 – 1954)
Chapter 8 – Geneva 1954 and the Rise of Ngo Dinh Diem
Conclusion – Thoughts on the War’s Legacy
Vietnam War – Final Statistics
Vietnam War Vignettes:
Vignette: Three Stages of Mao’s Revolutionary Warfare
Vignette: The OSS and Ho Chi Minh, 1945
Vignette: French Defeats Along RC 4, Fall 1950
Vignette: Battle of Mao Khe, March 23-28 1951
Vignette: French Armed Forces in Vietnam, 1945-1954
Vignette: The French Groupement Mobile 100
Vignette: The Geneva Conference 1954
Vignette: Diem Survives Coup Attempt, 1962
Vignette: Battle of Ap Bac, January 2, 1963
Vignette: Vietnamization and ARVN’s Identity Crisis
Vignette: Cambodian Coup, March 1970
Vignette: Easter Offensive, 1972
Vignette: Limited Vs. Total War