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Background from the World Book Online
Vietnam War was the longest war in which the United States took part. It began in 1957 and ended in 1975. Vietnam, a small country in Southeast Asia, was divided at the time into the Communist Democratic Republic of Vietnam, commonly called North Vietnam, and the non-Communist Republic of Vietnam, commonly called South Vietnam. North Vietnamese and Communist-trained South Vietnamese rebels sought to overthrow the government of South Vietnam and to eventually reunite the country. The United States and the South Vietnamese army tried to stop them, but failed.
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Gilbert, Marc Jason. "Vietnam War." World Book Student. World Book, 2016. Web. 10 Feb. 2016.
Teaching With Documents: The War in Vietnam - A Story in Photographs
Photographs documenting the experiences of the young men and women who served in Vietnam.
The Vietnam War
This site does not try to document the entire history of the Vietnam War, but is intended as a picture essay illustrating some of the incredible conditions under which soldiers from both sides lived, fought, played and ultimately died. The legendary combat photographer, Tim Page, took almost all of the images shown on this site and they are nothing short of stunning.
History.com - The Vietnam War
Videos and articles from the History Channel about the Vietnam War.
Vietnam War History - BBC
A basic history of the Vietnam War from the BBC.
In the Library
Why Did the Vietnam War Happen? by
Publication Date: 2010-08-01
Vietnam War by
Publication Date: 2000-10-27