Arts of War

A Thousand Words In N.C.

April 15, 2008

The exhibit, “A Thousand Words: Photographs by Vietnam Veterans, ” which was put together in 2004 at the Sawtooth Center for Visual Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will go on view May 16 at the…

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New Interactive On-Line Wall

April 14, 2008

Footnote.com and the National Archives and Records Administration held a press conference at the Archives in Washington, D.C., on March 26 to announce the release of an online interactive photo of the Vietnam War Memorial…

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Philip Jones Griffiths, 1936-2008

April 12, 2008

The Welsh-born photographer Philip Jones Griffiths, who took some of the most evocative and provocative photos of the American war in Vietnam as a freelance photojournalist, died March 19 in London of cancer at age…

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Vietnam, Long Time Coming On DVD

April 8, 2008

In January 1998, 45 Americans and 20 Vietnamese made a 1, 200-mile, sixteen-day bicycle trip from Hanoi to Saigon. Most of the Americans and some of the Vietnamese were veterans of the American war in…

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Hamburger Hill, Re-Mastered

April 7, 2008

We had mixed reactions to the John Irvin Vietnam War shoot-em-up Hamburger Hill when we reviewed it in the September 1987 issue of The VVA Veteran. Coming out in the wake of Oliver Stone’s super-realistic,…

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Dith Pran, 1942-2008

April 6, 2008

Dith Pran, the Cambodian journalist and human rights activist who gained international fame when his harrowing story was told in the movie The Killing Fields, died March 30 at age 65 in New Brunswick, New…

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The Newseum

April 6, 2008

On Thursday, April 4, a week before its official opening, Washington, D.C.’s newest museum, the Newseum, held a solemn ceremony honoring four journalists who were killed in a 1971 helicopter crash in Laos. The memorial…

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