An unflinching look back at some of the Vietnam War's most famous and poignant battles. Includes a 24-page illustrated book and get closer to the action with a collection of authentic reproduction battle maps and photographs covering of Dien Bien Phu to Hamburger Hill,. The fighting in Vietnam would become less a battle over territory and independence, and more an ideological battleground where the contrasting philosophies of east and west would meet head-on in an explosion of politics, culture and napalm. It was the war without fronts, where US troops faced enemies without uniforms who could seemingly disappear from the battlefield without trace. America's fight involved not only 'search and destroy' strategies and aerial bombardment, but also a battle for the hearts and minds of the local population, not to mention those watching events unfold back home. This eye-opening documentary provides a compact yet thorough overview of the Vietnam War, featuring extensive use of archive footage filmed in the streets, jungles, rivers and airspace over south-east Asia, to ensure the lessons learned at such great cost will never be forgotten.