1. peerintothepast:

    U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Gunter Dohse of Albuquerque, New Mexico, a 16 yr veteran of the Marine Corps, bounces a little South Vietnamese boy on his boot during an off duty moment at a village five miles from his base perimeter at Danang. Lt. Dohse was an officer of the 3rd Antitank Battalion determined to make friends with the villagers. AP Photo by Don Dedera.

     
  2. sparkledick:

    Battle of Khe Sanh

     
  3. nprfreshair:

    At age 26, Robert Timberg was a handsome young man in uniform. That was before a land mine in Vietnam left him so disfigured that he terrified little children on the street. Dr. Lynn Ketchum, a respected plastic surgeon who did reconstructive surgery on many injured soldiers, wrote in his personal journal that he had many patients in his career with facial burns, but none as bad as Bob Timberg. Timberg’s new memoir, called Blue Eyed Boy, is the story of his long struggle to recover from his wounds and find his place in the civilian world.

    Listen to the interview. 

     
  4. apiart:

    All Orientals Look the Same by Valerie Soe

    Time warp! 1986 is a year in a time when multiculturalism was being idealized, diversity tokenizing the presence of people of color, viewing America as a melting pot, and so on.  1986 is also the year Valerie Soe created his video, challenging the stereotype that “All Orientals Look the Same.”  Soe challenges this stereotype when in between each statement spoken by a seemingly white male authoritative voice, she speaks a different national identity.  What it meant to be “Asian American” at this time period meant a pan-ethnic approach, and instead of generalizing all Asians into one group, Soe brings agency and subjectivity to the diversity within the API community, all to challenge this one generalization that not only conflates all Asians into one category, but also reproduces a foreign perspective on our bodies.  Everyone positioned at the center of the frame also stares straight back at the video’s viewers contesting the possible objectification induced by the gaze.

     
     
  5. whattheendoftheworldlookedlike:

     Thuong Duc, Vietnam, 1967.

    A Viet Cong prisoner awaits interrogation at the A-109 Special Forces Detachment in Thuong Duc, Vietnam, (25 km west of Da Nang), 23 January 1967. (AFP PHOTO/National Archives) 

    More here: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/05/vietnam_35_years_later.html#photo37

     
  6. celer-et-audax:

    Phantom dropping napalm during Khe Sanh, Vietnam

    (via pstuckmode)

     
  7. cinematographiliac:

    Endless list of beautiful cinematography

    Apocalypse Now (1979) 

    Subject: Double exposure shots

     
  8. visually appealing movies → Apocalypse Now -Redux (1979),

    Well, you see, Willard, in this war, things get confused out there. Power, ideals, the old morality, and practical military necessity. But out there with these natives, it must be a temptation to be God. Because there’s a conflict in every human heart, between the rational and irrational, between good and evil. And good does not always triumph. Sometimes, the dark side overcomes what Lincoln called the better angels of our nature.

    (Source: snow-blind, via snow-blind)

     
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  10. jacques-audiard:

    Apocalypse Now