Things Fall Apart (January 1968-July 1968)

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  • On the Tet holiday, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces launch attacks on cities and military bases throughout the South, suffering devastating losses but casting doubt on Johnson’s promise that there is “light at the end of the tunnel.”


  • Originally released by PBS, 2017.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on January 24, 2018.
  • Streaming video file.
  • Closed-captioned.


  • Helicopter War (3:57); Watershed Year (2:23); General Offensive, General Uprising (5:21); Battle of Khe Sanh (3:37); Realities of War (4:59); Tet Offensive (8:49); U.S. Embassy Attack (5:19); Terror in Saigon (3:16); Battle of Hue (16:29); Bill Ehrhart at Hue (-5:0-4); Casualties at Hue (5:05); Prisoner of War (2:03); Communist Executions (8:46); Approval Ratings (5:33); Civil Unrest (5:21); War and Assassination (5:33); Credits: Things Fall Apart (January 1968-July 1968) (3:07)
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