August 10, 2011
Devry University Online
Social Policy[->0]; Winter2011, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p47-48, 2p
War Remnants Museum
This article reports on the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and the depiction of the Vietnam War from the perspective of the Vietnamese. The article discusses the options Americans had about whether to support the war and whether to submit to the draft and join the armed forces. The article describes how the U.S. has moved on from the war while the effect of the Agent Orange herbicide and cluster bombs linger. Information is also provided on lingering effects of unexploded ordinance and dioxin in the 21st century.
New York Times[->1]; 6/ 5/2006, p1, 0p
LAST CHANCE; Photographs of Vietnam: Bringing War Back Home. A year ago, the artist Harrell Fletcher saw the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, a memorial to what the Vietnamese call the American War. He was so struck by it that he went back with a digital camera to photograph on the sly everything there. This meant mostly magazine and newspaper photographs, and snapshots of Agent Orange victims, captioned. He shot the photographs and the captions separately, at an angle, to cut down on reflections, and in such a way that his pictures make clear that he was there, standing in the museum, taking photographs of photographs that are themselves copies. They look a little like the pictures you find on eBay.
American Scholar[->2]; Winter2011, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p8-12, 5p, 2 Color Photographs, 1 Black and White Photograph Good Memories, Bad War.
Presents a first person narrative describing the author's travels through Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with his father, a Vietnam War veteran, as they reflect on the changes the city has faced since the conflict.
Naval History[->3]; Aug2011, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p6-6, 1p