After the end of World War I, a young Vietnamese man looked up to American President Woodrow Wilson. He begged the American president for help with their independence from France. His plea was ignored and the man became a communist not long afterward. The man was Ho Chi Minh, the future communist leader of North…
Joe Frazier actually asked Richard Nixon to reinstate Muhammad Ali’s boxing license after it was revoked for his refusal to support the Vietnam War. He wanted a proper chance to defeat him.
During the fall of South Vietnam, Hugh Hefner managed to evacuate several orphans out of South Vietnam and bring them to America using his personal plane. Some of his “bunnies” actually took care of the children until they could be properly looked after.
Full Metal Jacket is a movie I’ve heard of for many years, but I never had the chance to watch. I knew it was about the Vietnam War, but I didn’t know much else about it. Vietnam War films are numerous, and it’s often confusing about which ones to watch and which ones to avoid….
Under Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet Union urged communist North Vietnam to end their quest of “liberating” South Vietnam during the Vietnam war.