NOTE THIS IS A REGION 1 DVD AND MUST BE PLAYED ON A DVD PLAYER THAT WILL READ REGION 1 DVD`S
I just bought this over this last weekend, and viewed most of the first disc last night. Although I was a little taken back, as I thought it would be a modern documentary with the classic footage - I soon realized what a treasure trove of footage and data this is. True -it is slanted and has an old 6th grade science film narrative along with a very hokey soundtrack that belongs in a John Wayne movie - But - if you listen to what the narrator says and do your research on what was going on there with other documentaries and books, as well as the events around the Ia Drang ('We Were Soldiers'), you can see the 'propaganda' that the government can sometimes feed you. But - now I am glad to have these films, as you can really get a sense of how things were viewed back then, and compare them to now.
My father was there, and said he never saw who they were firing at a majority of the time. If you were up close, it was rare - so for a cameraman to have actually shown the VC - would have been a unusual event. Check with those who served there, don't assume you are going to see footage like in the movies......
After seeing all of my fathers pictures, it was eerie to see movies of the places he had taken pictures of - almost as if these were 'home movies' he had taken. I look forward to viewing these with him next time he comes to visit. Both my brother and I followed in his footsteps and served as Artillery officers also - so this is especially fascinating as we both understand how the Army works - both the good stuff and the bad!
Three discs with 4.5 hours of video plus complete Order of Battle for all units that were part of 1st Cav in Viet Nam or attached to 1st Cav. Very valuable info for children or relatives of vets. All films were shot by U.S. Army combat cameramen, so this is the real story not Hollywood hype or comic book fantasies. Also, this is not the film "Platoon" or the revisionist history of "We Were Soldiers". These are all official U.S. Army documentaries plus captured VC and NVA footage. If you were really in the Cav in NAm, you will truly enjoy these films.