Essay on Why the Vietnam War Should Not Have Happened
The documentary film, Hearts and Minds, by Peter Davis; illustrates the brutal nature and different perspectives of the people involved in the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War is considered as one of the longest and horrific wars in American history. American soldiers involved in the War have diverse reactions of their experiences and encounters during the war. The Vietnamese believed that, “Americans were evil and the Vietnamese simply were fighting merely defensively”. These factors will demonstrate how the film, Hearts and Minds, helped encourage reform during and after the War.
The Vietnam War is considered one of the longest and horrific wars in American history. The Vietnam War started …show more content…
The soldiers spoke about, “ the blood shed on both sides and the unnecessary torture imposed on the enemies”. Many soldiers felt betrayed by the United States Government. The soldiers in the documentary started to question, why they were at this War? Veterans returning from the war, talked about how their lives will never be the same after the war. Many United States Veterans returned with limbs missing and having to wear prosthetic alternative, to somewhat feel normal again. Soldiers were talking about the