Saturday, October 13, 2007

History seen and unseen.

"In the 1960’s an anti-war movement emerged that altered the course of history. This movement didn’t take place on college campuses, but in barracks and on aircraft carriers. It flourished in army stockades, navy brigs and in the dingy towns that surround military bases. It penetrated elite military colleges like West Point. And it spread throughout the battlefields of Vietnam. It was a movement no one expected, least of all those in it. Hundreds went to prison and thousands into exile. And by 1971 it had, in the words of one colonel, infested the entire armed services. Yet today few people know about the GI movement against the war in Vietnam."


toomanytribbles said...

this will be interesting to see.

i'm afraid that only governments learned their lessons then. these reminders of history serve to help people not make the same mistakes.

teacher dude said...

I saw the whole documentary on Google Video and it was a real eye opener. A version of history I was quite ignorant of.