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Vietnam in HD: On the Frontlines

Vietnam in HD: On the Frontlines

  • Premiered: 
    January 7, 2016
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  • Network: History
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Enhanced episodes of Vietnam in HD 
  • Subject Matter: Military/War
  • Tags: Vietnam War

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Plot Synopsis

VIETNAM IN HD: ON THE FRONTLINES is a series of enhanced episodes of VIETNAM IN HD, with new footage and interviews. Culled from thousands of hours of lost and rare color archival footage gathered from a worldwide search through basements and archives, this series presents the story of the Vietnam War through the eyes of Americans who experienced the war firsthand -- both at home and abroad. This series includes personal accounts from: Karl Marlantes, a Marine whose unit saw some of the fiercest fighting in the A Shau Valley and the Da Krong Valley, and whose 2010 novel Matterhorn is widely regarded as the finest Vietnam book ever written; Arthur Wiknik, a draftee who led his squad to safety during the 10-day assault on "Hamburger Hill"; Gery Benedetti, a member of the Navy's "Brown Water River Rats," who transported infantry soldiers and Navy SEALS to various points of incursion along the Mekong River; Bob Clewell, a pilot in the Comancheros assault helicopter battalion who barely survived an ill-fated mission into Laos; Charles Brown, an African-American Army sergeant who led missions through the deadly jungles of Pleiku and Dok; Elizabeth Allen, an Army nurse who insisted on frontline duty and valiantly saved lives during the Tet Offensive; Joe Galloway, a United Press International reporter who was awarded a Bronze Star with V for Valor for rescuing wounded soldiers under fire at Ia Drang; Anne Purcell, wife of the highest-raking Army officer to be held as a Prisoner of War in Vietnam; and Barry Romo, an Army infantryman who transformed from a gung-ho patriot and war hero to staunch anti-war activist. Just as in Reda Productions' earlier series, WORLD WAR II IN HD, letters and writings of more than a dozen war veterans are voiced by A-list celebs, like Edward Burns, Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Zachary Levi, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Dean Cain, Dylan McDermott and others. On Thursday, January 7, 2016 from 6pm-Midnight, History premiered the entire six hours of this enhanced series.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Lou Reda Productions