Online newspapers dating from vietnam war
In daily broadcasts from the northern capital Hanoi, Hannah would play music by Joan Baez and Bob Dylan, announce the names of American troops killed in fighting, and read clippings from US newspapers about anti-war protests."Nothing is more confused than to be ordered into a war to die or to be maimed for life without the faintest idea of what's going on," Hannah, whose real name is Trinh Thi Ngo, said on air, reading from a script whose message was tightly controlled by the communist authorities.The US dropped billions of anti-communist leaflets over Vietnam.The African American periodical press is covered in a separate guide: African American Newspapers and Periodicals. Almost 2,500 periodicals, but most are represented by only a few issues each. San Francisco/Bay Area Gay and Lesbian Serial Collection: 61 titles on 96 microfilm reels. From Radical Left to Extreme Right: A Bibliography of Current Periodicals of Protest, Controversy, Advocacy, or Dissent: 1987.
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But it could not fully control the western press, and their raw, powerful coverage of Vietnam is credited with swaying US public opinion on the conflict."I don't think many GI's actually listened to her, much less were influenced by what she said.
They knew it was all propaganda," said Carl Robinson, a journalist who covered the war for the Associated Press, adding US forces preferred listening to their army's own radio network.
Images such as AP photographer Nick Ut's Pulitzer-winning shot of a fleeing, napalm-burned girl, and Hugh Van Es's photograph of desperate Vietnamese trying to board a helicopter from a rooftop in downtown Saigon, have come to define the war.
While Vietnamese reporters working for the communist side were certainly less balanced in their reporting than the foreign press, their images were still powerful, according to photographer Tim Page, who covered the war for UPI."The problem that the great frames taken by the photographers on the 'other side' is that they never got to see the light of day in the west," Page, co-author of a book of images by foreign and Vietnamese journalists killed in the war, told AFP.