Episode 119

The Vietnam War: The My Lai Massacre with Marshall Poe

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In November 1969 news broke of a massacre of Vietnamese civilians by US troops in the village of My Lai in the So Tonh district of Kwang Nai in the South Central coast region of Vietnam. The killings themselves had taken place more than a year earlier on the 16th March 1968. It’s difficult to know how many deaths there were – the US army puts the figure at 347, and there are estimates of around 500.

Marshall Poe joins to discuss the build up, the massacre itself and the events of that day, the cover up, and we try to answer why it happened.

Marshall Poe Links

The Reality of the My Lai Massacre

New Books Network

Massacres in Vietnam

The Vietnam War

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