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Interview With Everett Bumgardner [electronic resource]

by Richard Ellison and Everett Bumgardner
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Part 1: Everett Bumgardner, a US Information Agency employee recalls meeting Ngo Dinh Diem and Diem's reaction to the United States and American attitudes to Vietnamese customs and traditions. He describes Americans entering Vietnam and not fully understanding the culture and not having the background or experience to make professional judgments. Bumgardner explains in detail the dynamic between the Americans and Ngo Dinh Diem and the Agroville Program. -- Part 2: US Information Agency employee Bumgardner describes the conditions in the Vietnamese countryside and aspects of the day-to-day life of villagers, including the lack of power held by landlords and the invasion by guerrillas. He discusses how family members left the village to fight, how this changed the dynamic of the village, and the impact this had on the immediate family. Bumgardner also discusses pacification, health conditions, and educational conditions of rural Vietnam.
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115 min.
This edition in English
Title from resource description page (viewed Nov. 5, 2012).
American history in video
Vietnam : a television history
Boston, Mass. : WGBH Boston Video, 1983.
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