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Interview with Carleton Swift

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Title:
Interview with Carleton Swift
Description:
Carleton Swift, a CIA employee, replaced Archimedes Patti as head of the O.S.S mission in Hanoi. Swift recounts why he got involved with Indochina and his experiences after he took the mission over from Patti. Swift recalls his impressions of Ho Chi Minh describing him as a slight man and Swift admits to not understand how Ho Chi Minh gained so much power. Swift discusses the way the Americans dealt with the North Vietnamese and the friendships that developed.
Creator:
Ellison, Richard
Interviewee:
Swift, Carleton
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
Vietnam: A Television History
Subjects:
Communism
France--History, Military--20th century
Cold War
Imperialism
Nationalism and communism
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American
France--Colonies--Asia
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Japan--History, Military--1868-1945
Capitulations, Military
Diplomacy
United States--History--1945-
United States--Foreign relations--1945-1989
Indochinese War, 1946-1954
United States--History, Military--20th century
International relations
Colonization
United States. Office of Strategic Services
Subversive activities
National liberation movements
Extent:
00:34:17:05
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Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_192BA69A0BD046C48872A2C4B62AAE24