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Interview with Herbert Bluechel, 1981

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Title:
Interview with Herbert Bluechel, 1981
Description:
Herbert Bluechel served in Vietnam in the mid-1940s. He recalls British General Gracey’s entry into Saigon and describes a meeting between French General Philippe Leclerc and O.S.S. officer Peter Dewey; Dewey would be the first American casualty in Vietnam, prior to the official start of the war. He recounts the events surrounding Dewey’s death in detail. Finally, he discusses the mood of the country and Vietnamese attitudes towards the French, the British, and the Americans.
Creator:
Ellison, Richard
Interviewee:
Bluechel, Herbert
Date:
April 23, 1981
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
Vietnam: A Television History
Subjects:
Colonization
United States--History, Military--20th century
Imperialism
Occupations
Assassins
National liberation movements
Japan--History, Military--1868-1945
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American
United States. Office of Strategic Services
Extent:
00:26:34:04
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Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_C34EEED92F3243D4B04E2FB8A9DEF799