Battlefield Season 3
S03 E01Jan 1, 1999
Dien Bien Phu - The Legacy Jan 1, 1999 Covers the battle at Dien Bien Phu in 1954 and the resulting expulsion of the French and the division of the country into a North and South Vietnam.
S03 E02Jan 1, 1999
The Undeclared War Jan 1, 1999 Covers the US's growing invovlement from military advisors to combat troops after the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. Also covered is Operation Starlight which was the US Marines first battle against the Vietcong in 1965.
S03 E03Jan 1, 1999
Search and Destroy Jan 1, 1999 Covers the US Army's first battle against the NVA at the Ia Drang Valley in 1965 and the strategy and tactics of the US and North Vietnamese in their efforts to win the war.
S03 E04Jan 1, 1999
The Showdown in the Iron Triangle Jan 1, 1999 Covers the US Operations which try to seek and destroy the Vietcong and induce them into set piece battles in various areas between Saigon and Cambodia in 1966-67.
S03 E05Jan 1, 1999
Countdown to Tet Jan 1, 1999 Covers the events in 1967 which lead the Vietcong to plan an all out attack on South Vietnam during the Tet New Year of 1968.
S03 E06Jan 1, 1999
The Tet Offensive Jan 1, 1999 Covers the Tet Offensive of 1968 in great detail, especially the street battles in Saigon and Hue and the resulting near annihilation of the Vietcong.
S03 E07Jan 1, 1999
War on the DMZ Jan 1, 1999 Covers the battles and US Operations that raged around the DMZ in the years before 1968.
S03 E08Jan 1, 1999
Siege at the Khe Sahn Jan 1, 1999 Covers in great detail the largest battle of the war around the US Marine base at Khe Sanh, including the surrounding hill battles and the many B-52 strikes. This episode is the highlight of the series for me, it covers this battle better than any other documentary I've seen. A lot of the battle was artillery fire being exchanged on both sides and this episode covers exactly where the artillery pieces were placed and shows how the US was able to resupply its troops on the nearby hills while under heavy fire, it was very well done.
S03 E09Jan 1, 1999
Air War Vietnam Jan 1, 1999 Covers the early years of the Air War with American and South Vietnamese pilots flying tandem to the beginning of the Rolling Thunder campaign.
S03 E10Jan 1, 1999
Rolling Thunder Jan 1, 1999 Covers the air attacks on North Vietnam by US forces during Operation Rolling Thunder in 1965-68.
S03 E11Jan 1, 1999
Peace With Honour Jan 1, 1999 Covers the struggle US forces have in turning the ground war over to the South Vietnamese and their effort to destroy NVA bases in Laos and Cambodia in 1970. This episode ends with the NVA's buildup before the Easter Offensive of 1972.
S03 E12Jan 1, 1999
The Fall of Saigon Jan 1, 1999 Covers the Easter Offensive of 1972 and the unrestricted Christmas Bombings which leads to the Paris Peace Accords of 1973 and the end of the War for the US. This episode finishes with the battles that occurred in the two years after the US left and the resulting defeat of South Vietnam with the fall of Saigon.