A draft notice dated October 27, , hangs as a tactile reminder that 2. Fortunately, this draftee survived to return and donate it to the exhibition. A small, bloodied notebook taken from a North Vietnamese prisoner contains sketches and diagrams that appear to be battle plans alongside a Viet Cong hand grenade. A handmade crossbow with a quiver of arrows carried by the indigenous Montagnard who fought alongside US forces against North Vietnamese or Viet Cong were gifts to a US Army nurse by the father of a child she had treated in an evacuation hospital.
It is hard not to feel a tender sense of loss upon seeing the fragile, tissue-thin homemade North Vietnamese flag stitched in yellow, sky blue and faded red and carried into battle before it, too, like so much else, was lost.
Admittedly, any sense of a near-tenderness is easier to feel in the absence of the kind of fear instilled in those who saw it in battle. Many of the photographs included here are as immediate and effective as those included in the widely acclaimed exhibition and book Vietnam: The Real War: A Photographic History by the Associated Press.
From times of boredom and monotony, so pronounced on such young faces while card playing, letter-reading or attempting to relax in a hammock in a jungle, to times of crisis, as doctors and nurses scrambled to protect patients as a hospital came under attack, the images capture the truth of the moment. Arguably, no other sound has such an ability to conjure the war or to send its veterans back to their time there.
This, too, Verhoef handled deftly by inquiring of several of those involved veterans whether or not to include the audio recording of the Huey, as important as it was.
All but one of those queried wanted to include it, but he, too, acquiesced when he saw how important it was to the rest. Not to be missed is the deeply moving collection of POW and MIA artifacts, photographs and stories, which speak for themselves. There is always a gap between knowing and not knowing, between those who were there and those who were not. By seeking to deliver the unmediated truth from the men and women who were there, More Than Self: Living the Vietnam War moves us toward closing that gap. Memory is like that, too.
With story, insight and sensitivity, More Than Self: Living the Vietnam War stills the moment in time that was the Vietnam War before it can slip back into the fog of time. Related Posts. Stay up to date on all things Arts ATL. Explore Now.
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The number of struggles for power that are part of the fabric of Vietnam is almost overwhelming. The battles were short and intense and fought in the jungles and rice paddies. Much of the war involved guerilla attacks.
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