Four Hours in My Lai: A War Crime and Its Aftermath

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The TV documentary on the massacre of an undefended coastal village in central Vietnam forms the starting point for this study of perhaps the most hideous of all atrocities committed by the US Army in Vietnam. The incident, so heavily laundered by Nixon's government, is scrupulously re-examined to present an anatomy of this war-crime in the context of mid-century America.

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America honours My Lai Heroes 30 years on. It's in the book
Last March 7, 1998, America's military finally came to terms with My Lai and recognised the bravery of Hugh Thompson and Larry Colburn, the members of a helicopter crew who rescued unarmed civilians who were at My Lai in the middle of the massacre. As they did so they trained their machine guns on American troops and threatened to open fire if any more innocent people were killed. The story was first told in my book Four Hours in My Lai. As a direct result, Prof. David Egan, an expert in architecture at a university in South Carolina began a letter writing campaign to try and win some official recognition for the bravery of Thompson and Colburn. It took nearly six years, met with all kinds of resistence from The Pentagon and the Clinton White House, until by sheer force of numbers the Government and Top Brass had to give way. However...America has still only grasped a fraction of the reality of My Lai and more importantly the Vietnam War as a whole. We tried in this book to show what war can do to young men. We believe it is as relevent today as it was when we wrote it. Ten years ago we hadn't heard of massacres in Bosnia, Ruwanda, Sudan and Kosovo.

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