The BEST Episodes of Vietnam in HD

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021

Network: History

It's not the war you know. It's the war they fought. Two years after the release of its landmark Emmy-winning series WWII in HD, HISTORY shifts its focus to a new generation and one of the most controversial chapters in American history, the Vietnam War. Vietnam in HD will immerse viewers in the sights, the sounds and the stories of the Vietnam War as it has never before been seen. Thousands of hours of uncensored footage--much of it shot by soldiers in action--will detail every critical chapter of the conflict. The war will unfold onscreen through the gripping firsthand accounts of 13 brave men and women who were forever changed by their experience in Vietnam. This six-hour series is narrated by Golden Globe Award winner Michael C. Hall and voiced by some of Hollywood’s top talents.

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Peace with Honor (1971-1975)

#1 - Peace with Honor (1971-1975)

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 10, 2011

Bob Clewell's helicopter crew comes under intense fire in one of the final operations of the war. Joe Galloway returns to Vietnam and in Washington, D.C., Barry Romo throws down his medals in protest. The last American troops return home and POW wife Anne Purcell awaits word of her husband's fate. The fall of Saigon brings the unification of Vietnam.

star 9.28
173 votes
An Endless War (1968-1969)

#2 - An Endless War (1968-1969)

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 9, 2011

The turmoil of 1968 helps Nixon win the presidency. Troop strength in Vietnam peaks and the draft accelerates. Karl Marlantes endures bitter jungle fighting on Hill 484, and draftee Arthur Wiknik gets a grim introduction to combat on "Hamburger Hill". But shortly after "winning" both hills, US troops abandon them.

star 9.15
127 votes
The Tet Offensive (1968)

#3 - The Tet Offensive (1968)

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 9, 2011

The enemy gains ground when the massive Tet Offensive catches the Americans by surprise. At Khe Sanh and Pleiku, U.S. troops are under siege. Americans mount a counteroffensive but the shock of the assault ignites anti-war fervor at home.

star 8.82
248 votes
A Changing War (1969-1970)

#4 - A Changing War (1969-1970)

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 10, 2011

Troop withdrawals begin as the Americans train their ARVN allies to take over the war. Gery Benedetti patrols the hostile waters of the Mekong Delta. James Anderson leads a battalion into Cambodia after Nixon's controversial order. Don DeVore struggles to survive a fierce night attack, and Anne Purcell gets promising news about her husband.

star 8.65
208 votes
Search & Destroy (1966-1967)

#5 - Search & Destroy (1966-1967)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 8, 2011

American troops launch widespread "search and destroy" operations; body count, not territory, becomes the measure of success in Vietnam. Charles Brown fights for survival on the bloody slopes of Hill 875 and at home, the American public begins to question U.S. military strategy.

star 8.31
230 votes
The Beginning (1964-1965)

#6 - The Beginning (1964-1965)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 8, 2011

In 1965, Operation Rolling Thunder roars across the skies over North Vietnam and the first U.S. ground troops land in the South. American soldiers are outnumbered in the Ia Drang Valley, the first major battle of the war.

star 8.14
369 votes