New PDF release: Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of

By Jonathan Shay

ISBN-10: 1439124922

ISBN-13: 9781439124925

Publish yr note: First released in 1994

An unique and groundbreaking publication that examines the mental devastation of warfare through evaluating the warriors of Homer's Iliad with Vietnam veterans being affected by post-traumatic tension disorder

In this strikingly unique and groundbreaking booklet, Dr. Shay examines the mental devastation of conflict via evaluating the warriors of Homer's Iliad with Vietnam veterans being affected by post-traumatic rigidity disease. even though the Iliad used to be written twenty-seven centuries in the past it has a lot to educate approximately strive against trauma, as do the more moderen, compelling voices and studies of Vietnam vets.

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Diem responded by relocating peasants to army-protected villages called agrovilles. The peasants hated forced, expensive removals from their homes, lands and sacred ancestral tombs. Dissatisfaction with the regime of ‘American Diem’ was ever-increasing. In 1960 18 prominent Vietnamese nationalists petitioned Diem for moderate reform, but he became even more repressive in response. US ambassador Elbridge Durbrow recommended that Diem introduce political and social reform rather than concentrate on the use of military force, but MAAG disagreed.

The NLF organised itself into the People’s Liberation Armed Forces (PLAF). The second Indochina War or Vietnam War had begun. One of the great Vietnam War debates concerns the southern insurgents. Was the opposition to Diem: • from indigenous southerners who had always remained in the South? • from southerners who had moved north after Geneva and now returned? • primarily from indigenous northerners? • orchestrated by Hanoi? There is an element of truth in all these suggestions. One thing is indisputable: the level of violence and disruption increased dramatically in South Vietnam from 1958 onwards.

However, the French continued to lose ground. Why? a) Bao Dai’s unpopularity and Ho’s popularity The French puppet emperor, Bao Dai (see page 13), was never popular in Vietnam. In late 1951 a US official said Bao Dai’s government: is in no sense the servant of the people. It has no grass roots. It therefore has no appeal whatsoever to the masses … Revolution will continue and Ho Chi Minh will remain a popular hero so long as ‘independence’ leaders with French support are simply native mandarins [the Vietnamese ruling class] who are succeeding foreign mandarins [the French].

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