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The Rock 'n' Roll Years

  • 08-07-2013 7:44pm
    Registered Users Posts: 4,565 ✭✭✭ losthorizon

    Or Reeling in the Years on Boards if you like.

    Famous Events in World History chronicled and if you can match up some music that sets the mood for the material thats been shown or that you are reading.

    To start with The Tet Offensive 1968, Vietnam.

    In the end The Americans won the Tet offensive against the North but it turned out to be a political defeat and it was the beginning of the end for the Americans in Vietnam


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,227 The Highwayman

    Bit long, sorry. Live battle footage of war with the sound track from the time over it.
    A lot of shots I had not seen before

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,330 ✭✭✭ Guill

    The Kent State shootings—also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre[—occurred at Kent State University in the U.S. city of Kent, Ohio, and involved the shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard on Monday, May 4, 1970. The guardsmen fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.
    Some of the students who were shot had been protesting against the Cambodian Campaign, which President Richard Nixon announced in a television address on April 30. Other students who were shot had been walking nearby or observing the protest from a distance.
    There was a significant national response to the shootings: hundreds of universities, colleges, and high schools closed throughout the United States due to a student strike of four million students, and the event further affected the public opinion—at an already socially contentious time—over the role of the United States in the Vietnam War.

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,370 ✭✭✭✭ Son Of A Vidic

    A legendary tune from the great Rolling Stones, released in 1969 and became synonymous with Vietnam.