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Can you believe your eyes? : Using film as evidence in history.

2) News film: independent

There is always the question of exactly how independent a TV news report is. However, in the later 20th century there were many news networks and in countries like the USA and UK there was no official censorship, except for matters of national security. This clip is an interesting example of the type of reporting which became highly controversial because it was said that the style and tone of the reporting shaped opinions about the Vietnam war rather than simply reporting events from the war. The growth of television was also an important factor in this.

Operation Twinkletoes

Clip from “Operation Twinkletoes, Vietnam”, 1969. By courtesy of ITN Source.

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