Vietnam: An Epic Tradegy 1945-1975
Sun 7 Oct 2018, 12.30-1.30pm
Baille Gifford Big Tent
‘What makes his books a compelling read are the human stories’ Sunday Times
This year marks 50 years since the Mai Lai Massacre. Max Hastings provides a masterful account of the Vietnam War through his collection of vivid personal memories. He reported in 1967-1968 from the US, where he encountered many of the war’s decision makers, including President Lyndon Johnson. He rode a helicopter out of the US Saigon embassy compound during the final 1975 evacuation. Hastings’ narrative creates an extraordinary historical record.
Join us for a first hand account of one of the most devastating international conflicts of the 20th century from one of the country’s leading historians.