The Resource Interview with Edward Geary Lansdale, 1979 [Part 5 of 5], Produced by Richard Ellison

Interview with Edward Geary Lansdale, 1979 [Part 5 of 5], Produced by Richard Ellison

Label
Interview with Edward Geary Lansdale, 1979 [Part 5 of 5]
Title
Interview with Edward Geary Lansdale, 1979 [Part 5 of 5]
Statement of responsibility
Produced by Richard Ellison
Contributor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
General Edward Geary Lansdale was an advisor to French forces on special counter-guerrilla operations against the Viet Minh. From 1954 to 1957 he was in Saigon and served as an advisor to the American-backed government of South Vietnam. Lansdale recalls his experience fighting communist groups in the Philippines and credits that success for his being called to duty for Vietnam. Lansdale discusses the differences between fighting in the Philippines and Vietnam. He recalls that the Vietnamese had a strong distrust for foreigners and this resulted in a distrust of the government. However, Lansdale contends that it was not a mistake to support the French in Vietnam during 1950 as the French had been our allies in World War II and the United States had close cultural and economic ties with France. Lansdale also recalls his time as a special advisor to Ngo Dinh Diem. Lansdale explains at length the problems Ngo Dinh Diem had, such as being steeped in a Vietnamese Mandarin tradition that created his disengagement with the people and their needs. Lansdale also gives his opinion of Madame Nhu as a tragic figure who was extremely misunderstood
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • In English
  • Original language in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ellison, Richard
Runtime
31
Series statement
Vietnam: A Television History
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Late Twentieth Century (1975-2000)
  • Diplomatic missions
  • Military strategy
  • News leaks
  • Political literature
  • Vietnam
Target audience
adult
Label
Interview with Edward Geary Lansdale, 1979 [Part 5 of 5], Produced by Richard Ellison
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (31 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (CKB)3800000000476911
  • (VaAlASP)1793250
  • (OCoLC)827297687
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1793250/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993800000000476911
Video recording format
other
Label
Interview with Edward Geary Lansdale, 1979 [Part 5 of 5], Produced by Richard Ellison
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (31 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (CKB)3800000000476911
  • (VaAlASP)1793250
  • (OCoLC)827297687
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1793250/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993800000000476911
Video recording format
other

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