"Scary Movies" by Stephen Amidon
The story hints at the Vietnam War and the May 1968 protests held by students in France. The students, together with many other protesters around Europe and the US, also protested against the Vietnam War.
"The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien
The message of the short story relates to the horrors of the war in Vietnam and explains to readers how the soldiers involved in the war felt. Implicitly, the story criticizes the American government for sending young men into Vietnam.
Songs and memoirs
"A Rumor of War" by Philip Caputo
The memoir “A Rumor of War” deals with the Vietnam War, especially with the way in which the author’s platoon dealt with fighting the Viet Cong members in a village called Ha Na.
"Eve of Destruction" by P.F. Sloan
“Eve of Destruction” was released in 1965. It is a protest song against the Vietnam War and deals with the themes of war, racism, and injustice.
Below are further suggestions for texts or movies that may be relevant when working with the Vietnam War.