The Thailand Forum

The Thailand expat forum for Travel, Lifestyle and Fun.



Welcome to the TeakDoor.com The Thailand Forum.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view some discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us

TeakDoor Advertising Rates

Forum Home Donate Arcade Chat Room Gallery Property Mark Forums Read
Go Back   TeakDoor.com - The Thailand Forum > Banal Banter > Arts & Entertainment
Home Register TD Links FAQ Members List Calendar Weather Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Arts & Entertainment "Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued." The written word, the spoken word, performance art, visual art. What is "Art?" From television advertising to opera, comic books to classic literature, vacation snapshots to the Sistine Chapel Frescoes; we are exposed to art every day. What is art to you?

Thai Dating  Savile Row Fashion Bangkok

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 27-07-2010, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
Banned
 
Last Online: 30-01-2013 09:22 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 10,903
Chairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand Expat
Photos: The female soldiers of the Vietnam war.

Just watched a good doco on the photographers of the Vietnam war. Amazing really seeing some of the female soldiers who volunteered to defend their country with their lives. Some interesting pics from that period:








Hao Lok, North Vietnam: Mai Thi La (left) and Nguyen Thi Thy man an anti-aircraft gun in this village in Thanh Hoa Province, North Vietnam. The Communists claim the girls are members of a women's battery which, according to the Reds, has shot down three American airmen.



Nguyễn Thị Cần


1973 in Đường Trường Sơn

NLF soldiers. the young girl in the centre was to go on and receive an important war medal.







National Liberation Front female soldier in final offencive (1975)




















Phạm Văn Đồng, PM of Democratic Republic Vietnam


Shooting a heavy 12.7mm machine gun.






Nguyen Thi Minh Hien became a heroine of the Vietnam Peoples Armed Forces at 20 years. She participated 17 battles and killed 174 names.




In the Soviet Union. The Woman in the center is Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in the Space, with two Vietnamese officers studying military courses from a USSR delegation 1968.





Ladies operating AAA Guns. According to the American the AAA gunned down more than 4,500 aircraft in Vietnam







A Japanese delegation led by Professor Makoto Kandatsu, President of the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Association visited an antiaircraft battery in Haiphong, October 19, 1971



With destroyed Enemy tank in 1970


Saigon 1975




Many became heroines. A range of stamps later released to honour their resistance.





Capt. William Robinson




It would be 7 years before he was released, and would be the longest ever PoW in US military history.

http://www.134arw.ang.af.mil/news/st...p?id=123202607


Khong co' chi

She is a Heroine from The Vietnam People's Army (Anh hùng lực lượng vũ trang nhân dân) in 1969 La Thị Tám










VIET NAM - JUNE 10: Picture released 10 June 1972 by North Vietnamese official agency with a caption saying: 'Young women carry the ammunition to the front in Quang Tri province, south Vietnam.' 11 August 1972, the last American ground combat unit in South Vietnam, the 3rd Battalion of the 21st Infantry, packed up its weapons and left the base at Da Nang, South Vietnam, where US Marines landed in March 1965 in 'purely defensive role'

PAVN officer in 1961











Last edited by Chairman Mao : 27-07-2010 at 06:14 PM.
Chairman Mao is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Gods of Thailand
UK Property Fair
Bangkok Escort
Old 27-07-2010, 06:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
oky
Member
 
oky's Avatar
 
Last Online: Today 12:44 PM
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 139
oky has much to be proud of in Thailandoky has much to be proud of in Thailandoky has much to be proud of in Thailandoky has much to be proud of in Thailandoky has much to be proud of in Thailandoky has much to be proud of in Thailandoky has much to be proud of in Thailandoky has much to be proud of in Thailandoky has much to be proud of in Thailandoky has much to be proud of in Thailandoky has much to be proud of in Thailand
Great pics, thanks for posting!
oky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-07-2010, 06:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
Thailand Expat
 
jandajoy's Avatar
 
Last Online: 08-04-2014 08:37 AM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 19,640
jandajoy has disabled reputation
Fascinating pics CM. Thanks.
jandajoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-07-2010, 06:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Last Online: 03-06-2011 11:06 AM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 236
khang User is well thought of on Thailand travel forumskhang User is well thought of on Thailand travel forumskhang User is well thought of on Thailand travel forumskhang User is well thought of on Thailand travel forumskhang User is well thought of on Thailand travel forumskhang User is well thought of on Thailand travel forumskhang User is well thought of on Thailand travel forumskhang User is well thought of on Thailand travel forumskhang User is well thought of on Thailand travel forumskhang User is well thought of on Thailand travel forumskhang User is well thought of on Thailand travel forums
Nice pics, CM. But you forgot to mention, they won !!

Forty years, and still, the west has not learned .......
khang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-07-2010, 06:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
Banned
 
Last Online: 30-01-2013 09:22 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 10,903
Chairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand Expat






























My Lai Massacre:


Not a VC soldier. But more than worthy of a mention:
Quote:
The unit met no resistance in My Lai, which had about 700 inhabitants. Indeed, they saw no males of fighting age. They only found villagers eating breakfast.

Nevertheless, over the next three hours they killed as many as 504 Vietnamese civilians. Some were lined up in a drainage ditch before being shot. The dead civilians included fifty age 3 or younger, 69 between 4 and 7, and 27 in their 70s or 80s.

In addition, Vietnamese women were raped; other civilians were clubbed and stabbed. Some victims were mutilated with the signature "C Company" carved into the chest. One soldier would testify later, "I cut their throats, cut off their hands, cut out their tongues, scalped them. I did it. A lot of people were doing it and I just followed. I lost all sense of direction." Only one American was injured - a GI who had shot himself in the foot while clearing his pistol.

In one incident, a soldier, Robert Maples, refused an order to fire his machine gun on people in a ditch, even when his commanding officer trained his own weapon him. Hugh Thompson, a helicopter pilot had threatened to fire on the American troops in order to rescue Vietnamese women and children from the slaughter. After seeing U.S. troops advancing on a Vietnamese family, he landed his helicopter, called in gunships to rescue the civilians, and ordered his gunner to fire on any American who interfered.

Quote:
my first female Viet Cong prisoner to interrogate. She was maybe 14 years old at the oldest. She was captured and allowed to live, which was rare, because she was caught trying to throw a hand grenade at American soldiers, though she denied attempting to do so; typical response from savvy prisoners who knew it couldn't be "proven" after some days had gone by.

Last edited by Chairman Mao : 27-07-2010 at 06:38 PM.
Chairman Mao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-07-2010, 06:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
loob lor geezer
 
Bangyai's Avatar
 
Last Online: 29-10-2014 07:10 PM
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: The land of silk and money.
Posts: 5,981
Bangyai Thailand ExpatBangyai Thailand ExpatBangyai Thailand ExpatBangyai Thailand ExpatBangyai Thailand ExpatBangyai Thailand ExpatBangyai Thailand ExpatBangyai Thailand ExpatBangyai Thailand ExpatBangyai Thailand ExpatBangyai Thailand Expat
Interesting thread CM. Amidst all the brutality at My Lai its good to know that at least one or two individuals had the courage not to go along with the bloodlust of the mob, even though they put themselves at risk.
Bangyai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-07-2010, 06:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
Thailand Expat
 
jandajoy's Avatar
 
Last Online: 08-04-2014 08:37 AM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 19,640
jandajoy has disabled reputation
Word's fail but

Man's inhumanity to man known no bounds.


I remember thinking, years ago, that maybe one day we would have learnt our lesson well. That the like of the above would never reoccur.

How naive was I.

Probably why I hide away in a remote village and really don't want to have to much first hand involvement with so called "civilisation".
jandajoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-07-2010, 07:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
Last Online: 03-06-2011 11:06 AM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 236
khang User is well thought of on Thailand travel forumskhang User is well thought of on Thailand travel forumskhang User is well thought of on Thailand travel forumskhang User is well thought of on Thailand travel forumskhang User is well thought of on Thailand travel forumskhang User is well thought of on Thailand travel forumskhang User is well thought of on Thailand travel forumskhang User is well thought of on Thailand travel forumskhang User is well thought of on Thailand travel forumskhang User is well thought of on Thailand travel forumskhang User is well thought of on Thailand travel forums
Quote:
Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
Word's fail but

Man's inhumanity to man known no bounds.


I remember thinking, years ago, that maybe one day we would have learnt our lesson well. That the like of the above would never reoccur.

How naive was I.

Probably why I hide away in a remote village and really don't want to have to much first hand involvement with so called "civilisation".
Right on .......

Well said .
khang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2010, 12:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
Thailand Expat
 
The Master Cool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,154
The Master Cool Thailand ExpatThe Master Cool Thailand ExpatThe Master Cool Thailand ExpatThe Master Cool Thailand ExpatThe Master Cool Thailand ExpatThe Master Cool Thailand ExpatThe Master Cool Thailand ExpatThe Master Cool Thailand ExpatThe Master Cool Thailand ExpatThe Master Cool Thailand ExpatThe Master Cool Thailand Expat
Great thread mate. Thanks.
The Master Cool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2010, 12:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
I am in Jail
 
Last Online: 17-08-2014 12:03 AM
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,286
wefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expat
wow , these gals fought and risked their lives to ensure themselves a life of misery and slavery under Vietkong rule ! Indeed a great example of outstanding moronity
wefearourdespot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2010, 12:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
I am in Jail
 
Last Online: 17-08-2014 12:03 AM
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,286
wefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expat
Quote:
Originally Posted by khang View Post
Nice pics, CM. But you forgot to mention, they won !!

Forty years, and still, the west has not learned .......
They won ? The West did not learn ? Are you sure ? Vietnam is full of people working for two bucks a day to export the garments Western people buy for a pittance right now
wefearourdespot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2010, 01:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
Thailand Expat
 
The Master Cool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,154
The Master Cool Thailand ExpatThe Master Cool Thailand ExpatThe Master Cool Thailand ExpatThe Master Cool Thailand ExpatThe Master Cool Thailand ExpatThe Master Cool Thailand ExpatThe Master Cool Thailand ExpatThe Master Cool Thailand ExpatThe Master Cool Thailand ExpatThe Master Cool Thailand ExpatThe Master Cool Thailand Expat
Quote:
Vietnam is full of people working for two bucks a day
That's 2 bucks more than 9.6% of Americas work for.
The Master Cool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2010, 01:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
Thailand Expat
 
Blake7's Avatar
 
Last Online: 28-12-2013 03:00 PM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,639
Blake7 Thailand ExpatBlake7 Thailand ExpatBlake7 Thailand ExpatBlake7 Thailand ExpatBlake7 Thailand ExpatBlake7 Thailand ExpatBlake7 Thailand ExpatBlake7 Thailand ExpatBlake7 Thailand ExpatBlake7 Thailand ExpatBlake7 Thailand Expat
what was the name of the documentary?
Blake7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2010, 05:15 PM   #14 (permalink)
Banned
 
Last Online: 30-01-2013 09:22 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 10,903
Chairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand Expat
History Channel - Vietnam's unseen war.

Interviews with photographers from both sides of the conflict. The young American freelancers and volunteers who were flown in in the morning, then flown back out to their hotel and party lifestyle in the evening. And the Viet Cong who were on the frontline with the most rudimentary equipment.
Chairman Mao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2010, 05:36 PM   #15 (permalink)
mc2
Member
 
mc2's Avatar
 
Last Online: 30-03-2013 02:28 AM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 907
mc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expat
They all look quite young in those photos.

I'm guessing, for many of them, their primary and perhaps only role was to provide "moral support" for the male soldiers in the evenings.
mc2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2010, 05:39 PM   #16 (permalink)
Banned
 
Last Online: 30-01-2013 09:22 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 10,903
Chairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand Expat
Quote:
Originally Posted by mc2 View Post
I'm guessing, for many of them, their primary and perhaps only role was to provide "moral support" for the male soldiers in the evenings.
You didn't actually look at the pictures, did you?
Chairman Mao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2010, 06:14 PM   #17 (permalink)
mc2
Member
 
mc2's Avatar
 
Last Online: 30-03-2013 02:28 AM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 907
mc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expat
yeh they sure look like "soldiers" to me...
more like they are there for "moral support" for the lads.
just look at the way she is tenderly clutching her firearm....
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chairman Mao View Post
mc2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2010, 07:06 PM   #18 (permalink)
Thailand Expat
 
ossierob's Avatar
 
Last Online: 28-07-2014 02:14 PM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,448
ossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expat
Great post C.M Thanks mate....I was in the RAN during the Vietnam conflict but didnt make Vietnam though my brother did 2 stints as an Army regular. I actually joined to go to Vietnam....goodness me how our thinking changes over time as I can see now that wars are but a total waste of time and energy and NOT the way to resolve anything...but when young with surging testosterone I wanted to be a part of it
__________________
Just a Member number
ossierob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2010, 07:50 PM   #19 (permalink)
mc2
Member
 
mc2's Avatar
 
Last Online: 30-03-2013 02:28 AM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 907
mc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expat
Thanks for the red, but I can see you have just copied the photos from this thread in another forum originally posted in feb 2010 - whats worse is that you copied the photo comments as well !

http://www.asiafinest.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=223263&view=findpost&p=4452269
eg:

Quote:

Nguyen Thi Minh Hien became a hero of the Vietnam Peoples Armed Forces with only 20 years. She participated 17 battles and killed 174 names.

Last edited by mc2 : 28-07-2010 at 07:58 PM.
mc2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2010, 08:11 PM   #20 (permalink)
On Remand
 
Begbie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Lagrangian Point
Posts: 9,326
Begbie Thailand ExpatBegbie Thailand ExpatBegbie Thailand ExpatBegbie Thailand ExpatBegbie Thailand ExpatBegbie Thailand ExpatBegbie Thailand ExpatBegbie Thailand ExpatBegbie Thailand ExpatBegbie Thailand ExpatBegbie Thailand Expat
Well done CM, ignore Momo and Noodles.
Begbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2010, 08:24 PM   #21 (permalink)
Banned
 
Last Online: 30-01-2013 09:22 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 10,903
Chairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand Expat
Quote:
Originally Posted by mc2 View Post
Thanks for the red, but I can see you have just copied the photos from this thread in another forum originally posted in feb 2010 - whats worse is that you copied the photo comments as well !

http://www.asiafinest.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=223263&view=findpost&p=4452269
eg:

Quote:

Nguyen Thi Minh Hien became a hero of the Vietnam Peoples Armed Forces with only 20 years. She participated 17 battles and killed 174 names.
100% correct.

Although the comments are the (unverified) information given for each photo, which I feel adds more.

Actually about 70% are from that thread. With the rest from other forums/sites found from google imaging 'Vietnamese female soldiers', which I did after watching the documentary.

*shock*.

Last edited by Chairman Mao : 28-07-2010 at 08:45 PM.
Chairman Mao is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Gods of Thailand
UK Property Fair
Bangkok Escort
Old 28-07-2010, 08:37 PM   #22 (permalink)
mc2
Member
 
mc2's Avatar
 
Last Online: 30-03-2013 02:28 AM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 907
mc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expat
^Shameless.
mc2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2010, 08:44 PM   #23 (permalink)
Banned
 
Last Online: 30-01-2013 09:22 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 10,903
Chairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand Expat
Shame, like guilt: a useless emotion.

Am sorry that I didn't get to take the photos M, but I was a few decades away from being born.
Chairman Mao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2010, 08:48 PM   #24 (permalink)
mc2
Member
 
mc2's Avatar
 
Last Online: 30-03-2013 02:28 AM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 907
mc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expatmc2 Thailand Expat
^ you can always pretend you did, take the credit, and hope you get away with it.
mc2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2010, 09:07 PM   #25 (permalink)
Banned
 
Last Online: 30-01-2013 09:22 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 10,903
Chairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand ExpatChairman Mao Thailand Expat


Later to be the country's Minister for Tourism.



Last edited by Chairman Mao : 28-07-2010 at 09:31 PM.
Chairman Mao is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Register Forum Home Donate FAQ Members List Calendar

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

TeakDoor Advertising Rates

All times are GMT +7. The time now is 11:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright ©2005 - 2013 by TeakDoor.com
Page generated in 0.49934 seconds with 22 queries