Many accounts of war take (an understandably) Western view of military campaigns. Our staff are interested in the ‘other’ side of the conflict and have researched the insurgents’ views of war. In one project exploring the South Vietnamese, our staff undertook an examination of thousands of interviews with Viet Cong soldiers and their South Vietnamese supporters. These reveal less than whole-hearted support for the insurgency and a willingness to back whichever side in the war could offer safety and security.

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