Many reports of war ignore ‘unheard’ voices. These are people (often poor) who are neglected in the usual accounts of battles or dismissed as mere peasants; they are often treated as an homogenous entity in historical accounts. Research by our staff into the war in South Vietnam, has examined interviews undertaken with these so-called ‘peasants’ and revealed that their view of the war often differs markedly from conventional narratives and they provide a complex and interesting counter to the story of the conflict.

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Poole, D. (2023) Hunting the Viet Cong - Volume II: The Fall of Diem and the Collapse of the Strategic Hamlets, 1961-1964. Helion & Company.