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Uncertain whether or not they will be greeted as traitors or heroes, POWs strolling back from Vietnam answered through maintaining tight to their selected motto, "Return with Honor." "We're giving the yankee humans what they need and badly need--heroes," stated a Vietnam jungle POW. "I think it is our accountability, our responsibility to aid them the place attainable shed the belief this struggle used to be a waste, lifeless, as unpopular because it can have been." within the first publication to discover the total variety of memoirs, biographies, and crew histories released considering America's Vietnam POWs back domestic, Craig Howes explores the improvement of a collective background. He describes how those captives drew upon their nationwide background to compose a unified, universal tale whereas nonetheless in felony, and the way person POWs have spoke back to this respectable tale. reading what racial, cultural, and political assumptions help this shared authentic tale, Howes locations the POWs' reports squarely within the heart of yankee historical past, and inside of these greater clashes of opinion and trust which characterised the nation's reaction to the Vietnam conflict. the result's an engrossing learn of what those captivity narratives can let us know in regards to the POWs, their captors, and America's Vietnam legacy.

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