Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans Setting & Symbolism

Wallace Terry
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Vietnam

Vietnam is situated in the South China Sea and shares borders with China, Laos, and Cambodia. The Chinese and the French fought for control of the country and divided the nation into North Vietnam and South Vietnam. The fighting lead to the Vietnam War and ended with communism emerging victorious.

Cam Ranh Bay

Cam Ranh Bay is located on an inlet in Southern Vietnam. It served as a large military base during the war but conditions in Cam Ranh were more like a resort. Soldiers in the field often visited Cam Ranh Bay for R & R. Those stationed there never saw real action in the war and did not experience the atrocities of being in the field.

The Hanoi Hilton and The Zoo

The Hanoi Hilton is another name for the Hoa Lo Prison in Vietnam where American POWs were taken during the war. Cu Loc Prison...

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