• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Vietnam English Creative Writing Coursework

Extracts from this document...


Vietnam English Creative Writing Coursework Mr and Mrs Simpson 94 Evergreen Terrace Austin Texas CMD1-NUO8 Dear Mom and Dad, I am writing to u from our base in South Vietnam, I can't say the location just incase it was intercepted by the Vietcong, which would then give them our location, I hope u understand. How's the family getting on without me hope your all fine? We had a heck of a day yesterday, we had to sweep a village clean of people, as we have herd of them aiding the Vietcong, so we had to go in and capture them. I'll give u a brief run through of the day and what it was like for me, some of this letter may be a little disturbing but our chief says we got to let the people back home what its like out here. ...read more.


When we arrived at the village we had to follow the orders and moving slowly we had to kill/shoot everything in sight including Men, Women, children and even animals which I couldn't do, some soldiers didn't even shoot a single round but made out they did, I fired a few but only at two guys that looked suspicious, overall in the whole village there was only one Vietcong soldier and he was over 50 years old and only 3 weapons, not really much of a threat for the amount killed. Once we realised that there were no more VC in the village, we were meant to leave but the onslaught of the civilians began, some soldiers were bent on revenge by having friends killed by soldiers these people aided, they killed everyone in the village when we were meant to only capture the defenceless ones. ...read more.


The courage of some of the older kids, seeing the younger children lying on the floor about to be shot, they jumped on their backs and took the shot trying to protect the younger generation, thought that showed more courage and bravery that I had ever seen. I hope your pleased to hear from me so as you can still have a little hope, just to let u know that I am not addicted to herrowin like some other soldiers you may have heard about, at least that's some good news, honestly I don't think that we're going to win this war it just doesn't seem right, the terrain is different to what we were trained for and the weather is killing us. Write to u soon and hopefully with some more good news? Yours sincerely Private J.Simpson P.S. I miss you all and really want to come home ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Vietnam 1954-1975 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Vietnam 1954-1975 essays

  1. Vietnam Coursework: Question One

    However the elections in Vietnam were abruptly disbanded after the South Vietnamese capitalist leader, Ngo Dinh Diem and the USA realised the people would not vote for the unpopular Diem regime and the country would fall to the communist north and this worried both parties greatly.

  2. Vietnam Coursework Comparing sources

    high in the sky without warning" if one desires to secure popular support among a people. As such, it is clear that Source F attributes American defeat to the crimes they committed against the Vietnamese population as a whole in an effort to defeat the Vietcong.

  1. Did the power of television force the US to leave Vietnam?

    This article could be classified as a piece of text that influenced people to see the wrong doings and wrong methods that America was using. This source is does portray Richard Hamer's personal feelings about Americas involvement in Vietnam therefore it can be seen as being biased as this would give the American public one negative view on Americas actions.

  2. vietnam coursework

    One of the reasons why the Americans got involved in Vietnam is because they have a promise to keep that they would support any country threatened by communism this was called the Truman doctrine it was a public announcement given by President Harry .S Truman in 1947 promising to give

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work