Vietnam site launched

Memories, images, video to go on site

The Ministry of Culture and Heritage has launched a Vietnam War-themed website.

The site is based on the BBC’s People's War site and veterans, their families, protestors and others are able to be part of the project, according to a statement from the ministry.

The site is the digital history component of a government-funded four-year project to record the stories of New Zealand’s Vietnam veterans and their families, according to the ministry.

An oral history project is also underway.

Paul Diamond, leader of the Vietnam oral history project, says “by giving both formal oral histories and allowing the public to contribute their own stories to the website, we are giving as many New Zealanders as possible the opportunity to be part of the story”.

Contributions can be memories, photos, audio or videos. There are already a number of contributions on the site.

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