It’s 1968 and the beginning of the Tet Offensive in “The Beginning of the End,” a story by Doug Murray, Wayne Vansant, and Geof Isherwood that sees the 23rd encountering events that have historical significance when it comes to the media’s coverage of the war. That’s in The ‘Nam #24. As always, in addition to the summary and review of the issue I’ll be talking about the story’s historical context as well as taking a look at the letters, ‘Nam Notes, and ads.
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After the cut are some pictures and clips of real events that take place within the issue [WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT].
Below is the famous Eddie Adams photograph from 1968:
Here is a YouTube clip of Eddie Adams talking about his famous photograph:
Finally, here is a video of the shooting as it took place: