Agent Orange (The Vietnam War)
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Undoubtedly, the jungle terrain was a tremendous obstacle for the Americans in fighting the war. For that reason, they fought it by all means possible.
The best, but also the most controversial weapon in their arsenal were chemical defoliants such as ‘Agent Orange’.
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Created by Daniel Turner (B.A. (Hons) in History, University College London)
Script: Dejan Milivojevic
Chris Kane
Music Credit:
Drums of the Deep by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Wilcox, Fred A. Scorched Earth: Legacies of Chemical Warfare in Vietnam. Seven Stories Press, 2011.
Tucker, Spencer. The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History. ABC-CLIO, 2011.
Wiest, Andrew. The Vietnam War 1956-1975 Andrew Wiest. Osprey, 2002.
Buckingham, William A. Jr. "Operation Ranch Hand: The Air Force and Herbicides in Southeast Asia, 1961-1971." The SHAFR Guide Online. doi:10.1163/2468-1733_shafr_sim170170073.
Stellman, Jeanne Mager, et al. “The Extent and Patterns of Usage of Agent Orange and Other Herbicides in Vietnam.” Nature, vol. 422, no. 6933, 2003, pp. 681-687., doi:10.1038/nature01537.

  • Marco Grund
    Marco Grund

    Hnnnnnnh ja hhhhh hhnhnhhhhh hhnhhhhnhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Alphage of Canterbury
    Alphage of Canterbury

    My dad was sprayed with agent Orange when he was in Vietnam. He has to take half a dozen pills every day to keep his liver functioning now.

  • Wencatsandpigsfly

    fun fact: my dads dad got cancer from agent orange

  • Justin Nguyen
    Justin Nguyen

    Get them all coronavirus and food crisis in North Vietnam.

  • mrplease66

    Fucking savages

  • Mason Mugerian
    Mason Mugerian

    You mean orange Kool aid mix?

  • cardboard truck100
    cardboard truck100

    I just realized my dad was alive when the Vietnam war was happening

  • Le Seb
    Le Seb


  • Lord of Monkeys
    Lord of Monkeys

    My grandpa is a survivor of agent orange he had like 5 heart attacks

  • Niko Candrawei
    Niko Candrawei


  • Anh Khoi Rain
    Anh Khoi Rain

    Instead of talking about how terrible and blood thirsty VC is and how heroic all the other nations troops are, how about next talk about a war crime that foreign country does to VN or at least a story in the Vietnamese POV? It is not fair to talk about a war in only one side POV which is what everyone is doing right now, even in movies. I hope you guys do at least a vid on the topic I suggested above.

  • The Scarlet Hunter
    The Scarlet Hunter

    Veitcong: you cant find me! Americans: haha 😂 *slowy turning of the grass graphics*

  • tuanvinh tran
    tuanvinh tran

    Ah, the classic Nam' war. A war the U.S doesn't have to fight, y'all talking bout' how yo grandpas passed away (RIP) but never talks about how Vietnamese people were affection by it.

  • Nassam

    The american army's little bit of trolling

  • People's Republic of Liberland
    People's Republic of Liberland

    Agrnt Orange was dropped in Vieques before Vietnam. They ruined that island

  • xenonmorph

    My grandfather, a medic in the army during the war, has Parkinson's, which is probably due to Agent Orange. Between Parkinson's and the tumors in his brain, it will kill him. He didn't want to go, and it will eventually kill him. Way to go USA. Killing your heroes.

  • Brendan Healey
    Brendan Healey

    Agent orange was made 5-10 minutes from where my parents grew up

  • bediss Heni
    bediss Heni

    Absolutely loved the first person animations, great work!

  • Mahmoud ibn Emir
    Mahmoud ibn Emir

    I am proposing we use this prior to protests to defoliate the vegetation so that the protesters can have more light...

  • ittegapS Sauce
    ittegapS Sauce

    I thought it was a spy

  • Ryan.Y

    I bet it's fun being the biggest hypocrite of all time

  • Ryan.Y

    If they can't win the current war, they destroy the future of their enemy.

  • 691Ben YT
    691Ben YT

    This guy is literally my history teacher

  • ハローリー

    If you cant beat them gas them - sun tzu the art of war.

  • Angelo Agbuya
    Angelo Agbuya


  • huy truong huy truong
    huy truong huy truong

    This stupid Anget Orange make millionaires Vietnamese still unhealthy to this day.Many children were distorted by it

    • huy truong huy truong
      huy truong huy truong

      @UwU The worst part of this toxic is, the distorted is going through many generations:( Even 50 years later, the distorted still here:(

    • UwU

      That's the sad part of it all

  • Aaron Lang
    Aaron Lang

    my grandfather served on the carriers during the vietnam war and was heavily exposed to agent orange. due to this exposer he died of cancer in 2011.

  • Fallerin

    My grandfather has Agent Orange and he was a US Soldier in the most heavily sprayed areas (he was artillery). He has lost his stomach, his lower body is somewhat affected mainly his legs. It can cause cancer and tumors. He feels like he was betrayed by his country.

  • Josh Doyle
    Josh Doyle

    I know of three disabled Vietnamese people, two I know personally. Now I know why... 😞

  • Trinitas

    If the American people set up a fund to restore the environment, the landmines left over, the Agent Orange problem for the Vietnamese people who in their mind are sure that they are paying the debt to the country, it deserves to be accepted. . If not, online humanity is cliché. There is no need to contribute to rebuilding the bullshit Americans do, because the Vietnamese have more than enough ability to revive and build their nation into a future powerhouse. The real sinner still tries to look like a truly despicable hero.

  • Bayu Rifki
    Bayu Rifki

    Remember kids, it's only a war crime if you didn't win

  • Z Rus
    Z Rus

    soo much atrocities and war crimes USA gotaway with 🤭


    Agent lemon lime

  • Sanju Maity
    Sanju Maity

    Seriously how cruel and brutal were the CIA and the American armed forces... Such a shame !!!

  • Alberto Ramos Jubera
    Alberto Ramos Jubera

    video starts 1:30

  • oriolesfan61

    The Vietnamese had to use asymptomatic warfare. The war was unwinnable by the West. Jane Fonda was right. Vietnam become Communist.

  • oriolesfan61

    The military didn't follow the manufacturer's directions for using it

  • person who exists
    person who exists


  • Jen Ledsome
    Jen Ledsome

    But but the jungle the animals heck the locals.

  • Ryle Leonard vaughn Vargas
    Ryle Leonard vaughn Vargas

    Are you ah soldier because you know all this stuff

    • Rice County
      Rice County

      What of course not, they aren't soldiers.

  • yy z
    yy z


  • Bryce Runsabove
    Bryce Runsabove

    My wife’s grandfather was in the U.S. Amry 101st Airborne In 1967-1968, his name was “Alfred Goate”. He was greatly Affected by Agent Orange years after he left the Amry. Alfred would tell his wife “Nancy” he would get Skin rashes from Exposure to Agent Orange, and yes he did suffer from PTSD

    • Sarah Gesheft
      Sarah Gesheft

      Think bomber pilots suffered most from PTSD.Burning all these commie toddlers alive with napalm and poisoning the soil for generations with AO .

  • 44_._.peach77

    My grandpa was apart of the operation and died from it

    • Sarah Gesheft
      Sarah Gesheft

      @UwU Was sarcasm.

    • Sarah Gesheft
      Sarah Gesheft

      Ruthless commies killed your grandpa.

  • Пожалуйста Не Грусти
    Пожалуйста Не Грусти

    Make a video of the Manchurian Operation (1945)

  • Виктор Шалимов
    Виктор Шалимов

    What an irony when America, Australia, South Korea, etc. invaded Vietnam after the incident in the Gulf of Tonkin everyone in the West kept saying this to fight communism which allegedly threatened America even though the distance from Vietnam to America is 13348 km, and this was not considered aggression by the United States and its allies, when America used chemical weapons and poisoned Vietnam for years, no one condemned America for this although now, 46 years later, people with genetic diseases are born in Vietnam, but when the USSR allegedly invaded this country in Afghanistan and allegedly used chemical weapons in this country against < < freedom fighters>> who then settled on September 11, yes, the USSR barbarians and murderers. Funny irony isn't it))

  • Righteous Viking
    Righteous Viking

    Fun Fact: Agent Orange didn't go away, it was rebranded as weed killer under the name RoundUp.

  • Axel Schroeder
    Axel Schroeder


    • person who exists
      person who exists


  • Garrett Sattem
    Garrett Sattem

    My grandpa Greg was practically sprayed with this stuff every time him and his unit set up a new artillery fire base.

  • Sōshi Miketsukami
    Sōshi Miketsukami

    I just cant fathom the men whom were told that it was safe to them actually believing them. I mean heres a chemical that attacks people. About the same as people believing hiding under a table or desk would save them from a nuclear explosion.

  • Tyrill Del Castilliano
    Tyrill Del Castilliano

    Americans have superior weapons and supplies, yet they still used these harmful chemicals that could even harm innocent children and civilians. What a shame, not to mention how a small "Southeast Asian" Country like Vietnam win this war against them.



  • The Gold Fireball
    The Gold Fireball

    Mmmmmmmm forbidden fanta

  • Unknown

    My next door neighbor is a Vietnam veteran. He was exposed to Agent Orange, now he's in his like 70s or so and his shoulders are deteriorating and he can barely walk. That stuff is f'd man.

  • KNY //
    KNY //

    The U.S.A. is the most immoral enemy a nation can have.

    • Scott Henderson
      Scott Henderson

      @Dot JPEG let's not make excuses for ourselves. Agent Orange is a dark point in American history. We deserve the criticism

    • Dot JPEG
      Dot JPEG

      Yeah, Imperial Japan, the USSR and Germany were way more moral than the US

  • pi guy
    pi guy

    Ok so maybe it wasnt a good idea to use hyper carcinogen on your enemies

  • mathews valdez
    mathews valdez

    bullets: people die agent orange: Earth die

  • Geronimo553

    still many vietnam soldiers who have died from it and suffer from it now.

  • Gaming Lee
    Gaming Lee

    NVA general: Ah what a beautiful peaceful day seems like there won’t be any planes dropping water today Meanwhile: Operation rolling thunder In the distance: Boom! Bang! NVA general: oh that must be the Vietcong shooting rockets at those annoying planes that spray that weird water things Napalm screams falling down*

  • Kayden Larry
    Kayden Larry

    My great grandfather died of agent orange 1 month before I was born I wish I could have met him

  • Hamid Abrar Khan
    Hamid Abrar Khan


  • Brandon Michaels
    Brandon Michaels

    The Fire that doesnt burn

  • Gus Cord
    Gus Cord

    R U on tiktok?

    • person who exists
      person who exists

      "Hey today we are going to do the Hiroshima"

  • Savillx Navm
    Savillx Navm

    yes and this is the more reason the stock market is the best form to make your investment with the steady increase of bitcoin everyday. One can become financially free within the next couple of months

    • Savillx Navm
      Savillx Navm

      +:1:8:3:3:7:7:5:0:7:0:7;W/h/a/t/s/A/p/p/< With> / A/U/s/t/In/

  • Amar Sanaa
    Amar Sanaa

    I’m starting to think simple history is racist

    • Rice County
      Rice County

      @Amar Sanaa My God, you clearly haven't seen their videos.

    • Amar Sanaa
      Amar Sanaa

      @Rice County it’s hurtful for Germans calling them coward anyway it’s not like American made they’re own hun Germans made they’re nuke

    • Rice County
      Rice County

      @Amar Sanaa Dude, just stop replying you're making me laugh more and the others too, from how stupid you are.

    • Rice County
      Rice County

      @Amar Sanaa Yeah, they definitely haven't made many WW2 videos...

    • Amar Sanaa
      Amar Sanaa

      @Rice County yeah so that’s just about German soldier betraying his country he never made a video about German soldier killing many allied soldiers

  • Lee M.
    Lee M.

    This is far worse than the Holocaust....

    • Dot JPEG
      Dot JPEG

      @Javier Garcia that is very try

    • Javier Garcia
      Javier Garcia

      @Dot JPEG Regardless, those two should never have happened in the first place

    • Dot JPEG
      Dot JPEG

      No. Not even close


    That the one them claim,to save the WORLD?

  • Rukmali Abeysinghe
    Rukmali Abeysinghe

    do a video about the srilankan war

  • ceerw buty
    ceerw buty

    remember kids,you cannot be accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity if you're world strongest super power

  • Mr. Flak
    Mr. Flak

    Great videos man! Always seem to learn something new while watching your videos. Keep up the great work.

  • Denise Rodgers
    Denise Rodgers

    Do about the Tiger 2


    Do a video on the depleted uranium bullets we use in the middle east. I'm sure its causing neurological damage to the population and u.s. soldiers.

    • BADD1ONE

      @ceerw buty I didn't say a thing about support for any war

    • ceerw buty
      ceerw buty

      How can some of you f@cks still support any war engagement of the U.S. every place they go, they bring suffering and destruction.

  • the pickle jar
    the pickle jar

    Do the malayan uprising pla

  • Anghus Morgenholz
    Anghus Morgenholz

    My father was soaked in that poison at least 4 times. In 1976 he was diagnosed with cancer on his liver with in about 3 months it spread to almost every organ but his lungs and heart. Agent orange contained dioxin at levels up to 75000 times the strength outlawed in America. Then they lied and tried to wait for the army to die. It didn't. The murdered their own soldiers and destroyed the lives of hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese people for generations inflicting monstrous deformities on innocent children to this date.

  • z

    did the US pay any reparations for this war crime?

    • Dot JPEG
      Dot JPEG

      Sort of, but not really

  • Gopnik McBlyat
    Gopnik McBlyat

    I think my grandpa was hit by either agent orange or napalm on a small part of his body, I believe his left arm because he doesn’t talk about it, and he doesn’t like to, all I know is he was hit by either napalm or agent orange

  • Ailsa Ni
    Ailsa Ni

    remember kids,you cannot be accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity if you're world strongest super power

  • Johnny McNuggs
    Johnny McNuggs

    My grandfather died from a brain tumor brought on from Agent Orange exposure. He was only 57 years old when he died.

  • _Grzechu_ #_#
    _Grzechu_ #_#

    So basically another war crime done by u.s army in the name of "Democracy" and "Freedom"

  • daniel hulson
    daniel hulson

    these chemicals should get together and do a robbery,and they should get Quentin Tarantino to make a film about it

    • daniel hulson
      daniel hulson

      @Ailsa Ni i know what Agent Orange is knew about since i was a i teenager it's Vietnam war 101,i think they tell it to everybody when you learn about Vietnam

    • Ailsa Ni
      Ailsa Ni

      government would rather it remain buried. No pun. There's videos all over the interwebs that cover this topic.

  • Juan Roman
    Juan Roman

    "Chemtrails are just a conspiracy theory"

  • no use for a name
    no use for a name

    This killed my best friend he was Vietnam vet he was a good man God bless his soul.. R.i.p JR

  • 101 Taker
    101 Taker

    My father tall me this chemical they used. He when to vietman back in 1964 to 1964 Army. They where using for to kill the forest trees so they can see have more visual where the enemy's on the ground.

  • guffylips

    Actually many rail lines in north america sprayed agent orange for defoliant in the 60;s and early 70;s.

  • Scp High command
    Scp High command

    Any country: **adopts communism** America: you are being rescued please do not resist

  • THGAwesome

    3:45 prevention of food, dear god we're Nazis

  • Harvest God
    Harvest God

    How can some of you f@cks still support any war engagement of the U.S. every place they go, they bring suffering and destruction.

    • Dot JPEG
      Dot JPEG

      I don’t support any engagement of the US, I support a majority

    • Silver

      Because they don't care.

  • Sims J
    Sims J

    The US propaganda calls it "defoliation" - because "the trees were so in the way and that" -and not illegal chemical genocide. Strange. When they knew exactly what they were doing and what the effects were because the British told them. Shame on the US. Shame on Britain.

  • Juppie902

    2:04 : POV Rising Storm 2

  • A Spanish Inquisitor
    A Spanish Inquisitor

    Not sure if it's true or not, but I heard of stories of the U.S. government actually sabotaging ak rounds that were being supplied to the NVA by the Chinese, what they would do was put a small explosive in the primer in the primer so that when it was fired the round would explode and disable the gun. However the war ended before this would happen. What I find the most interesting is that there might be some still floating around, so if your firing an ak or sks and the gun explodes out of nowhere, that may have been one of them.

  • Briskness -Matt-
    Briskness -Matt-

    My uncle died from cancer because if it. He served in the war as a machine gunner and a sniper. His name was Lester Rheaume and I barely knew him.

  • Sebastien Bonita
    Sebastien Bonita

    Agent yellow is when your RV toilet over flows when your pissing because you dad was emptying the septic tank and he failed

  • uchihaRZA

    Had a teacher who passed from his time in Vietnam. He developed brain cancer that was determined to be caused by agent orange and other defoliants used in the war. Extremely sad to see such a great man go due to the irresponsibility of their own government...

  • Old n Gold
    Old n Gold

    Wait a minute . . . this isn't Sodom

  • kinfmin

    America just couldn't take the L on this one, huh?...

    • eioshen boboi
      eioshen boboi

      getting reservation fishing permits and was warned not to approach any metal drums I happened across while fishing because they are still hazardous to this day.

  • Jardos Plays
    Jardos Plays

    Ahhh yes American war crimes. My favorite topic

  • CebuliX

    "I do not move out of the way." - Agent Orange

  • Ante Markoc
    Ante Markoc

    They spray democracy 😉

  • Dank Bonk ripper 65
    Dank Bonk ripper 65

    War crimes

  • lanun si kucing
    lanun si kucing

    the brits never defoliate any forest during the malayan insurgency. how the communist lost in malaya because there's no political support from the locals. And its not considered a war too because the jungle police were sent in instead of the army. Vietnam war is just a proxy war like syria, where superpowers take advantage of a disunited nation too increase their own power. Americans never learn anything from the malayan campaign. They just throw in more guns and money to solve a problem. And let their soldiers being punked by the Chinese and Russians.

  • YourBoi

    When I think of Agent Orange I only think about the most underrated band I know

    • hadji annihilator
      hadji annihilator

      Everything turns grey