Skip to main content


July 2024
1min read

In 1971 a survey of men on their way to Vietnam found that 47 per cent thought the war was a mistake, and another 40 per cent thought America was not fighting hard enough to win. Both groups questioned the wisdom of what they were doing.

Enjoy our work? Help us keep going.

Now in its 75th year, American Heritage relies on contributions from readers like you to survive. You can support this magazine of trusted historical writing and the volunteers that sustain it by donating today.