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This site explores the film Full Metal Jacket (1987) in a historical context for the class History 329: US History Through Film.

fmj poster

Film poster © Warner Bros.

Summary of Navigation:
– The Film: Synopsis of Full Metal Jacket
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Historical Context: Information about the Vietnam War
– Primary Source: What FMJ can tell us about the time in which the film was made
– Secondary Source: How the film portrays the Vietnam War
– Sources: Bibliography

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