Relive a half century of American military history through the first-person accounts of ten of the U.S. Army's most significant living generals. Their never-before-heard stories take us through the big changes that have transformed the U.S. military. From the first troops to enter Vietnam to the last combat troops to exit Afghanistan, their stories explain the critical personal experiences that shaped their lives and the way they approached modern warfare.
After viewing the film, use the resources on this page to engage students with decision-making strategies and relevant reference materials and to explore the regional geography of areas of war.
Use these materials to teach about the geography of key conflicts in U.S. Military history
Use these maps to explore the areas of conflict featured in the film. Print and download these maps, and add the location of significant battles for the U.S. military and the opposition. Use mapping skills to add information that will help students understand local resources, political boundaries, and regional topography.
United States involvement in Vietnam in the 1950s and early 1960s consisted of sending military advisers to help the South Vietnamese in their struggle against Communists in the North.
An ethnolinguistic map of showing different language and cultural groups across Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Learn more about the generals featured in American War Generals and listen to four-star general Colin Powell speak.
Explore more of the U.S. Military history with these resources