The Mỹ Lai Massacre was the Vietnam War mass murder of unarmed South Vietnamese civilians by U.S. troops in Sơn Tịnh District, South Vietnam. This is important for it created antiwar sentiment because of the killings of a villages worth of civilians and the loss of trust for the government and the military.
The My Lai Massacre, the mass murder of 347 to 504 unarmed citizens of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), almost entirely civilians and the majority of them women and children, perpetrated by US Army forces on March 16 1968. Women and children in My Lai, Vietnam, shortly before US soldiers shot and killed them.s Source Report of Army review into My Lai incident, book 6, 14 March 1970.. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016.
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