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Events of 1968

Published: 1968
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New York Democratic Senator Robert F. Kennedy delivers a speech in Chicago on February 8, 1968. He said that the recent Viet Cong offensive demonstrates that a U.S. military victory is "probably beyond our grasp" in Vietnam and political compromise is the only path to peace, in his strongest attack yet on President Johnson's Vietnam policies. He said, "It is time for the truth, time to drop the mass of official illusion" he said had been shattered by Communist attacks in Saigon and cities and towns all across South Vietnam. He addressed a book and author luncheon here. (UPI Photo/Files)
Announcer: United Press International presents 1968 In Review, a documentary in words and sounds of some of the events and the people who were the newsmakers during 1968.

The depth and diversity of the news events of 1968 were astonishing. For some it was a year of violence and dissent, for others a year of victory and joy, but no matter how the year affected you, there’s little doubt that you’ll soon forget the year 1968.
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