Eighty-seven year-old Robert S. McNamara - who, as America's Secretary Of State for Defence during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War, was the Donald Rumsfeld of his day - looks back over his life and career and attempts to draw lessons from the tragedy of Vietnam.
Whether you see it as a plea for understanding or forgiveness, or an attempt to excuse the inexcusable, this worthy Oscar-winner is a never less than fascinating re-examination of one of the most devastating tragedies of the 20th century, hosted by a man
Reviewed by David Hughes
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