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Forty years after his plane was shot down over North Vietnam and he was taken prisoner, presidential candidate Sen. John McCain's ordeal is included in a 12-minute biographical video.

Photographs and footage in the video of his time as a prisoner of war to have never been seen before on American television, a campaign aide said.

A unified Vietnam has capitalized on its American War -- as it calls it -- history and promotes war-related sites throughout the country to tourists. Read full article »

David de Sola is a former CNN staffer and a graduate journalism student at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California

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