40 years after the end of the Vietnam War, a Franco-Vietnamese woman is taking some of America's most powerful chemicals companies to court in France. She accuses them of having produced Agent Orange, a toxic chemical released by US military planes over the Vietnamese countryside that claimed many lives, including those of her children. Before the trial, our reporter Nicolas Jaillard travelled to Vietnam to meet her and other victims of Agent Orange.
Programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Elise Duffau
Dr. Peter BUSCH
Senior Lecturer, Department of War Studies, King's College London