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Latest update : 2015-04-16

Vietnam War victim brings Agent Orange makers to court

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

By Patrick LOVETT , Nicolas JAILLARD , Marie DESCHAMPS

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Senior Lecturer, Department of War Studies, King's College London

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2017-11-17 Emmanuel Macron

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2017-11-15 Middle East

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2017-11-14 Europe

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2017-11-13 terrorism

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