Agent Orange

During the Vietnam War, the United States viewed the jungles of South East Asia to be an enemy in of itself. The jungle provided cover to the Viet Cong, and therefore had to be destroyed. In order to achieve this destruction, the United States sprayed 46 million litres of their most infamous herbicide, Agent Orange. Agent Orange contains Dioxin, one of the most toxic substances known to man. Apart from its cataclysmic effect on the verdant foliage of Viet Nam it sewed the seeds of a genetic time bomb that affects children to this day. Griffiths continued to document the effect of Agent Orange on the people of Viet Nam for 30 years after the war ended and his work can been seen at the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.

“Trees are our enemy”

U.S. Army Commander

External links

Vietnam Friendship Village Project USA – is a charitable nonprofit that raises money in the United States to help support the Vietnam Friendship Village in Hanoi.

The War Remnants Museum – A museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam with a permanent collection of Philip’s Agent Orange work.

Agent Orange Record – A project of the War Legacies Project (WLP), a not-for-profit organization that works to address the long-term health, environmental and socio-economic impacts of war.