1968 was a year like no other, and throughout this year sunday morning will be taking occasional looks back we begin this morning in vietnam, with the tet offensive, which began 50 years ago this coming tuesday. Test your knowledge of this topic with an interactive game at: the impact of the tet offensive on us presence. The fall of dien bien phu in 1954 led to peace talks in geneva and the division of vietnam into communist north and quasi-democratic south cold war tensions drew an ever-increasing commitment of us troops and material support to the region by january 1968 nearly a half-million american and 60,000 allied troops supported 340,000 south. On january 30, 1968, north vietnamese and viet cong troops launched the tet offensive against south vietnamese and united states targets the tet offensive became a major turning point in the vietnam war.
Us involvement in the vietnam war: the tet offensive, 1968 in late january, 1968, during the lunar new year (or tet) holiday, north vietnamese and communist viet cong forces launched a coordinated attack against a number of targets in south vietnamthe us and south vietnamese militaries sustained heavy losses before finally repelling. Tet offensive sự kiện tết mậu thân part of the vietnam war: map indicating towns and cities in which significant fighting occurred during the tet offensive of 1968. Watch the tet offensive video clip of history's series vietnam in hd' find this and many more videos only on history. Please consider supporting our videos on patreon as celebration of the lunar new year, the 'tet' is an important holida. The tet offensive of early 1968 marked the death of american optimism about the course of the vietnam war.
A new dragon statue guards the citadel in hue, seized by northern forces during the 1968 tet offensive but then recaptured in some of the fiercest combat of the vietnam war. In the central highlands of south vietnam as communist forces are building up for the tet offensive, 200 senior officials are arrested in a crackdown on opponents of the tet strategy 1968 mid-january 1968: january 30 - 31, 1968: on the tet holiday. Tet offensive, a timeline made with timetoast's free interactive timeline making software.
Tet offensive 1968: turning point in vietnam on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers osprey's study of the 1968 tet offensive, which was the the tet offensive, 1968, by james arnold is a short, concise, but interesting history of the critical offensive that led to the. In 1987, at a hanoi conference to discuss the history of the tet offensive, colonel general tran van quang, one of the commanders of the huế operation arnold, james r, tet offensive 1968: turning point in vietnam, london: osprey, 1990. Definition and summary of the tet offensive summary and definition: on january 30, 1968, during tet, the vietnamese lunar new year, a massive surprise attack was launched by the vietnamese.
The role of tet offensive in the history of the united states of america. Explore james boggs's board tet offensive: 1968 on pinterest | see more ideas about history, soldiers and military history. In the early hours of 31st january 1968, 70,000 north vietnamese soldiers, together with guerrilla fighters of the nlf, launched one of the most daring military campaigns in history the tet offensive was the real turning point in the vietnam war on its.
The tet offensive has become enshrined as the turning point of the american war in vietnam secondary school textbooks, whether written for students at the most introductory level or designed for ap students, argue that the tet offensive was the turning point of the war most american history. Online shopping from a great selection at books store the 1968 tet offensive [illustrated]: the official us army history of the vietnam war battles of quang tri city and hue.
Find great deals on ebay for tet 1968 shop with confidence. At dawn on the first day of the tet holiday truce, viet cong forces--supported by large numbers of north vietnamese troops--launch the largest and best coordinated offensive of the war, drivingg into the center of south vietnam's seven largest. The flag of the viet cong, adopted in 1960, is a variation on the flag of north vietnam the official vietnamese history gives the group's name as the liberation army of south vietnam or the national liberation front for south vietnam tet offensive 1968, us embassy & saigon fighting. Find great deals on ebay for vietnam tet offensive 1968 shop with confidence.
The 1968 tet offensive battles of quang tri city and hue us army center of military history 103 third avenue, building 35, collins hall fort mcnair, dc 20319-5058. A press report from the sunday times (australia), february 4th 1968, on the tet offensive in south vietnam. Photographic history of 1st air cavalry division lurp / rangers in the 1968 tet offensive saigon, target zero (1968) tet offensive film from the usa national archives and records administration united states history: tet offensive this short article about history can be made longer. I purchased this book looking for a definitive battle history of the tet offensive there are many books and publications published about the offensive.