The tet offensive began on january 30, 1968 immediately thereafter, americans began to see the results of fighting and gruesome combat footage on their television screens the news became. The tet offensive was a coordinated series of north vietnamese attacks on more than 100 cities and outposts in south vietnam the offensive was an attempt to foment rebellion among the south. Tet offensive nguyễn văn lém (also known as bảy lốp), was a việt cộng member on 1 february 1968, during the tet offensive, he was captured in a building in the cholon quarter of saigon.
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. Steel rain, the tet offensive 1968 and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to. 1968: tet and the watershed in vietnam the tet offensive first came to the attention of the us military in spectacular fashion hours after it began on the night of january 30, 1968.
On the 50th anniversary of the tet offensive, david martin visits an exhibition at the newseum in washington, dc, and talks to army photographer john olson, who captured the bloody battle.
Became evident in the so-called tet offensive that began in late january 1968, during which the viet cong and north vietnamese attacked more than 100 cities and military bases, holding on.
Around the us combat base at khe sanh, fighting continued for two more months the offensive was in america initially considered as military defeat for north vietnam, saigon, target.
1968 in vietnam started with an attack on january 1 despite a january 1 truce the north vietnamese and their vietcong allies attacked a number of bases and at the end of january launched.