Tet Offensive

Tet Offensive

Tet Offensive in Da Nang

Da Nang Airfield

The Tet Offensive was a major military campaign launched by the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong on January 30, 1968, during the Vietnam War. The offensive was a coordinated series of surprise attacks on cities and towns throughout South Vietnam, including the city of Da Nang.

Da Nang was one of the largest cities in South Vietnam and was a strategically important location for both the United States and the North Vietnamese Army. The city was home to a large American military base and was also a major transportation hub for supplies and troops.

Quonset huts before the attack

The North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong launched a series of attacks on Da Nang during the Tet Offensive, targeting American military installations, government buildings, and other strategic targets. The attacks were initially successful, with the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong briefly taking control of parts of the city.

Da Nang

However, the American military quickly responded to the attacks, and after several days of heavy fighting, they were able to retake control of the city. The Tet Offensive was a turning point in the Vietnam War, as it demonstrated the strength and determination of the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong and showed that the war was far from over.

Da Nang’s Quonset huts

Pictured: Quonset huts at Da Nang Airport, Vietnam.

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