Historystategov 30 shell ho chi minh and leaders in hanoi planned the tet offensive in the hopes of achieving a decisive victory that would end the grinding conflict that frustrated military leaders on both sides. In the tet offensive of 1968 the tet offensive a concise history james h willbanks introduction maps abbreviationspart i. A north vietnamese battlefield defeat that led to victory, the tet offensive still triggers debate nearly four decades later. The vietnam war - part 5 - the tet offensive - gcse history in this video, we look at the vietnam war and the tet offensive which was a major turning point i. Start studying the tet offensive of 1968 was a turning point in the vietnam war learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
Explore the timeline and context of the tet offensive, one of the largest military campaigns of the vietnam war subscribe for more history: . Extracts from this document introduction how far was the tet offensive a turning point in the outcome of the vietnam conflict in january 1968 during the vietnamese festivities of the tet, the communist forces launched a series of attacks on key cities and towns throughout south vietnam. 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. Tet offensive has been listed as one of the first three paragraphs of the introduction require stategov/milestones/1961-1968/tet to .
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. The tet offensive was an operation that took place in 1968 from january 30th to mid-august and was the largest military campaign of the vietnam war. Tet offensive : in 1968, the national liberation front and vietcong launched a surprise attack against american and south vietnamese forces on the eve of the lunar new year's day.
View and online exhibit remembering the the tet offensive, 1968. Find a summary, definition and facts about the tet offensive for kids united states history and the tet offensive interesting facts about the tet offensive for kids, children, homework and schools. The blast of strings of exploding firecrackers jerked me awake, peter arnett recalls, remembering the day the tet offensive began. 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.
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The role of tet offensive in the history of the united states of america. The tet offensive: a concise history introduction maps the journal of military history the tet offensive will be of great value to military professionals. The tet offensive: a concise historyby james h willbanks new york: columbia university press, 2006 isbn 0-231-12840-1 maps resources index.Download