CHARLES DHARAPAK PARIS—The Tet Offensive, beginning with the Vietnamese Lunar New Year at the end of January 1968, was the turning point in the Vietnam War. More than a hundred cities and towns in the Republic of South Vietnam were attacked by communist guerrillas in a coordinated assault on America’s half million troops and their allies. The world was shocked to see the U.
THE THING IN HUE CITY: A Marine Corps M50A1 Ontos anti-tank vehicle in action during the Tet Offensive, February 1968. From StrategyPage’s 50th anniversary photo retrospective.
Most wars have a turning point that either signals the road to victory or the ditch of defeat. In Vietnam, the 1968 Tet Offensive by communist troops against South Vietnamese and American forces and their allies is regarded as the t...
VIETNAM WAR RETROSPECTIVE, THE 1968 TET OFFENSIVE: Marines advance in Hue City, February 1968.
VIETNAM WAR PHOTO RETROSPECTIVE, THE TET OFFENSIVE: Hue City, February 11, 1968 – Marines of “A” Company, 1st Engineers, fire at North Vietnamese Army snipers across the Perfume River.