08-17-2017 Hue 1968: a turning point of the American War in Vietnam by Mark Bowden
As of this writing, the Tet Offensive took place just a little shy of fifty years ago. The longest, bloodiest battle of that general offensive by the forces of North Vietnam was the battle for the ancient capitol of Vietnam, Hue. It was, in fact, the longest and bloodiest battle during our war in Vietnam. Bowden's research is extensive and includes interviews with participants on both sides of the battle. The lead up to the Tet offensive involved the infiltration of Viet Cong and regular NVA troops into dozens of towns, hamlets and cities throughout Vietnam.This infiltration took place ...read more.