Tet Offensive 1968: Turning Point in Vietnam

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Osprey's study of the 1968 Tet Offensive, which was the decisive battle for Vietnam (1955-1975). Masterminded by the brilliant North Vietnamese General, Vo Nguyen Giap, it was intended to trigger a general uprising in South Vietnam. However, the bloody fighting for Saigon, Hue and other cities actually resulted in a catastrophic defeat for the North. In this excellent assessment of the key battle of the Vietnam conflict, James Arnold details the plans and forces involved and explains how, despite the outcome...
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Overview

Osprey's study of the 1968 Tet Offensive, which was the decisive battle for Vietnam (1955-1975). Masterminded by the brilliant North Vietnamese General, Vo Nguyen Giap, it was intended to trigger a general uprising in South Vietnam. However, the bloody fighting for Saigon, Hue and other cities actually resulted in a catastrophic defeat for the North. In this excellent assessment of the key battle of the Vietnam conflict, James Arnold details the plans and forces involved and explains how, despite the outcome of the battle, the American people and their leaders came to perceive the war for Vietnam as lost.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780850459609
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/28/1990
  • Series: Campaign Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 783,048
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

James R Arnold is a US-born freelance writer who has contributed to numerous military publications. James spent his formative years in Europe and used the opportunity to study the sites of historic battlefields. He has over 15 published books to his credit, many of them focusing on the Napoleonic campaigns and American Civil War.
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Table of Contents

Background to surprise 6
The plan is born 7
Men, weapons and tactics 15
The army of the Republic of Vietnam 15
The American infantry 21
The communists 27
Communist weapons and tactics 30
On the eve 35
Tet Saigon 41
Assaults on the urban centre 41
Cavalry to the rescue 51
The press reaction 54
The Phu Tho Racetrack 57
Tet country-wide 60
Surprise at Da Nang 60
Battle in the delta 60
The central highlands 65
Bloody Hue 68
Relief force 70
Counter-attack 74
The first team 80
House-to-house combat 82
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