Tet Offensive 1968: Turning Point in Vietnam
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Tet Offensive 1968: Turning Point in Vietnam

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by James Arnold
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0850459605

ISBN-13: 9780850459609

Pub. Date: 05/28/1990

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA


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

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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 of the battle, the American people and their leaders came to perceive the war for Vietnam as lost.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780850459609
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/28/1990
Series:
Campaign Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
746,683
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

Table of Contents


Background to Surprise/Men, Weapons and Tactics/Tet Saigon/Tet Country-Wide/Bloody Hue/Assessment/Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/Wargaming the Tet Offensive

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