50 året for Têt offensiven
30. januar - 24. februarym 1968

Den 30. januar 1968 det vietnamesiske nytår starede Den Nationale Befrielsesfront (FNL) i Sydvietnam en offensiv, som nåede helt ind på den amerikanske ambassade i hovedstaden Saigon. Det blev beviset i USA på, på krigen i Vietnam ikke kunne vindes. Et vendepunkt i krigen og for krigsmodstanden i USA og verden over.


“WHICHEVER SIDE WINS, THE PEOPLE LOSE”
- In the Jungle: An Interview with Trung Trung Đỉnh

- Posted on February 22, 2018 by thomasbohanoi
- Today, I hand over my blog to Alex Sheal, who has graciously permitted me to re-run this amazing interview with Vietnamese novelist Trung Trung Dinh.

 

Many civilians were driven from their homes during street figndgting in the ancient city of Hue
in February 1968. Photo Bettman

LINKS


  • 2/2 New Yourk Times: Hue Prepared for a Holiday, Then the War Came - During the early days of January 1968, the 150,000 residents of Hue, like all Vietnamese, began preparations for their biggest event of the year, the three-day lunar new year festival of Tet.
  • 1/2 New York Times: The Tet Offensive Was Just the Beginning - The Tet offensive, a wave of Communist attacks throughout South Vietnam, began on Jan. 30 and 31, 1968. It achieved partial surprise. American commanders had known something was coming, but they had not expected such a widespread pattern of attacks.
  • 31/1 World Socialist Web Site: Fifty years since the Tet Offensive. By Patrick Martin. “The military assault marked a turning point in the Vietnam War, demonstrating the enduring power of the popular revolutionary struggle and crippling the Johnson administration.”
  • 30/1 Jacbin: The story of the Tet Offensive. By Robert Buzzanco. “Fifty years ago today, the Tet Offensive exposed the US military and the global economic order it oversaw.”

  • 30/1 SocialstWokers.org: 1968: Tet and the watershed in Vietnam. By Eric Ruder. “Fifty years ago, the Vietnamese resistance turned the tide against the American war effort, with profound implications back in the U.S.”

  • 301/1 World Socialist Web Site: Fifty years since the Tet Offensive. By Patrick Martin. “The military assault marked a turning point in the Vietnam War, demonstrating the enduring power of the popular revolutionary struggle and crippling the Johnson administration.”

  • 30/1 VnExpress: Vietnam remembers victory and losses 50 years after Tet Offensive -  Heroic memories are accompanied by pain and guilt, say veterans who lost hundreds of comrades. Half a century since his troops helped land heavy blows on key U.S. bases in Saigon, Bay Son still carries the guilt of not being able to find his dead comrades
  • 30/1 New York Times: The American Who Predicted Tet - One of the few who saw what was coming was Edward Lansdale, the legendary covert operative and retired Air Force general who had helped to create the state of South Vietnam after the French withdrew.
  • 30/1 Jacobin; The story of the Tet Offensive. By Robert Buzzanco. “Fifty years ago today, the Tet Offensive exposed the US military and the global economic order it oversaw.
  • 29/1 Vietnam Full Disclosure: 50th Anniversary of the Tet Offensive - January 30-February 24 1968 - The Tet (Tết) Offensive: The NLF launches simultaneous attacks on all US military bases in Vietnam and 110 cities and towns in South Vietnam, including 34 of 44 provincial capitals and 64 district capitals.

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