Booby traps tunnels hugging/ambushes ho chi mineh/local base
-easy to construct –high casualty
-us in constant fear –bouncing betty (most effective) –killed 60%
-long time for victory -amaericans angry and wanted revenge
-vc moving slowly –went to extreme lenngths
-us vunrable –slowed us down
-avoided casultys from us –hospital underground –storage and wounded safe –tunnels in big cities –booby traps underground in case invasion –very deep
-traped in by us –not many resources
Ho chi minh trail;effective?
-unable to be bombed –supplied weapons and soldiers –complex network –peasent transport by foot –rice payments
-lost people and supplies –no hit and run=lots of supplies –rolling thunder
-south Vietnam supported vc –peasants helped out
-violent to peasents –vc forced to be on there side
Ambushes and hugging;effective?
-us troops in constant fear –air mobility –hit and run –terrorising us troops
-secrative –us didn’t know when attacking
Pulaski tripped on a booby trap,and it blew the hell out of him.Evidently,the enemy stole the explosives or something.The explosion blew one leg off about midway between the knee and the groin,and the other leg was blown off at the calf.The explosion left his body naked.
In 1965 Vietnam seemed like just another foreign war,
but it wasn't. It was different in many ways, as so were those that did the fighting.
In World War II the average age of the combat soldier was 26...
In Vietnam he was 19.
During the Vietnam war,the vietmanese provided a route of material and man power,that could flow north to south between parts of Vietnam,called the ho chi mineh trailnaiboring iaos and Cambodia,this was the key in victory in the Vietnam war.
SOURCE C;VIETCONG TUNNEL COMPLEX
SOURCE J;A PHOTOGRAPH OF A US AIR FORCE BOMBER DURING OPERATION ROLLING THUNDER