The 1968 Tet Offensive was the decisive battle for Vietnam. Masterminded by the brilliant North Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap, it was intended to trigger a general uprising in South Vietnam. Detailing the plans and forces involved, James R Arnold demonstrates how the bloody fighting in Saigon, Hue and other cities instead resulted in a catastrophic defeat for the North; and how, paradoxically, the American people and their leaders came to perceive that the war for Vietnam was lost. This book provides an excellent assessment of the key battle of the Vietnam conflict.
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 American military history.
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The Tet Offensive 1968
Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse The Tet Offensive 1968 for showing us how the North Vietnamese army under the leadership of General Giap kicked American butt in Vietnam.