Essay on Ho Chi Minh

Secret War in Vietnam

The book I read was titled Here There are Tigers, The Secret Air War in Laos, 1968-69. It was written by Reginald Hawthorn and is his personal experience as a Major in the Air Force. I wanted to know an Air Force pilot’s perspective since I read about so much bombing going on during the […]

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The tactics and strategies employed by the Viet Cong

The tactics and strategies employed by the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army, and the US and Australian Armed forces, were to become the prime determinants of the outcome of the conflict. Despite America’s abundant resources and advanced technology, their various tactics such as ‘search and destroy’, Operation Rolling Thunder, defoliation, air attacks, the […]

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Following Ho Chi Minh: Bui Tin

Following Ho Chi Minh: Bui Tin Bui Tin who served on the general staff of North Vietnam’s army received the unconditional surrender of South Vietnam. Tin later became the editor of Vietnam’s official newspaper, the “Peoples Daily”. Tin then immigrated to Paris after becoming disillusioned with the fruits of Vietnamese Communism. Following Ho Chi Minh […]

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Anti-War Movement

The anti-war movement alone did not bring about the withdrawal of troops from Vietnam, however, anti-war sentiment was threatening to lose the government votes and when combined with the failure of the US forces and the media coverage, then it did have a massive impact. “The real domino in the Vietnam War was American public […]

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Truong Van Cam

Truong Van Cam, later known as Nam Cam, grew up in a poor family in the former Saigon. When Truong was fifteen years old, he was arrested for stabbing a man to death in a fight and spent more than two years in jail. He enlisted in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam after […]

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