On This Day: The Tet Offensive

On January 30, 1968, on the Tet holiday or new year which was traditionally a day of truce, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces launched coordinated surprise attacks against South Vietnamese and United States Armed Forces. The strategy was to strike military and civilian control centers in South Vietnam. The Tet Offensive played a significant role in weakening public support for the war back in the U.S.

Tet Offensive

Leonard Steinhorn talked about the significance of the Tet Offensive and showed archival footage of this event. Contains graphic images.