tradition held that the turning of the lunar year should bring auspicious
signs and gladness of heart; thus it had become customary for both
sides to observe a truce during the holidays celebrations. These
celebrations were known as Tet.
The Tet Offensive
The Story of General Giap and the Tet Offensive, plus the effects
of Tet in the United States. General Giap prepared a bold thrust
on two fronts. With memories of the victory at Dien Bien Phu still
in his mind he planned an attack on the US Marines firebase at
Khe Sanh. At the same time the NVA and NLF planned coorinated
attacks on virually all south Vietnam's major cities and provincial
capitals. This became known as the "Tet Offensive".
Numerous photographs included.
Battle of Hue
Marine Sergeant Alfredo Gonzalez, is awarded the Medal of Honor
while serving with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment
during the Battle of Hue City.
Article on how the Tet Offensive marked a turning point in the
war among the media and political figures.
Tet 30th Anniversary
Colonel Harry G. Summers, Jr., Editor, Vietnam Magazine Tet's
30th anniversary presents a good opportunity to cut through the
bodyguard of lies that distort that battle's real significance.
Tet Offensive: Photo Journal
A Photo Journal of the Tet Offensive taken from the Time Life
series called The Vietnam Experience - Images of War.