Tet Offensive 1968

Tet Offensive 1968

Turning point in Vietnam

Campaign 4
  • Author: James Arnold
  • Short code: CAM 4
  • Publication Date: 24 May 1990
  • Number of Pages: 96
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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. However, the bloody fighting for Saigon, Hue and other cities actually resulted in a catastrophic defeat for the North. In this excellent assessment of the key battle of the Vietnam conflict, James Arnold details the plans and forces involved and explains how, despite the outcome of the battle, the American people and their leaders came to perceive the war for Vietnam as lost.

Biographical Note

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 the Napoleonic campaigns and American Civil War.


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