During the 1968 vc tet offensive their main attack in the delta occurred against the city of can tho and the airfields and supply facilities near it vietnamese artillery and mortars, us army artillery, usaf and vnaf tactical fighters and ac47 (spooky) aircraft, usn and vnn boats and usa, usaf and usn armed helicopters have all been available. The tet offensive (vietnamese: but the attacks were less sustained and once again easily repulsed as far as macv was concerned, the august offensive was a dismal failure  tet: the 1968 general offensive and general uprising in warner, jayne s luu doan huynh. On january 31, 1968, during the traditional cease-fire of the tet holiday, communist forces attacked 36 of 44 provincial capitals and 5 of 6 major cities is most often called the tet offensive, but it is worth noting that the north vietnamese called it the nguyen hue offensive, which has great historical significance, especially as events developed in hue. The tet offensive and its consequences, 1968 presidential election posted by mike palumbo the communist tet offensive on january 31, 1968 (the vietnamese lunar new year) was a turning point in america’s involvement in vietnam. Lessons from the tet offensive, 50 years later which brought the costs of war more directly and painfully into far more american households than does any warfare today and made the times.
The tet offensive - the tet offensive was a series of battles which took place during the vietnam war it was a major offensive by the north vietnamese army, and the viet cong, beginning on the night of january 30-31, of 1968, which was the chinese new year. The tet offensive was an american military victory, says prince and johnson should have taken the fight to north vietnam and gone after the enemy's safe havens in laos and cambodia. The tet offensive was so named because it fell on the first day of the lunar new year (known as tet nguyen dan)--vietnam's most important holiday the north vietnamese initially gained the.
Watch video the significance of the tet offensive was in doubt who was truly winning this war at cbs news, cronkite decided to go look for himself and by far. We travel to hue in central vietnam, 50 years after the tet offensive, searching for traces of the battle of hue - one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the vietnam war. 1968 was a year like no other, and throughout this year sunday morning will be taking occasional looks back we begin this morning in vietnam, with the tet offensive, which began 50 years ago. The tet offensive failed in part because one of the central premises—that south vietnam’s population would spontaneously revolt—was wrong in fact, the lack of an uprising exposed the hollowness of north vietnamese propaganda claims.
The tet offensive was not a victory for the north vietnamese, but it was seen as a victory by walter cronkite and so the american media with that the people turned form its army and politically it was more advantageous to leave than to stay. The tet offensive was a military campaign during the vietnam war that began on january 31, 1968 forces of the national liberation front for south vietnam ( viet cong ), and the people's army of vietnam (the north vietnamese army), fought against the forces of the republic of vietnam (south vietnam), the united states , and their allies. Revisiting vietnam 50 years after the tet offensive the battles of 1968 are long over but the struggle to confront the truth goes on. The tet offensive was one of the largest military campaigns of the vietnam war, launched on january 30, 1968 by forces of the viet cong and north vietnamese army against south vietnam, the united states, and their allies it was a campaign of surprise attacks against military and civilian.
Tet offensive four-star general vo nguyen giap led vietnam's armies from their inception, in the 1940s, up to the moment of their triumphant entrance into saigon in 1975. Watch video the tet offensive was a coordinated series of north vietnamese attacks on more than 100 cities and outposts in south vietnam the offensive was an attempt to foment rebellion among the south. The tet offensive, a surprise attack launched by north vietnam in the pre-dawn hours of jan 31, 1968, was a major turning point in the war it shocked the american public into reality about the. How far was the tet offensive a in january 1968 during the vietnamese festivities of the tet, the communist forces launched a series of attacks on key cities and towns throughout south vietnam.
Most of the reasons for ignoring the possibility of the tet offensive involved the assurances made by officials that the north vietnamese were far too weak to launch a massive counteroffensive. On january 30, 1968, the real tet offensive began early in the morning, north vietnamese troops and viet cong forces attacked both towns and cities in south vietnam, breaking the ceasefire that had been called for the vietnamese holiday of tet (the lunar new year. The tet offensive witnessed a huge conventional attack by the north every year on the last day of january, the vietnamese pay tribute to their ancestors the tet new year is a very important day for the vietnamese and nearly all-normal day-to-day activities stop to allow those who can the opportunity to celebrate the lives of their ancestors.
Tet was very important but there were other reasons as well tet was certainly a pivotal moment in changing american attitudes towards the vietnam war in february 1968 the communists launched a major offensive in the cities after several weeks of brutal fighting the americans and south vietnamese army regained control militarily it was a defeat for the communists. Us involvement in the vietnam war: the tet offensive, 1968 in late january, 1968, during the lunar new year (or “tet”) holiday, north vietnamese and communist viet cong forces launched a coordinated attack against a number of targets in south vietnamthe us and south vietnamese militaries sustained heavy losses before finally repelling the communist assault. The tet offensive is a mystery, no one really knows what its objectives were or why it was actually undertaken its actual intention is still very much debated to this day the origins of the tet.