COUNTDOWN TO TET
THE TET OFFENSIVE
THE FALL OF SAIGON
3 DVD Set
In 1968, National Liberation Front guerrillas (Viet Cong) and North Vietnam Army troops launched a massive offensive against the cities and towns in South Vietnam. For three years the insurgents had been trying to wear down the South, but they now staked everything on a desperate all-out bid for victory. Although the Tet Offensive proved to be the beginning of the end for South Vietnam, it was the worst defeat suffered by the Communists in 30 years.
Countdown to Tet
With brilliant leadership by General Nguyen Giap, North Vietnam and the National Liberation Front staged guerrilla and set piece battles deep in the country-side of South Vietnam, hoping to draw American and South Vietnamese away from the cities of the South in preparation for the New Year's offensive.
The Tet Offensive
On January 31, 1968, while expecting battle in the remote parts of the country, Americans and South Vietnamese were shocked when NLF and NVA forces struck deep into the heart of South Vietnam's cities. Some of the heaviest fighting took place in Saigon, the capitol itself, but it would be seven long years before the South fully capitulated.
The Fall of Saigon
The final attack on Saigon occurred on April 30, 1975. Americans and South Vietnam civilians fled the city, some by helicopter from the roof of the American Embassy and thousands of others in Operation Frequent Wind, the largest helicopter evacuation in history.
United Kingdom, 1999, B&W Approx. 3 Hours, 3 DVD Set
NTSC Region 0 encoding (Entire World)