The Tet Offensive. The term "Tet offensive" refers to the January-February 1968 NLF offensive. Part I. The Military Battle. Conflict in Vietnam. The Vietnam War was a military struggle fought in Vietnam from c. 1949 to 1975.
The term "Tet offensive" refers to the January-February 1968 NLF offensive
The Military Battle
Truce was declared so both sides of conflict could celebrate Tet with their families.
NVA and Viet Cong began sneaking into cities with smuggled weapons.
Used flower carts, rigged coffins and trucks supposedly filled with rice and vegetables.
They were disguised as peasants, refugees and workers.
The Propaganda Battle
Respected CBS Anchorman turns against the War in Vietnam
Overall Cost of the Tet Offensive alone
VC & NVA Strength: 400,000-500,000
Approximately 111,179 casualties:
Civilian: 14,000 killed, 24,000 wounded