Vietnam – Secret tunnels changed the course of Vietnam War

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Cu Chi province, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 23/11/2020

The secret tunnel, dug by Duong Van Tron’s father underneath his house, in Cu Chi province, northwest of the Ho Chi Minh city was the zone of the fierce Vietnam war in((1954-1975, is one of the significant tunnels that changed the course of the war and was the headquarter of Saigon Special Force. Duong Van Tron, the owner of the house that has the secret tunnel, tells the details of the “Tet” attack, in 1968, between the American troops, the South Vietnam Liberation Army, known by “Viet Cong” and South Vietnam troops in Saigon. The attack started when a Death Squad of 17 guerillas managed to break into the US Embassy which had the most tightened security, to kill and wound hundreds of American and South Vietnam’s troops. He added that such secret tunnels had a significant role in the victory of the North side in the war

As they used it to hide during the war, routes of communication and supply, hospitals, food and weapon caches, and living quarters for numerous North Vietnamese fighters.

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