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Cu Chi Tunnels

Listed under Battlefields in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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The National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam used subterfuge and stealth to send America packing, they hid from view in the arterial network of tunnels spreading out from beneath Ho Chi Minh City. 75 miles worth have been strengthened and restored into a kind of large scale memorial or museum (some of the narrower sections have also had to be enlarged to fit Western tourists.). Food, weapons, the sick or wounded and, most key, information passed silently and safely along these passages; people lived down here. They weren’t originally a tactic but a response to being barraged from the air, each village built havens below the ground and gradually these were connected up to create avenues of communication. As the situation escalated people began to move permanently into the tunnels. Today booby traps are clearly marked…

Written by  Gerald Foe.

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“Cu Chi Tunnels”

Agent Orange, napalm and constant bombing wiped out the jungle during the Vietnam War but it is now lush and green and Vietnam is capitalizing on tourism. The Cu Chi Tunnels are the most fascinating historical site of Vietnam. Over 250km of tunnels wea… Read more...

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“Cu Chi Tunnels of Vietnam”

The Cu Chi Tunnels are a must see destination. During the War it was the major battleground.  All of those old war movies that you watched where the US soldier ran after a rebel in the jungle only to have him disappear in plain sight…well a … Read more...

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