The Tunnels of Cu Chi Hardcover – 1 Apr 1985
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" A claustrophobic but fascinating tale." - The Wall Street Journal " Chilling . . . what war really was and how it was fought." - The New York Times " Gripping . . . highly recommended." - The Philadelphia Inquirer " Remarkable." - The Washington Post --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
The story of an extraordinary campaign in the Vietnam War - fought in a 200-mile labyrinth of underground tunnels and chambers. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product description
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The book goes into detail about the Cu-Chi district of South Vietnam, telling stories from both sides of the conflict and humanising both as well as giving a chronology that the reader can follow, you don't need to have a great understanding of the Vietnam war to read this which is great. As well as this, lines of argument are made to explain why Americans had such trouble against the guerilla forces and how this failure and the Vietnamese tactics contributed to their eventual withdrawal from the region. It's filled with individual stories as well as wider tidbits of information regarding operations, statistics, etc.
This is also a newer edition than the hardback I read with a new foreword written in 2005 (the original was written in the 80s) worth mentioning as it describes some of the changes that a Communist, united Vietnam has gone through since unifying in the 70s.
All in all, I would very much recommend reading this book, even if you skim in and out of genres and this isn't your usual forte, it's interesting to read perspectives from those that you are unaware of.
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