A Photo History Of The Vietnam War

Officially recorded in the United States as having begun in November 1955, the Vietnam War would span nearly 20 years and marked one of the United States’ most active efforts to thwart Communist expansion during the Cold War.

While memorable for many reasons, one of the most distinctive and salient characteristics of the Vietnam War is the way it was fought. While guerrilla warfare was conducted on a similar scale during the pacific theater of World War 2, the Vietnam War brought it to a new level due via its rugged terrain and the Vietcong’s willingness to use civilian centers as ambush sites.

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