In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism

In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism.

February 2, 2017

Variants of anti-American traps

A few dozen kilometers from Saigon there is an absolutely unusual “landmark” and a monument of the Vietnam War - Cu Chi partisan tunnels.
Most likely the partisan base in this wooded (there were almost impassable jungles!) Appeared during the struggle with the French colonialists, but “under the Americans” it turned into something unimaginable - under pressure from the enemy and, especially, his equipment, the partisans left the earth!
As a result, a 3-level tunnel fortification complex with a length of hundreds of kilometers, with exits in Saigon itself, in the r. Mekong (through siphons) and to a / b Tan Son Nhat (for the delivery of supplies and sabotage).
Naturally, the Americans tried to do away with such a "thorn" - stripping yielded nothing but losses, brought dogs - so the partisans took things from local peasants that they bartered from American soldiers - cans of cola, etc. - and scattered them around - like their own.Applied the "chemistry" - completely brought the jungle (in the photo below you can see that the forest is young there), but the Vietnamese did not give up, eventually they went a) to carpet bombing - and this is the territory of the kraya, you are in the rear, next to the capital! b) evicted the peasants from the district of Ku Chi - it became hard; c) they used psychological processing — at night, popular South Vietnamese actors, singers, and others appealed to the defenders through the loudspeakers — “they were waiting for you at home” and so on — some left ...
But in spite of everything, Ku Chi survived the whole war and his defenders entered Saigon together with other liberators in April 1975!
By the way, the losses of the Americans (and their vassals - the Australians even formed a special unit of "tunnel rats" for the fighting in Cu Chi) have not been made public yet - apparently they are not too optimistic ...
Well, the Ku Chi garrison not only fought, but also lived - they cooked food here (smoke was given for tens of meters - they also ventilated the tunnels and during the chemical attack), treated the wounded, did political work, made clothes and shoes (from automobile tires), weapons (incl. traps and mines), even 6 children were born! Well, we constantly improved and developed / changed our system of tunnels - the land was transported by wheelbarrow to villages and laid on the floor in various buildings - they are all earthen there ...
Well, we met "guests" - photos of various pitfalls for Americans below - I think draftees from the ameriglubinka ofigeveli from this all - and after all the Vietnamese were still "lovingly" daubing the stakes with excrement and so on.
By the way, the husband of our guide, a girl, was born in 72 in a partisan camp, but not in Ku Chi, and then, near the border with Cambodia, his parents recalled that there were no special problems with weapons and w / p, the main thing was not enough food and medicine ...
In order not to return to the neighbors of Vietnam — the locals make certain parallels with Russia and say — Laos is like your Belorussia is a friend and there are no problems, but Cambodia is constantly something wrong — well, how are you with Malorosiya .. .
Yes, the Ku Chi complex itself is now turned into a tourist attraction (there are a lot of Americans coming) - you can even shoot and climb somewhere - the tunnels were widened in a couple of places - for tourists, but the main part was closed - there was no complete mine clearance, and , showered, literate cards were not made up - and so on. etc.

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  • In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism

    In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism

    In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism

    In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism

    In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism

    In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism

    In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism

    In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism

    In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism

    In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism

    In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism In these tunnels, the Vietnamese persevered against American imperialism