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In 1968, National Liberation Front guerrillas (Viet Cong) and North Vietnam Army troops launched a massive offensive against the cities and towns in South Vietnam. For three years the insurgents had been trying to wear down the South, but they now staked everything on a desperate all-out bid for victory. Although the Tet Offensive proved to be the beginning of the end for South Vietnam, it was the worst defeat suffered by the Communists in 30 years. Now for the first time TMG and NBC Universal bring you these detailed accounts of the pivotal battles of World War II. Each episode covers one great battle, featuring portraits of the leaders and commanders, explanations of weapons and tactics, a review of the political and military situation leading up to the battle, troop deployment and the story of the battle itself. "Countdown to Tet": With brilliant leadership by General Nguyen Giap, North Vietnam and the National Liberation Front staged guerrilla and set piece battles deep in the country-side of South Vietnam, hoping to draw American and South Vietnamese away from the cities of the South in preparation for the New Year's offensive. "The Tet Offensive": On January 31, 1968, while expecting battle in the remote parts of the country, Americans and South Vietnamese were shocked when NLF and NVA forces struck deep into the heart of South Vietnam's cities. Some of the heaviest fighting took place in Saigon, the capitol itself, but it would be seven long years before the South fully capitulated. "The Fall of Saigon": The final attack on Saigon occurred on April 30, 1975. Americans and South Vietnam civilians fled the city, some by helicopter from the roof of the American Embassy and thousands of others in Operation Frequent Wind, the largest helicopter evacuation in history.
Rare Archival Footage from Vaults Around the World.
Some Scenes Presented in Black & White.
|Studio Name:||Team Marketing|
|Blu-ray Release Date:||12/07/2010|
|Run Time (in minutes):||360 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Digital Sound|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.18|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 0.5 x 7.44|
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