How The Tet Offensive Changed The Vietnam War | History



Explore the timeline and context of the Tet Offensive, one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War.

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48 thoughts on “How The Tet Offensive Changed The Vietnam War | History

  1. eric hou king says:

    I moi would make a great ambassador.

  2. KENNETH C RILEY says:

    I WILL SERVE OUR PRESDENT TILL I DIE .

  3. Gregory Rideout says:

    The Bastet offensive

  4. who is Tet and why is he offensive?

  5. Tot Thi Ta says:

    RIGHT OR WRONG HISTORY OF VIETNAM AFTER 1968 TẾT OFFENSIVE FOLLOWED BY 1975, THE FALL OF VIETNAM, SHOWS
    VIETNAM AS A RESULT, CLEARLY SINKS TO THE BOTTOM OF THE POOREST COUNTRY.
    VIETNAMESE COMMUNIST PEOPLE WERE IN HUNGER FOR 20 YEARS 1975 – 1995.

    LAST BUT NOT LEAST COMMUNIST VIETNAM IS RETURNING TO THE MOTHER COUNTRY CHINA.

  6. Jw&m Official says:

    The United States is an evil and cunning country, and they always speak bluntly without mentioning the evil deeds of South Vietnam that cause the people to stand up against the government. It was the United States that divided the Vietnamese people, so how should we follow capitalism or democracy? While the communists have unified the nation ??

  7. Ronny Pasaribu says:

    Tet Offensive didnt mean to get victory for cities. Its merely a "show off" force, that even after long time US on South Vietnam, their defense still vulnerable, yet the North & Vietcong power still exist even after many casualties before.

  8. Alain K. Diaz says:

    The NVA had the city surrounded

  9. Becky Shaul says:

    this is interesting

  10. Tony Loechte says:

    What did it actually achieve?

  11. Exactly what I’d expect from a guy named Ian.

  12. anibal cesar nishizk says:

    Till i turned 13 years old i didn't know that USA had withdrawn the forces in Vietnam;i always knew the Americans had defeated the Japanese and the Germans with the allies.That shows the power of US mass media.If no one reads…I am 54 years old.I knew it by reading a magazine that mentioned the Tet offensive.

  13. Rahul Subramanian says:

    You can't win a fight win an Asian who is fighting for Land. He would rather die than giving up his ancestral land.

  14. Nickolas Crousillat says:

    Who is here cause of Mr. Diskin?

  15. Dransfeld Gamer says:

    Does anyone else notice that the soundtrack at the beginning of the video is from The Last of Us? Dude that's awesome.

  16. Steven Withrow says:

    I rate video 10 out of the 10, mother Russia would be proud!

  17. Paulo Hendrix says:

    This was a communist purge, not a offensive.

  18. just a passing-through Hassan says:

    As Vietnamese, we either fight to take our country back or die trying.

  19. The History Channel is literally helping me graduate college. Thank you. 😭🙏🏼

  20. James Lee says:

    I always point to the TET offensive when people say if the government wanted my guns they'd just take them.

  21. The United States, arguably…
    should have never went in/ left earlier, but the North had help from the communists obviously. Was it worth it? IMO, no…cause there was never a true military strategy, wtf?
    All those lives on both sides? R I.P and so sorry to all the torn apart families.

  22. Tran Phong says:

    Shut up. Where were you in Tet ?

  23. Bảo Châu says:

    Tết Mậu Thân 1968

  24. Richard Lau says:

    Tet offensive was arranged by Ho Chi Minh and Robert Kennedy, to destroy any chance of LBJ re-election and replaced by Robert Kennedy.

  25. Iwan Egerström says:

    Imagine if media was at the beaches of Omaha on D-Day….
    They would have instantly portrayed it as a disaster and urged the Allies to make peace with Hitler

  26. Hyeong Hwang says:

    Do you feel happy when a country always upholds freedom to bring troops to invade other countries

  27. Paul Marshall says:

    The liberal media lied and spun all victories into defeats. We didn’t lose a battle. Walter Cronkite used his b.s. & phony status to subvert our troops.
    “Most trusted man in America “! Bull.

  28. Is this supposed to be a documentary or a music video? The music is lousy, loud noise and makes it very difficult to hear the narrator. If I were to rate this for content, from what I could hear it would be 5 stars, however the noise in the foreground makes the background narration worth a 2; the frusteration further reduces it to a 1. Re-do this without the noise so we can enjoy watching it.

  29. Kim Anh Pham says:

    Can't stop crying while watching this. Our people sacrificed a lot.

  30. It’s not actually accurate to say that the US forces were taken completely by surprise by the Tet Offensive. Military intelligence had strong indications that a large-scale offensive was about to take place, but General Westmoreland and the other top brass refused to believe them. My father, who was in Da Nang at that time, remembers that his whole unit was put on full alert at 2000 hours on the 29th January, “in expectation of large-scale enemy attacks in the early hours of 30th January”.

  31. Miracle Tutoring says:

    USA is the evil empire such as the Roman Empire.

  32. NV simply wanted it more than the US/SV. They were willing to die at a much higher rate and won the battle of attrition. There were other factors as well, but the increased willingness to die for the cause was the most important.

  33. Daniel Newhouse says:

    The fact that American units were, in a manner of speaking, pulled off the line to reinforce south Vietnam's metro defense questions America's competency and respect for South Vietnam. It's as if the Americans didn't believe that the South Vietnamese had any business defending themselves, which is baffling. With the limited size and the distance, it looked like the Americans would hold the line between north and south and the South Vietnamese would cover the Ho Chi Minh trail.
    Notice, I don't see a casualty report on South Vietnamese casualties and I never have. That lack of information is the most telling indicator that we shouldn't have been there.

  34. WildRover33 says:

    Imagine what would happen if the "enemy" arrived on America's soil promising us God and freedom from those who opposed liberty, we'd turn over our political counterparts and fight our so-called oppressors to the death. We have stereotypes that create hatred already with Liberals being compared to Communist and Conservatives being compared to the religious fascists who control the Middle East.

  35. Osama Balaki Goraya says:

    I feel sorry for all those who let themselves be brainwashed with anti-communism BS

  36. Doctor Soggy says:

    The Tet offensive was a strategic failure though.

  37. Hoang Duy Pham says:

    the Hue massacre wasn't committed by the NVA ,It hasn't been confirmed

  38. That's what you get when you mess with a country that won over Mongolia 3 times in a row

  39. WhiteSeaLeviathan says:

    Good job Vietnamese!!1 Good job!!!

  40. GOLD DAYTONA says:

    No one wanted to the first president during America first ever defeat

  41. Tyler Durden says:

    America's biggest fuckup!

  42. LÂN PHẠM says:

    History is history…. but our women are beautiful, especially Hue's….

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