Flying low over the dangerous and impenetrable laotian jungle on a bombing mission against the viet cong, us air force colonel eugene deatrick saw a lone figure waving to him from a clearing below. The viet cong was supplied throughout the war against the united states and the republic of vietnam (south vietnam) by north vietnam via the ho chi minh trail, a long, treacherous series of trails. Did bernie sanders support north vietnam and the viet cong against america in the vietnam war how many americans defected to the north vietnam/viet cong side during the vietnam war did the usa lose the vietnam war mainly because of the tactics of the viet cong. North vietnamese army and viet cong order of battle (1965 - 1975) notes on designations since much of this is based on macv intelligence, the way that they classified units is worth quoting. How the environment in vietnam suited the viet cong and how it was a disadvantage for the us troops the loss was due to different factors, including their strategy and tactics but also the strength of north vietnam and the vietcong, the weakness of the south and lack of home support.
The vc were often supplemented by units of the people’s army of vietnam (pavn), more often called simply the north vietnamese army (nva) by those fighting against it following the tet offensive of 1968, the nva had to assume the major combat role because the vc was decimated during the offensive. The flag of the việt cộng, adopted in 1960, is a variation on the flag of north vietnam. Best answer: the nva (north vietnamese regular army) were what the americans called the people's army of vietnam (pavn) calling them nva allowed us authorities to claim they were north vietnamese troops invading the south viet cong were what the americans called the national front for the liberation of south vietnam (nlf. The viet cong laying a large punji trap another use of sharpened bamboo was for punji traps, where the vc would dig a hole and put sticks in the bottom and sticks on two sides pointing upward and toward the center, then the hole would be covered with a small stick frame and leaves.
Under the cover of night on dec 5, 1967, a coalition of viet cong guerrillas and north vietnamese troops set the village of dak son on fire as its inhabitants slept the assailants used. As if the vietnam conflict wasn’t rough enough, here are 5 intense booby traps used by the viet cong in the jungles of vietnam 5 two-step charlie two-step charlie was the nickname for several of the snakes in the jungles of vietnam rumors stated that after being bit by one of these highly. Viet cong, vietnam war era canteen, metal cup used by vc forces during the vietnam war for eating rice and drinking green tea from picture to front of heroic north vietnam soldier with rifle in front of large north vietnam flag. North vietnamese or viet cong used russian , com block country helmet with added cover cover has been on this helmet for ever it is torn exactly along the helmet edge and has been on this for a long time. Mccain’s plane was shot down over north vietnam, and he endured nearly six years of torture at what the pows sarcastically called “the hanoi hilton” the “hilton” was a pss prison.
The viet cong, a lightly armed south vietnamese communist-controlled common front, largely fought a guerrilla war against anti-communist forces in the region and the american forces here are the vivid and horrific photos of the vietnam war. 2,800-6,000 civilians were killed by the viet cong and north vietnamese forces in the hue massacre throughout february, 1968  1,200 civilians were killed by south korean forces in tay vinh massacre between february 12 – march 17, 1966. North vietnam's allies included but were not limited to: china, russia, cuba, north korea, and the viet cong, a south vietnamese communist group south vietnam's allies included but were not limited to: the united states, south korea,australia, thailand, and laos. Why did the vc mainly use guerrilla tactics to fight the war in the south because the us had more advanced weapons, resources and equipment to beat the vietcong and the north vietnamese army (the nva) in a pinched fight or in open warfare. A vietnam war veteran has released incredible night-time photographs he took of american troops opening fire on a viet cong sniper who had been firing on a us army camp.
The diem regime and the viet cong leaders in the us capital, washington, dc, were surprised and delighted by diem’s successamerican military and economic aid continued to pour into south vietnam while american military and police advisers helped train and equip diem’s army and security forces. The north vietnamese and viet cong launch a limited offensive in the south with 19 separate attacks throughout south vietnam in the heaviest fighting in three months,. The north vietnamese army (nva) and the viet cong (vc): charlie nva (north vietnamese army) was a term used by the us forces in vietnam and their allies to refer to the enemy forces of north vietnam.
Viet cong the viet cong was the military arm of the national liberation front, south vietnamese communists, who supported the goals of the north vietnamese communists in their attempt to gain. Nva 704 - captured north vietnamese / viet cong handle for an nva / vc inert cylindrical and/or serrated head short handled stick grenade this wooden handle is complete with the original end cap, which is almost always missing, as well as the metal sleeve / fuse slot. A viet cong platoon leader and interrogator known as the apache goes from predator to prey after one particularly gruesome torture session during the vietnam. Read the essential details about the national liberation front in december, 1960, the national front for the liberation of south vietnam (nlf) was formed the nlf, or the 'vietcong', as the americans were to call them, was made up of over a dozen different political and religious groups.
Anyway, as south vietnamese government and the us’s position during the war was against the north communists, therefore, among the us troops as well as south vietnamese allies, viet cong or “charlie” commonly referred to not only the nlf but also the north vietnamese troops (pavn) – basically all communist forces in general. The viet cong were guerrilla fighters in south vietnam who opposed the south vietnamese government and the united states during the vietnam war.