World: Battle of Hu

Almost uniquely in Viet Nam last week, it was possible to follow clearly the progression of one battle: the block-by-block struggle of the allies to recapture the city of Hué from the North Vietnamese units that swept into it two weeks ago. The North Vietnamese had arrived to stay, and students from the University of Hué acted as their guides, in some cases donning the uniform of Viet Cong regulars. As the ancient capital of Viet Nam, Hue was a prime piece of captured real estate for propaganda purposes, and the NVA fought for every inch of it against ARVN troopers...

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