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Battle of Khe Sanh, Pt. 2

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Battle of Khe Sanh, Pt. 2
Between January and April of 1968, the US marine post of Khe Sanh came under heavy fire from North Vietnamese forces. Learn how the US military responded to these attacks, launching an intensive aerial attack, dropping thousands of tonnes of explosives on the areas surrounding Khe Sanh in a bombardment the like of which had never been seen in the history of warfare. See how more primitive techniques accompanied this onslaught, such as tunnelling and the use of divining rods and stethoscopes to detect hidden bunkers and tunnels. Shorter-range combat is revealed here too, thanks to risky camerawork at ground level, and trench warfare is enacted between the besieged and the attacking North Vietnamese troops.moreless

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