Read the essential details about the Tet Offensive that proved to be a turning point in the war. In military terms it was a victory for the US forces. An estimated 37,000 NLF soldiers were killed compared to 2,500 Americans.
The US commitment to Vietnam grew in early 1962 as troop strength was increased to 8,000 men. President Kennedy gave the order to US troops to fire on the Vietcong if they encountered hostile fire themselves.In 1954, a conference in Geneva had divided Vietnam into two parts to bring to an end the French Indo-Chinese War.
The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China to protect the Chinese states and empires against the raids and invasions of the various nomadic groups of the Eurasian Steppe. Several walls were being built as early as the 7th century bc, These, later joined together and made bigger and stronger, are now collectively referred to as the Great Wall.
On August 23, 1914, in their first confrontation on European soil since the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, four divisions of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF), commanded by Sir John French, struggle with the German 1st Army over the 60-foot-wide Mons Canal in Belgium, near the French frontier.The Battle of Mons was the last of four “Battles of the Frontiers” that took place over as many days on the Western Front between Allied and German forces in the opening month of World War I.
Wartime Jessore (4) Here we see a wilder area of wartime Jessore, one of the bases of No.357 Squadron.Many thanks to Ken Creed for sending us these pictures, which were taken by his wife& 39;s uncle Terry Ruff during his time with No.357 Squadron, a special operations unit that operated over Burma, Malaya and Sumatra.