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The Most Horrific Photos of Vietnam War

Viet Cong caught on Patrol
World War Stories - Vietnam War is one of America's unforgotten wars it did not only change the way America handle their diplomatic ways in handling international crisis but it also provide them lesson in dealing guerrilla warfare.   You have read so much about World War 1 Stories in this website and have seen great collection of World War 1 Pictures.  Now we will give you horrific images of what Vietnam war is all about. Vietnam war was considered as one of the bloodiest and longest war the US had experienced. This war cannot be forgotten by most marines, it is where their guts where tested in the jungles of Vietnam. Unique form of warfare the communist Vietnamese had struck to the American forces, Guerrilla Warfare. This Guerrilla warfare has been experienced by Americans in world war II in the jungle of the Philippines. But they were guided by Filipinos back then, while in Vietnam War they were the ones being hunted by the Vietcong. 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.


Viet Cong at War

Viet Cong caught on Patrol
Viet Cong about to fire a mortar
Viet Cong about to fire a mortar
Viet Cong guerrillas on mortar training
Viet Cong guerrillas on mortar training
VC Guerrillas  patrolling the river banks
VC Guerrillas patrolling the river banks
VC preparing a mine for the in coming marines
VC preparing a mine for the in coming marines
The war exacted a huge human cost in terms of fatalities. Estimates of the number of Vietnamese soldiers and civilians killed vary from less than one millionto more than three million.Some 200,000–300,000Cambodians, 20,000–200,000Laotians, and 58,220 U.S. service members also died in the conflict.
Firing from their tunnels
Firing from their tunnels
Captivity and torture awaits this Vietcong
Captivity and torture awaits this Vietcong
Digging for ambush attacks
Digging for ambush attacks
Advancing to the front
Advancing to the front
Died for country and for love ones
Died for country and for love ones
Even women fought for their lands
Even women fought for their lands
Execution in the streets
Execution in the streets

The Collateral Damage

The Vietnam civilians were the ones affected by the War and not the soldiers of both sides. There were thousands of Vietnamese killed and were homeless during the non-stop bombing and assault by US forces. Majority of these civilians gave their support to the Viet cong and the Vietnam People's Army ( North Vietnam Army), than the South Vietnam. The American bombings to the civilian territories causes the declined of support from the civilians. The guerrilla tactics used by the Viet cong causes the massive casualties to the American forces, which in return triggers the US military to bomb areas they doubted as Viet cong base and hideouts. An estimated that 65,000 North Vietnamese Civilians died from 1960-1975. Furthermore, he estimates that in the 1957 to 1975 period the North Vietnamese government executed around 50,000 North Vietnamese civilians (most were executed by 1960).
The Vietnamese communist government in 1995 estimated that 2,000,000 Vietnamese civilians on both sides died in the war. Overall figures for North Vietnamese civilian dead range from 50,000 to several hundred thousand.
The US Airforce carpet bombing
The US Airforce carpet bombing
Burn to ashes
Burn to ashes
Civilians died as they do their everyday living
Civilians died as they do their everyday living
Civilians died as they do their everyday living
Civilians died as they do their everyday living
The town in flame
The town in flame
They died while they were just walking the farm
They died while they were just walking the farm
died in crossfire
died in crossfire
Civilians joined the Vietcong to find justice from the US bombing
Civilians joined the Vietcong to find justice from the US bombing
These Children died from the bombs that hit their sweet homes
These Children died from the bombs that hit their sweet homes
The Napalm, the killer bomb in Vietnam war
The Napalm, the killer bomb in Vietnam war
Save my son
Save my son
The only way to be safe
The only way to be safe
U.S. napalm bomb strike in South Vietnam, 1966. U.S. dropped more than 338,000 tons of napalm (jellied gasoline) on Vietnam and killed more than 2 million Vietnamese during eight years of war.
The GI's who fought for Freedom in Vietnam
America waged war in Vietnam for a reason to defend the South East Asian territories from communism. Was the Vietnam war worth for the US soldiers to fight for? The war in Vietnam was a waste of lives and money and at the end, America lost. America's eagerness to intervene in a war which is not theirs should something that they have to change. Because whether they win or lose they could not return the lives taken by War.

The Marines who believes they'd fought for freedom

Faces in War
Faces in War
The fight that you knew you will lose.
The fight that you knew you will lose.
Battle hardened Marines
Battle hardened Marines
They'd fought for freedom with no assurance of winning
They'd fought for freedom with no assurance of winning
The bad terrain bullets awaits them
The bad terrain bullets awaits them
Explosion and bullets flying that's all you could hear
Explosion and bullets flying that's all you could hear
Fire more
Fire more
Without Huey, how many marines have died?
Without Huey, how many marines have died?
The Tet offensive - We were there.
The Tet offensive - We were there.
Casualties mounting
Casualties mounting
Fighting with enemies dedicated to fight for their lands
Fighting with enemies dedicated to fight for their lands
Hang-on there.. The chopper is coming.
Hang-on there.. The chopper is coming.
America is leaving
America is leaving
We fought a war for no good reason
We fought a war for no good reason
Medic!
Medic!
We all be dead before dawn
We all be dead before dawn
Mounting casualties
Mounting casualties
The US casualty is not high compared to the North Vietnam Army and the South Vietnam Army, but still the number of deaths is enormous for a country who fought for a war which is not theirs.
  • 58,267 KIAor noncombat deaths (including the missing)
  • 303,644 WIA(including 153,303 who required hospitalization and 150,341 who didn't)
  • 1,711 MIA
The Bush administration had not learned from Vietnam War and had sent thousands of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. And once again the American people witnessed the suffering of their soldiers fighting a war which was supposedly a war to be participated by other members of the UN. The aftermath of the War changed the image of Vietnam and for the US, a lesson.

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