55th Anniversary of the Tet Offensive

A key turning point during the Vietnam War. Viet Cong forces attacked more than 100 towns and cities across South Vietnam. The Offensive caused a worldwide shift in public opinion and ultimately led to Australia officially ending its commitment to the war.

Australian soldiers of the 7th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, wear American helmets and flak jackets as they stand guard outside the Hotel Canberra in Saigon during the Tet Offensive

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