By Bob Hall Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker, United States Ambassador to the Republic of Vietnam from 5 April 1967 to 11 May 1973, wrote lengthy monthly reports to Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. Bunker wrote a final report to President Johnson on the President’s last days in office, on 16 January 1969. It ran to 56 pages. In it, Bunker … Read More
Tet ’68 in Phuoc Tuy: Impact on communities
By Bob Hall and Andrew Ross Phuoc Le village, better known as Baria, was the Phuoc Tuy Province capital. It and the neighbouring village of Long Dien, bore the brunt of the Tet Offensive attacks in Phuoc Tuy Province in February 1968. This article describes these two towns and the impact of the Tet Offensive on them. Baria Baria had … Read More
The Tet Offensive in Ba Ria, Viet Nam 1968
Luke Johnston is the son of Pte David Johnston, 2 Pl A Coy, 3 RAR. Read his analysis along with his father’s recollections, of the Tet Offensive.
Baria, Tet ’68: Province Senior Advisor Report – February 1968
By Bob Hall Each month the Province Senior Advisor (PSA) in each of the Republic of Vietnam’s 44 provinces submitted a detailed report up the chain of command. These reports assessed the political and psychological, security and economic situation in their province. They provided a qualitative evaluation of the previous month’s developments and so, form a useful complement to the … Read More
More About Tet ’68 in Baria
A CORDS survey was conducted in Baria on 15 February 1968 and the interviewers sought people’s views about the events in Baria over the Tet holiday.