Special Report

29 Horrifying Images of the Vietnam War

Source: Public Domain / The U.S. National Archives / Picryl

A tired soldier

An American soldier rests inside a M-113 armored personnel carrier that was part of a search and destroy mission against the Viet Cong at Filhol Plantation by the Saigon River, 10 miles northeast of the unit’s base camp at Củ Chi in 1967.

Source: Public Domain / The U.S. National Archives / Picryl

A minefield on fire

A minefield at Biên-Hòa Air Base near Saigon in 1966; somewhere in the area is a South Vietnamese soldier who was wounded after stepping on a landmine.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Bombers over North Vietnam

Flying under radar control with a B-66 Destroyer, Air Force F-105 Thunderchief pilots bomb a military target through low clouds over the southern panhandle of North Vietnam on June 14, 1966.

Source: U.S. Information Agency / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Soldiers in action

South Vietnamese troops advance against Viet Cong guerillas through the marshy terrain of South Vietnam’s delta region.

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