The Battle for Saigon Tet 1968 Author:Keith William Nolan Be there when Tet set the streets on fire... — THE BATTLE FOR SAIGON — Keith William Nolan — 31 January 1968: Exploiting the military stand-down during the Tet holiday, NVA and VC units launch a massive, multi-target attack across South Vietnam. — Their bold assault brings them right into the very heart of U.S. power—the capital city of Saigon. — The... more » fighting is intense; the political consequences devastating. It was the last straw for a war-weary American public that was promised "a light at the end of the tunnel."
But U.S. forces were victorious at Tet; they drove back enemy units in some of the most intense close-quarter combat of the war.
Now Keith William Nolan brings you this grunt's-eye view of Vietnam's most pivotal battle.
Nolan knows that the real Tet story has to come from the soldiers, not the historians. And so he puts you there on the firing lines as Saigon explodes.
From cemetery firefights to rooftop shoot-outs...from embattled alleyways to the besieged U.S. headquarters at Long Binh...you'll see the Tet Offensive in all its chaotic frenzy—through the eyes of the men who were there.