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SOUTH VIETNAM U.S. DEFEAT INEVITABLE. 1967.

£45.00

Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1967

19 x 13cm, 48pp plus 4pp paper wrappers. Propaganda brochure distributed mostly in the United States reprinting a text by General Van Tien Dung, Chief of the Vietnam People’s Army General Staff where the latter predicts the eventual (and inevitable) defeat of the USA in the region. At the rear of the booklet is a list of the “major successes of the South Vietnam Armed Forces and people in Winter 1966 and Spring 1967” including “enemy raids beaten off”, “enemy communication lines hard hit”, “enemy positions and towns strongly attacked”, and “airfields fiercely and repeatedly struck”. Some water marks throughout but otherwise VG+ with little browning of the cheap white rice paper. An interesting and useful historical document illustrating the Viet Cong’s confidence at the time. In the next few months their forces launched their Tet Offensive which while being militarily very costly was a propaganda and psychological victory. Scarce underground publication.

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