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  Flags and Banners
The covers measure approximately 4.5' x 5' with some age soiling to the white material.
Unusually National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) pennant or flag that is set up for vertical hanging.
One of the largest National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) flags I have ever owned.
www.thedogtag.com /flags_banners.htm   (223 words)

  
  Bambooweb: Viet Cong
Viet Cong (Việt Cộng) was a name used by American and allied soldiers in Vietnam, as well as by much of the English language media to refer to the armed insurgents fighting against the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
The NLF and its guerrilla army, the People's Liberation Armed Forces (PLAF), never used the name "Viet Cong" to refer to themselves, and always asserted that they were a national front of all anti-RVN forces, communist or not.
The U.S. military complained that the Viet Cong often diguised themselves as civilians, and thus U.S. troops could not tell the difference between the Viet Cong and civilians, as was true of the Taliban and al-Qaeda during the 2001-2002 War in Afghanistan.
www.bambooweb.com /articles/v/i/Viet_Cong.html   (358 words)

  
  National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Viet Cong soldier, heavily guarded, awaits execution following capture in the attacks on Saigon during the festive Tet holiday period of 1968.
Viet Cong (Việt Cộng) was the general name used by South Vietnamese and allied soldiers in Vietnam, as well as by much of the English language media to refer to the armed insurgents fighting against the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
The U.S. military complained that the Viet Cong often appeared to be part of the civilian population, and thus U.S. troops could not tell the difference between the Viet Cong insurgents and peaceful civilians.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Viet_Cong   (873 words)

  
 Viet Cong - Wikipedia
Viet Cong (Việt Cộng) fu il nome utilizzato da americani e soldati alleati, durante la Guerra del Vietnam, per indicare le forze armate del Fronte Nazionale per la Liberazione del Vietnam (in vietnamita Mặt Trận Giải Phóng Miền Nam Việt Nam) o Fronte di Liberazione Nazionale (FLN).
L'FLN e il suo esercito di guerriglieri, le Forze Armate di Liberazione del Popolo (FALP),non usarono mai il termine "Viet Cong" per riferirsi a se stessi, e sostennero sempre che erano un fronte nazionale di tutte le forze contro l'RVN, comuniste o meno.
Nel 1969, il Fronte Nazionale formò un governo provvisorio della Repubblica del Vietnam del Sud, che prese il potere poco dopo la caduta di Saigon nel 1975 e prima della riunificazione della nazione sotto la leadership del Partito Comunista del Vietnam, con il nome di Repubblica Socialista del Vietnam nel 1976.
it.wikipedia.org /wiki/Viet_Cong   (302 words)

  
 History of 9th Inf Div
For the Saigon government, the task of isolating the Viet Cong from the population was difficult under any circumstances and impossible to achieve by force alone.
Viet Cong military forces varied from hamlet and village guerrillas, who were farmers by day and fighters by night, to full-time professional soldiers.
Yet when American units were shifted to the border, the local Viet Cong units gained a measure of relief Westmoreland faced a strategic dilemma: he could not afford to keep substantial forces away from their bases for more than a few months at a time without jeopardizing local security.
www.angelfire.com /nc2/VietnamVet/history/9thnam.html   (14722 words)

  
 Viet Cong   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Viet Cong (Việt Cộng) was a name used by American and allied soldiers in Vietnam, as well as by much of the English language media to refer to the armed insurgents fighting against the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
The U.S. military complained that the Viet Cong often diguised themselves as civilians, and thus U.S. troops could not tell the difference between the Viet Cong and civilians, as was true of the Taliban and al-Qaeda during the 2001-2002 War in Afghanistan.
During the Vietnam War, U.S. policy was to treat captured Viet Cong and North Vietnamese regulars as Enemy Prisoners of War under the Geneva Convention of 1949.
www.wikiverse.org /viet-cong   (505 words)

  
 Viet Cong   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Viet Cong (Việt Cộng) was a name used American and allied soldiers in Vietnam as well as by much of English language media to refer to the armed fighting against the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
Many the term Viet Cong fairly derogatory although widespread use in the United States and Europe since the Vietnam War has made term better known than the proper name the NLF.
The U.S. military complained that the Viet often diguised themselves as civilians and thus troops could not tell the difference between Viet Cong and civilians as was true the Taliban and al-Qaeda during the 2001-2002 in Afghanistan.
www.freeglossary.com /Viet_Cong   (790 words)

  
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Viet Cong reaction to the expansion of the CIDG program in many instances took the form of mere harassment or occasional probing fire.
The Viet Cong and NVA ruled in the dense dark mountain ranges and jungles of the Central Highlands.
To hold the Viet Cong in place, false landings were made along probable withdrawal routes to make the enemy feel that he was surrounded.
www.lycos.com /info/viet-cong--enemy.html   (482 words)

  
 American Experience | Two Days in October | People & Events | PBS
The field commander of the Viet Cong forces that Terry Allen's Black Lions encountered in October 1967 had been fighting on and off against those he considered foreign occupiers for 15 years.
His unit was one of the first "main force" squadrons of Viet Cong sent from the north, and the average age of its soldiers was 35.
The Viet Cong could almost never match American firepower, so Triet and his men relied on a combination of stealth and surprise, as well as their knowledge of the countryside.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/twodays/peopleevents/p_vietcong.html   (785 words)

  
 Viet Cong - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Viet Cong - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Viet Cong, name that refers to Vietnamese Communists and those who joined them to fight the South Vietnamese army and United States forces during the...
During the next several years the Diem regime vigorously sought to crush lingering support for the Viet Minh in the South, as well as all other forms...
encarta.msn.com /Viet_Cong.html   (163 words)

  
 The History Place - Vietnam War 1965-1968
The majority of bombs are dropped in South Vietnam against Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army positions, resulting in 3 million civilian refugees due to the destruction of numerous villages.
The second phase (Tet Offensive) will be an attack against the cities themselves by Viet Cong forces aided by NVA troops, in the hope of igniting a "general uprising" to overthrow the government of South Vietnam.
Viet Cong had also come out of hiding to do most of the actual fighting, suffered devastating losses, and never regained their former strength.
www.historyplace.com /unitedstates/vietnam/index-1965.html   (7756 words)

  
 Digital History
Also there is the implication that this "later time" might come to the Viet Cong as the result of exploiting the political advantages resulting from their infiltration of the South Vietnamese government.
If, however, unreformed Viet Cong are eligible to vote and run for provincial office and for delegates in a constituent assembly we would appear to be tacitly encouraging the eventual creation of the type of coalition government which, on past occasions, we have publicly equated to communization of South Viet-Nam.
As a practical matter, the Viet Cong will never allow government officials to operate in their areas of authority nor is it likely that we will find many government officials willing to try to enter Viet Cong bailiwicks unless amply supported by ARVN bayonets.
www.digitalhistory.uh.edu /learning_history/vietnam/escalate22b.cfm   (1533 words)

  
 The Viet Nam Wars
The immediate and critical targets are in the South in the minds of the South Vietnamese and in the minds of the Viet Cong cadres....
It is based upon reliable reports of the initial Viet Cong reaction to the Gulf of Tonkin episode, and also upon the solid general assessment that the determination of Hanoi and the apparent timidity of the mighty United States are both major items in Viet Cong confidence....
We believe, indeed, that it is of great importance that the level of reprisal be adjusted rapidly and visibly to both upward and downward shifts in the level of Viet Cong offenses.
vietnam.vassar.edu /doc10.html   (875 words)

  
 VietnamWar.com:The Vietnam War  - Timeline 1965-1968
The majority of bombs are dropped in South Vietnam against Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army positions, resulting in 3 million civilian refugees due to the destruction of numerous villages.
January 31-March 7 - In the Battle for Saigon during Tet, 35 NVA and Viet Cong battalions are defeated by 50 battalions of American and Allied troops that had been positioned to protect the city on a hunch by Lt. Gen.
Viet Cong had also come out of hiding to do most of the actual fighting, suffered devastating losses, and never regained their former strength.
www.vietnamwar.com /timeline65-68.htm   (8220 words)

  
 Vietnam - La sporca guerra
I Viet cong non combattevano per conquistare e mantenere un territorio, e nemmeno s’impegnavano in battaglie decisive, in modo da evitare che gli americani potessero sviluppare la superiorità nella potenza di fuoco.
A volte i viet cong si limitavano a bombardare l’obiettivo con i mortai, ma se erano certi della loro superiorità numerica, sferrando un assalto fino in fondo.
Grazie alle precise informazioni, alla disciplina e alla capacità d'occultamento, i viet cong erano in grado di costringere gli americani a combattere in posizione di svantaggio, nonostante la superiorità della potenza di fuoco e della mobilità.
guerravietnam.blogspot.com   (2723 words)

  
 Mobile Riverine Force Summary - March 1969, River Assault Force, Unit History, Order of Battle, After Action Report, ...
The fire was suppressed resulting in six Viet Cong killed by RAC return fire (30 rounds of 105-mm) and five Viet Cong were killed by USAF air cover.
Enemy forces consisting of the Viet Cong 303 Main Force Battalion, a heavy weapons company, the U Minh 10th Company and local guerrillas were reported to be in the area.
Ninety-Seven Viet Cong were killed (body count) and 14 additional were probably killed; 13 Viet Cong were captured and 24 detainees were taken, two of whom were women.
www.riverinesailor.com /March1969.htm   (2269 words)

  
 Viet Cong
The National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam (or National Liberation Front) was known to American soldiers in Vietnam as the Viet Cong -- from a contraction for the Vietnamese phrase Việt Nam Cộng Sản, or "Vietnamese Communist."
Later, during the Vietnam War, the RVN and the United States government used this expression to refer to the National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam (NLF) and its guerrilla army, the People's Liberation Armed Forces[?] (PLAF).
(The NLF and the PLAF themselves never used this expression to refer to themselves, and always asserted that they were a national front of all anti-RVN forces, communist or not.) It is this use of "Viet Cong" that most people in the United States and Europe are most familiar.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/vi/Vietcong.html   (146 words)

  
 VietcongBanNuoc.htm Download mp3 audio, Tai lieu ve cuoc dau tranh cho Tu Do       tai Viet Nam   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nhung cuoc hai chien: giua Trung Cong va VNCH ngay 19 thang Gieng 1974, 43 nguoi linh VNCH chet.
Va 13 nam sau, ngay 14- thang 3-1988 hai chien giua Trung Cong va CSVN, 72 nguoi linh CSVN chet.
VIE-2002-0125-0900.mp3 Giao Hoi Cong Giao VN, Vatican, va chinh quyen VN **(1100)Nguoi Thuong bi buoc hoi huong tu Cambodia.
www.lich-mc.com /81BCND/download/VietcongBanNuoc.htm   (8404 words)

  
 Kerry and the Viet Cong [ Tempus Fugit | TxFx.net ]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kerry and the Viet Cong [ Tempus Fugit
Kerry and the Viet CongArchives » 2004 » October » Kerry and the Viet Cong
Newly discovered Viet Cong documents from the Vietnam archive at Texas Tech University that strongly suggest that it was the Communist Viet Cong who were calling the shots of the American anti-war groups, one of which was headed by John Kerry.
txfx.net /2004/10/26/kerry-and-the-viet-cong   (642 words)

  
 Bio, Pfister, James F. Jr.
In addition to the primitive lifestyle imposed on these men, their Viet Cong guards could be particularly brutal in their treatment.
A survivor told newsmen the Viet Cong attacked in "human waves and couldn't be stopped." There were only 180 men defending the outpost.
He was with the elite 1st Force Recon, and was captured by the Viet Cong in Quang Ngai Province.
www.pownetwork.org /bios/p/p061.htm   (2840 words)

  
 The Viet Cong, Communist or Capitalist?
In much of the 20th century world, however, a capitalist class was not developed sufficiently to control the state in the manner of classic capitalism and the state bureaucracy, from the outset of successful revolution, usurped most of the prerogatives of private capitalists.
The trick is to convince this majority, despite the fact of its lack of ownership and its abject poverty that it is part of the nation.
The Viet Cong, functioning as a partial political and military mouthpiece of state capitalist China and Russia, naturally does what it is told.
www.worldsocialism.org /canada/viet.cong.communist.or.capitalist.1970.v37n275.htm   (1633 words)

  
 Viet-Nam: The Struggle for Freedom
The struggle against the Viet Cong was interrupted in 1963 by internal crises arising from disputes between the Government and the Buddhists, as a result of which President Ngo Dihn Diem lost the confidence of his people.
As long as the Viet Cong are able to terrorize the civilian population, morale cannot be expected to be good.
The Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities in Viet-Nam, signed on July 20, 1954, by representatives of France and the Viet Minh, established a truce line at the 17th parallel, the Communists to withdraw to the north, the non-Communists and French to the south.
www.history.navy.mil /library/online/vietnam_strug.htm   (8359 words)

  
 The Role of Airpower in Viet-Nam   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There can be no doubt that aerial interdiction, in combination with naval surveillance of the sea supply routes, has greatly reduced the support which the Viet Cong are receiving from the outside and that it will have an increasing impact on their guerrilla operations throughout the remainder of the war.
For instance, airpower was called upon to deny the Viet Cong another type of sanctuary that is peculiar to guerrilla warfare in that part of the world—the jungle.
Apparently, this vicious claim is widely believed by Viet Cong partisans who, as a result, fear the defoliant’s alleged toxic effects on themselves as much as its impact on their ambush tactics.
www.au.af.mil /au/awc/awcgate/vietnam/mcconn1.htm   (5336 words)

  
 Nguyen Van Troi - Execution of a Viet Cong Terrorist
It was revealed during Troi's trial that he was an active member of a secret Viet Cong terrorist cell which had been operating in the Saigon area beginning as early as 1961.
The young Viet Cong terrorist had been sentenced to die for his unsuccessful attempt to plant a bomb under a bridge over which Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara was to cross during his trip to Vietnam last May. But then, early last week, with U.S. Lt. Col.
True to their threat, on Sep. 26, 1965, Viet Cong interrogators gathered a group of American prisoners of war they were holding deep in the U Minh forest and forced them to listen to a National Liberation Front radio broadcast transmitted in English.
www.fullajahjane.com /troi_terrorist_portrait.htm   (1181 words)

  
 The "Viet Cong" Debate   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Here's my pet peeve -- "Viet Cong." In this case, the pejorative meaning ("commie") and blanket denunciatory use of the term, dating back to Diemist terror campaigns, is, I think, beyond doubt.
Actually, I try to avoid using Viet Cong which began as "Viet Gian Cong San", a phrase used extensively by the Ngo Dinh Diem government as I was growing up.
The insidiousness of "Viet Cong" was its open invitation to abuse, torture, rape, kill people thus dehumanized without any compunction.
www.lib.washington.edu /southeastasia/vsg/elist_1999/vc1.html   (3794 words)

  
 Viet Cong of Iraq, 31 July 03
When I was in Vietnam, corporate media identified the enemy as “Viet Cong.” The Viet Cong called themselves “National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam” (NLF).
Viet Cong were identified in corporate media as communists, even though many of those in the NLF were not communists.
I think of the horror endured by American troops being shot at by the Viet Cong of Iraq and immediately understand why their morale is so low.
www.notinourname.net /troops/vietcong-iraq-31jul03.htm   (853 words)

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