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Vietnam War: The Cu Chi Tunnels

A Vietnamese war veteran on life in the Viet Cong's underground tunnel network

Vietnamese veteran, Le Van Lang, remembers the war in the Viet Cong's underground tunnel network in South Vietnam. A resident of Cu Chi district, 20 km north of Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) he helped construct the tunnels and joined the insurgency against the South Vietnamese government and their American allies. The vast tunnel network became a key base and shelter for Viet Cong guerrillas and North Vietnamese units during the war,
Photo: A Vietnamese soldier in a preserved section of tunnel in the Cu Chi district, 1979 (BBC)

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