2018 marks the 50th anniversary since the start of the Tet Offensive – the infamous campaign that saw North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces take America and its allies by surprise in a string of effective strikes. Thousands of casualties were inflicted on both sides, and the offensive signalled a critical turning point in an already bloody conflict.
Over 18 hours, a new documentary series from PBS America explores the offensive and every step of the Vietnam War, using nearly 80 eyewitness accounts from both sides, as well as digitally-remastered footage taken on the battlefields.
Accompanying the footage and narration is a chilling original score performed by world-famous musicians Atticus Ross, Trent Reznor and Yo-Yo Ma, as well as many of the iconic tracks that defined the era.
Over ten years in the making, this film is an outstanding achievement and a must-watch for those interested in this critical period in world history. History of War readers have the chance to win one of three DVD box sets, each of which contains a companion book and a music CD (total value £69.99). For more information on PBS America’s documentaries, visit: www.pbs.org
To be in with a chance to win one of three box sets, simply answer the following question and enter your details below.
In which year did the Tet Offensive take place?