Tuesday, March 27, 2018

South Vietnam -- A Month of Unprecedented Offensive and Uprising NFL / PLAF, March 1968 (Part I)

Vintage Leftist Leaflet Project

See the end of this post for details on the project.

Leaflet: South Vietnam -- A Month of Unprecedented Offensive and Uprising NFL / PLAF, March 1968 (Part I) 

Published 50 years ago this month in the wake of the intial phase of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War, this booklet looks at these events from the perspective of the North Vietnamese and the South Vietnamese National Front for Liberation (NFL).

It presents various communiques and accounts of the offensive primarily from the NFL and the People's Liberation Armed Forces (PLAF) and their fighters. 

The Tet Offensive, though nominally a tactical victory for the United States was a massive psychological and propaganda victory for the NFL, PLAF and North Vietnam.

This is the first of two parts looking at the booklet and includes several photos.

Related Vietnam War Leaflets:

In South Vietnam US Biggest Operation Foiled Tay Ninh (February-April 1967)

Vietnam: Eyewitness Report -- Tim Buck, Rae Murphy and Maurice Rush, 1966

Tricontinental Magazine Looks at the Vietnam War, 1972 - Part One "The Call of the Hour"

U.S. Crimes in Vietnam Book 1 - The Biggest War Criminals in Our Era 1967

(Click on scans to enlarge)

When The Left Chapter began part of what I wanted to do on the blog was to show and highlight vintage public leftist election/political leaflets and booklets. While many of these have been offered with commentary to date, a very large collection of hundreds of them from several different sources remains and to preserve these often quite rare documents we will be posting them on a regular (almost daily) basis now often without or with minimal commentary so that people may have access to them as quickly as possible as an historical resource. 

While these will all be leaflets from a variety of different leftist viewpoints and countries, they are being posted as an historical/study resource and the views or opinions expressed in them do not necessarily reflect the views of this blog or blogger.

All of these posts (as well as posts made to date) will be listed on the page: Vintage Communist/Socialist Leaflets  (which is still being updated with past posts).

If you have any public, vintage leaflets or booklets you would like to contribute to this project please contact us via theleftchapter@outlook.com

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