Vietnam marks 50th anniversary of Tet Offensive

A ceremony has been held in Ho Chi Minh City to remember the 1968 Tet Offensive, which significantly altered the course of the war in Vietnam.

A ceremony has been held in Vietnam to mark the 50th anniversary of what became known as the Tet Offensive.

In 1968, on the eve of Vietnam’s Lunar New Year holiday, known as Tet, soldiers from the north launched coordinated attacks on more than 100 cities in the south.

It was the attack that eventually led the United States to withdraw from Vietnam.


Al Jazeera’s Wayne Hay has more.