Cu Chi Tunnel

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History of the Cu Chi tunnels: the Ho Chi Minh City (previously called Saigon) was harshly punished during the French occupation and during the Vietnam war. Americans shelled the area of incessant manner, making a very inhospitable place that the only alternative was to live under the ground (Địa đạo Củ Chi) Saigon.
Many people believe that these tunnels were built during the Guerra of Vietnam against the Americans, however they are earlier, were built during the French occupation and were expanded during the Vietnam war.


Facts about tunnels of Cu Chi

Peasants day farmed paddy fields and at sunset, excavating tunnels. A total of 220 kilometers of tunnels divided in 3 levels to 6 meters, 8 meters and 10 meters deep underground, where they arrived to live more than 10,000 people.

The tunnel design is zigzag, served as a link between different villages (some tunnels pass under rivers) and played a definite role for the outcome and the Vietnamese victory Vietnam War. Without going any further, the leader Ho Chi Minh Viet Cong planned the Tet offensive inside the tunnels of Cu Chi.


The Cu Chi tunnels in Vietnam War

The tunnels were so good that even American camouflaged mounted one above the tunnels camp without even noticing the presence of these.
The Vietnamese used tunnels to move from one place to another jungle, attack the enemy, and disappear without a trace. As a curiosity, the Vietnamese stole supplies the Americans first by logistical issues and second, to motivate the Viet Cong, every sack of rice and supplies stolen from the American moralizaba even more if it is to the Vietnamese people, whose motto was we will fight a thousand years.

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