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The Momentous La Drang Valley Battle

The war in Vietnam, which is rarely referred to as the Second Indochina War, became the most prominent and long confrontation between two major world political systems.

On the one hand, United States that led the anti-communist world, on the other hand, Democratic Republic of Vietnam that represented the world of communist, which was supported by Moscow and Beijing.

In 1965, was the first major ground battle, when the American and North Vietnamese Army entered in a direct combat. This battle is known as La Drang Battle and it became one of the fiercest and bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. Both sides still believe the battle result their victory, although it would be the most accurately to say that the massacre, which killed, according to various sources, from one and a half to three thousand people, ended almost with nothing.

When invading Vietnam, US authorities relied on the successful operation of aviation, which was to break the morale of the enemy by destroying strategic objects and peaceful settlements. But this did not happen. Then the United States started to invade the country with the regular army and began a land war that reached its peak in late 1964. On November, 1 the battle began. American losses for the day amounted to 11 killed and 47 wounded. 7 helicopters were damaged with anti-aircraft fire.

For the three weeks of fighting US Army had 890 men killed and more than 100 missing, i.e. approximately 45% of the personnel. On November, 10 North Vietnamese General Chu Huy Man was not heartsick after the heavy defeat, which has become a consequence of a failed attempt to capture Plei Me, decided to plan a new operation on November, 16th.

On the morning of November, 17 B-52 bombers dropped 800 500-pound bombs. Under such an impressive cover, ground forces retreated to the area Albany. It would seem that the battle was already won. US Army had 79 killed and 121 wounded. It was assumed that even more than a thousand were killed by artillery and aviation.

When wading through the thick grass, the soldiers got in a trap. The Vietnamese have used a fresh battalion to carefully prepare an ambush in the shape of the letter L. Tactics of such actions have worked against the French, when the enemy, meeting sudden fire, turns around to the front of the ambush and finds oneself under fire from the other flank. In the first minutes of battle the Americans lost dozens of people.

Finally, after understanding the situation, aircraft and artillery began to beat on the places where it seemed there were no more live Americans.

As it was often the case during the Vietnam War, both sides claimed victory. During the four days of fighting in Albany and X-ray 234 Americans were killed.

The war in Vietnam, which is rarely referred to as the Second Indochina War, became the most prominent and long confrontation between two major world political systems.

On the one hand, United States that led the anti-communist world, on the other hand, Democratic Republic of Vietnam that represented the world of communist, which was supported by Moscow and Beijing.

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