- Created by: Fiona S
- Created on: 07-03-15 16:57
Ho Chi Minh Trail
- A supply route that the North Vietnamese used to help the Vietcong fight their guerilla war.
- It ran through Laos and Cambodia in an attempt to avoid US bombing raids.
- The trail was constantly being relocated to prevent the US from gaining enough knowledge to destroy the supply route.
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- Set up traps for US troops.
- Man traps which used bamboo spikes to inflict painful wounds. Troops then left to suffer.
- One trap designed so you could not escape without further impling on bamboo spikes.
- Trip wires or dig holes filled with spikes, coated in human excrement.
- Covered holes with leaves - deception.
- Markers like broken sticks would be left on the paths to warn fellow Vietcong about the location.
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- Used by the Vietcong guerillas as hiding spot during combat, serving as communication and supply route, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerilla fighters.
- This frustrated Americans as they couldn't find the tunnels.
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