A Dictionary of American History

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Author: Thomas L. Purvis  | Date: 1995

Hue, Battle of

Hue, Battle of (South Vietnam) On 31 January 1968, North Vietnamese troops captured Hue in the Tet offensive. Allied hesitancy to shell or bombard Hue’s cultural, religious, and historical landmarks enabled the North Vietnamese to resist efforts by the First USMC Division, First Air Cavalry Division, 101 Airborne Division, and South Vietnamese forces to retake the city in house-to-house fighting until 24 February. News coverage of Hue’s lengthy recapture sowed doubts among Americans that the Vietnam War could be won with acceptable US casualties, and strengthened the Vietnam antiwar movement.

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Chicago: Thomas L. Purvis, "Hue, Battle of," A Dictionary of American History in A Dictionary of American History (Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1995), Original Sources, accessed December 7, 2019, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=UZCNNCD5KUIPMJV.

MLA: Purvis, Thomas L. "Hue, Battle of." A Dictionary of American History, in A Dictionary of American History, Cambridge, Mass., Blackwell Reference, 1995, Original Sources. 7 Dec. 2019. originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=UZCNNCD5KUIPMJV.

Harvard: Purvis, TL, 'Hue, Battle of' in A Dictionary of American History. cited in 1995, A Dictionary of American History, Blackwell Reference, Cambridge, Mass.. Original Sources, retrieved 7 December 2019, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=UZCNNCD5KUIPMJV.