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Easter Offensive 1972 (the turning point of the Vietnam war)

Przemysław Benken

Abstract

The subject of this doctoral thesis is to present one of the Vietnam War’s biggest campaign called The Easter Offensive of 1972. This major attack was fully conducted by the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) against the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN – the regular army of South Vietnam) supported by United States military forces. The Easter Offensive took place during the Vietnam War, between 30th March and 22nd October 1972. This conventional invasion (the largest offensive operation undertaken since 300 000 Chinese, so called ‘volunteers’, had crossed the Yalu River into North Korea during the Korean War) was a radical departure from previous North Vietnamese offensives, basing mostly on ‘guerilla warfare’ tactic and small units actions. The offensive was not originally designed to win the decisive victory over South Vietnam. Communists in Hanoi aim was to gain as much territory and destroy as many units of the ARVN as possible, thus improve the North's negotiating position as the Paris Peace Accords drew at that time toward a conclusion.
Record ID
UAM2170eb9252fb47cd9aaa9afac9b66315
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Przemysław Benken Przemysław Benken,, Undefined Affiliation
Title in Polish
Ofensywa Wielkanocna 1972 (kulminacyjny punkt wojny wietnamskiej)
Title in English
Easter Offensive 1972 (the turning point of the Vietnam war)
Language
pl Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of History (FoH)
Discipline
history / (humanities) / (humanities)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
1.3 history
Defense Date
21-05-2012
End date
21-05-2012
Supervisor
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/2507 opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
Vietnam, War in Vietnam, American intervention in Vietnam, South Vietnam
Abstract in English
The subject of this doctoral thesis is to present one of the Vietnam War’s biggest campaign called The Easter Offensive of 1972. This major attack was fully conducted by the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) against the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN – the regular army of South Vietnam) supported by United States military forces. The Easter Offensive took place during the Vietnam War, between 30th March and 22nd October 1972. This conventional invasion (the largest offensive operation undertaken since 300 000 Chinese, so called ‘volunteers’, had crossed the Yalu River into North Korea during the Korean War) was a radical departure from previous North Vietnamese offensives, basing mostly on ‘guerilla warfare’ tactic and small units actions. The offensive was not originally designed to win the decisive victory over South Vietnam. Communists in Hanoi aim was to gain as much territory and destroy as many units of the ARVN as possible, thus improve the North's negotiating position as the Paris Peace Accords drew at that time toward a conclusion.

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAM2170eb9252fb47cd9aaa9afac9b66315/

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