Outline of the Vietnam War

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Vietnam War:

Vietnam WarCold War-era proxy war[1] that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. This war followed the First Indochina War (1946–54) and was fought between North Vietnam—supported by Communist nations such as the Soviet Union and China—and the government of South Vietnam—supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The Viet Cong (also known as the National Liberation Front, or NLF), a South Vietnamese communist common front, aided by the North, fought a guerrilla war against anti-communist forces in the region. The People's Army of Vietnam, also known as the North Vietnamese Army (NVA), engaged in a more conventional war, at times committing large units to battle.

General history of the Vietnam War[edit]

Participants in the Vietnam War[edit]

North Vietnam and its allies[edit]

South Vietnam and its allies[edit]

Years in the Vietnam War[edit]

Military activity during the Vietnam War[edit]

Operations during the Vietnam War[edit]

Listed by starting date:

Battles of the Vietnam War[edit]

Air campaigns of the Vietnam War[edit]

Naval campaigns of the Vietnam War[edit]

Military medals[edit]

South Vietnam[edit]

North Vietnam[edit]

United States[edit]

Prominent figures of the Vietnam War[edit]

South Vietnamese[edit]


South Korean[edit]

North Vietnamese[edit]


Soviet Union[edit]


Media relating to the Vietnam War[edit]


  • David H. Hackworth. 1989 About Face
  • A.J. Langguth. 2000. Our Vietnam: the War 1954–1975.
  • Mann, Robert. 2002. Grand Delusion, A: America's Descent Into Vietnam.
  • Windrow, Martin. 2005. The Last Valley: Dien Bien Phu and the French Defeat in Vietnam.
  • Bernard Fall. 1967. Hell in a Very Small Place: the Siege of Dien Bien Phu.
  • Harvey Pekar. 2003. American Splendor: Unsung Hero
  • Prados, John. 2000. The Blood Road: The Ho Chi Minh Trail and the Vietnam War.
  • Prados, John. 1999. Valley of Decision: The Siege of Khe Sanh.
  • Shultz, Robert H. Jr. 2000. The Secret War Against Hanoi: The Untold Story of Spies, Saboteurs, and Covert Warriors in North Vietnam.
  • Plaster, John L. 1998. SOG: The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam.
  • Murphy, Edward F. 1995. Dak To: America's Sky Soldiers in South Vietnam's Central Highlands.
  • Nolan, Keith W. 1996. The Battle for Saigon: Tet 1968.
  • Nolan, Keith W. 1996. Sappers in the Wire: The Life and Death of Firebase Mary Ann.
  • Nolan, Keith W. 1992. Operation Buffalo: USMC Fight for the DMZ.
  • Nolan, Keith W. 2003. Ripcord : Screaming Eagles Under Siege, Vietnam 1970.
  • Robert S. McNamara. 1996. In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam.
  • Larry Berman. 2002. No Peace, No Honor: Nixon, Kissinger, and Betrayal in Vietnam.
  • Bergerud, Eric M. 1994. Red Thunder, Tropic Lightning: The World of a Combat Division in Vietnam.
  • Bernard Edelman. 2002. Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam.
  • Darrel D. Whitcomb. 1999. The Rescue of Bat 21.
  • Oberdorfer, Don. 1971. Tet: the Story of a Battle and its Historic Aftermath.
  • LTG Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway. 1992. We Were Soldiers Once ... And Young.
  • Duiker, William J. 2002. Ho Chi Minh: A Life.
  • John Laurence. 2002. The Cat from Hue: A Vietnam War Story.
  • Emerson, Gloria. 1976. Winners and Losers: Battles, Retreats, Gains, Losses and Ruins from a Long War.
  • Philip Caputo. 1977. A Rumor of War.
  • Al Santoli. 1981. Everything We Had: an Oral History of the Vietnam War by 33 American Soldiers Who Fought It.
  • Robert C. Mason. 1983. Chickenhawk.
  • Michael Herr. 1977. Dispatches.
  • Joseph T. Ward. 1991. Dear Mom: a Sniper's Vietnam.
  • Hemphill, Robert. 1998. Platoon: Bravo Company.
  • Noam Chomsky. 1967. The Responsibility of Intellectuals.
  • Moore, Robin. 1965 The Green Berets (ISBN 0-312-98492-8)
  • Tim O'Brien. 1973. If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Send Me Home.
  • Frank W. Snepp III. 1977. Decent Interval: An Insider's Account of Saigon's Indecent End Told by the CIA's Chief Strategy Analyst in Vietnam
  • Strunk, John. 2015. "We Walked Across Their Graves" Vietnam 1967-The Que Son Valley
  • Hayes, Roger. 2000. On Point




See also[edit]


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