The Cu Chi tunnels are a 75 mile network of
interconnecting tunnels under Saigon.  Used
by the Viet Cong during the Tet Offensive in the
 Vietnam war, which they call the “American
Resistance War”.   They’ve opened part of
it for tourists, along with a healthy dose of
propaganda.  An uncomfortable stop on our
tour for many reasons.
One of many types of traps, disguised under
bamboo and leaves.


Cu Chi was not only about hiding spots during
combat, but also functioned for sleeping,
cooking, supply chain, communication and
 makeshift hospitals, all set with traps.
Tunnel entrances were well concealed.
 Vietnamese people are typically smaller, so
this entrance that Mike could barely squeeze into
would accomodate a geared-up soldier.

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