Monday, January 7, 2013

Vietnam, Intro To Cu Chi Tunnels


Our introduction to Cu Chi Tunnels begins by watching a propaganda type video on how the Vietnamese fighters including women and children where able to use simple tactics to overcome high tech US military attacks against them.


011One effective deterrent was the multilevel tunnel built here.

The first level for accommodation, the second level for bomb protection and a third level that provided a means of escape.



There were also booby traps made from bamboo built inside the tunnels. A simple but very well designed system that served its purpose well.


012Not far from watching this video we are given the chance to experience this tunnel system as a well hidden entrance is revealed.

It is a tight squeeze for a two hundred pounder with broad shoulders.




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