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Dispatches Setting & Symbolism

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South Vietnamappears in non-fiction

South Vietnam is the country in which most of the ground action takes place during the Vietnam War. The countryside ranges from the delta to flatland, piedmont, and the mountains.

Khe Sanhappears in non-fiction

Khe Sanh is the site of the longest siege during the Vietnam War. The battle never reaches the expected intensity.

Dien Bien Phuappears in non-fiction

Dien Bien Phu is a battle during the French engagement in Vietnam which signaled the end of French presence. Khe Sanh is compared to Dien Bien Phu but never reaches that level of fighting.

Hueappears in non-fiction

Hue is the old capital of Vietnam. The NVA takes Hue and executes many of its citizens. US forces later take the city back.

Saigonappears in non-fiction

Saigon is the capital of South Vietnam. The VC regularly shells the city with mortar fire...

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