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Vietnam War

 Documents on the Vietnam War. These telegrams, minutes, and discussion notes range from the mid-1950s to the end of the 1970s, and most come from Chinese and Albanian archives. There are many documents from Albania archives on Vietnam-Albanian relations. The collection also includes several Chinese telegrams and memorandums on foreign and economic relations with Indochina, as well as discussions with Zhou Enlai and Mao Zedong. See also the Indochinese War and the 1954 Geneva Conference. (Image, American POW, 1973, US Department of Defense, DDST9904270)

  • January 08, 1975

    Conclusion of Phase Two of the Politburo Conference (Excerpts)

    Excerpts describe the 1975 operations plan laid out by the Politburo, with guidelines on the mission and responsibility of military and political forces on the battlefields of Cochin China.

  • January 15, 1975

    Cable No. 99/B01 from COSVN to the Politburo and X2 [Pham Hung]

    COSVN sent a cable to the Politburo and Pham Hung reporting on the situation in the past months and recommending some military adjustments.

  • February 10, 1975

    Cable No. 727 from the Central Military Party Committee to Headquarters B4 [Thua Thien-Hue] and Headquarters B5 [Quang Tri]

    Vo Nguyen Giap, on behalf of the Central Military Party Committee, sent a cable to Headquarters B4 and B5 to give an assessment of the situation at the battlefields and issue operational guidelines for the Tri-Thien battlefield in 1975.

  • February 25, 1975

    Central Military Party Committee to General Van Tien Dung

    On behalf of COSVN, Vo Nguyen Giap sent a cable to General Van Tien Dung to advise him on decision-making.

  • February 25, 1975

    COSVN Directive 02 on Our Operations During Phase 2 of the 1974-1975 Dry Season

    COSVN issues a directive assessing the results of Phase 1 of the 1974-1975 operation and laying out plans for Phase 2.

  • February 27, 1975

    Cable No. 810B from the Central Military Party Committee to the Current Affairs Committee of the Tri Thien Party Committee, the Current Affairs Committees of the B4 and B5 Party Committees, and the Tri Thien Region Party Committee

    On behalf of the Central Military Party Committee, Vo Nguyen Giap issues a directive on military operations, laying out battle plans to different regional committees.

  • March, 1975

    Central Military Party Committee Cable Sent to General Van Tien Dung during the Course of the Attack on Ban Me Thuot

    Cable sent to General Van Tien Dung from the Central Military Party Committee with guidelines on the steps and methods of issuing propaganda.

  • March 11, 1975

    Cable 01/TK from Brother Chien [Vo Nguyen Giap] to Brother Tuan [Van Tien Dung]

    Cable from Vo Nguyen Giap to Van Tien Dung capturing main talking points from a meeting by the Politburo and the Central Military Party Committee on the current situation.

  • March 11, 1975

    Central Military Committee to General Van Tien Dung

    Cable sent to General Van Tien Dung to summarize highlights from a meeting by the Politburo and the Central Military Committee to address the development of current battlefields.

  • March 12, 1975

    Cable from the Politburo and the Central Military Party Committee, Sent Through the General Staff to Region 5, B2, Tri-Thien, and 2nd Corps

    Cable sent from the Politburo and the Central Military Party Committee to raise spirit among soldiers and set out victory goals.

  • March 12, 1975

    Central Military Party Committee Cable Sent to General Van Tien Dung, Info Copies Sent to Comrade Hoang Minh Thao and the B3 Front Party Current Affairs Committee

    Cable sent from the Central Military Party Committee with order to destroy the enemy’s bases in the Ban Me Thuot area and interrogate closely prisoners of war.

  • March 13, 1975

    Cable 373/DK, Central Military Party Committee Cable to General Van Tien Dung

    Cable sent to General Van Tien Dung to report on the Cochin China's operations and offer military guidelines.

  • March 13, 1975

    Cable from Le Duc Tho to COSVN Providing Ideas on the Possibility of Conducting Attacks and Uprisings to Liberate Local Areas

    In response to COSVN’s assessment of the situation and its policy decision to conduct attacks and uprisings at the grass-roots level, Le Duc Tho offers some military insights and suggestions for future actions.

  • March 14, 1975

    Cable No. 05 from Brother Tuan [Van Tien Dung] to the Politburo and the Central Military Party Committee

    Van Tien Dung wrote to the Politburo and the Central Military Party Committee to report on events of the first few days of the campaign the development of the battlefield.

  • March 15, 1975

    Cable No. 11-DB from Brother Chien [Vo Nguyen Giap] to Brother Tuan [Van Tien Dung]

    Cable from Vo Nguyen Giap to Van Tien Dung to provide an assessment of the situation at the Central Highlands battlefield and military strategies to deal with the enemies.

  • March 15, 1975

    Central Military Party Committee to General Van Tien Dung

    Cable from Vo Nguyen Giap to Van Tien Dung to provide an assessment of the situation at the Central Highlands battlefield and military strategies to deal with the enemies.

  • March 17, 1975

    Cable from Central Military Party Committee to Military Region Tri-Thien and 2nd Corps

    The Central Military Party Committee orders a plan to attack and liberate all of Quang Tri and Thua Thien provinces and Hue City.

  • March 17, 1975

    Central Military Party Committee to General Van Tien Dung

    The Central Military Party Committee provides General Van Tien Dung an assessment of the situation and tells him to take advantage of the opportunity to expand attacks.

  • March 17, 1975

    Central Military Party Committee to General Van Tien Dung

    On behalf of the Central Military Party Committee, Vo Nguyen Giap directs General Van Tien Dung to expand attacks after the liberation of the Central Highlands.

  • March 18, 1975

    Cable from Comrade Pham Hung to Comrade Le Duc Tho

    Pham Hung sent Le Duc Tho a reply with a review of the attack and uprising movement at the grassroots level at the B2 Battlefield.