The Vietnam War

  • The Vietnam War Begins

    The Vietnam War Begins
    Fighting begins between Viet Cong and North Vienam and USA.
  • Ngo Dinh Diem becomes president of Vietnam

    Ngo Dinh Diem becomes president of Vietnam
    The anti-communist Ngo Dinh Diem is president of GVN.
  • Diem's forces crack down of Viet Cong

    Diem's forces crack down of Viet Cong
    100's arrested just for being communist.
  • Viet Cong begin fighting back

    Viet Cong begin fighting back
    Viet Cong attacks government officials.
  • Ho chi minh leads the NLF

    Ho chi minh leads the NLF
    Both communist and non-communist form together to combat Diem.
  • JFK becomes president.

    JFK becomes president.
  • Team sent to Vietnam by JFK

    Team sent to Vietnam by JFK
    Sent to report the conditions of Vietnam.
  • US presence in Vietnam grows,

    US presence in Vietnam grows,
    Goes from 800 to 9,000.
  • Diem assassanated.

    Diem assassanated.
    Assassanated three weeks before Kennedy.
  • Full force suport from US in war.

    Full force suport from US in war.
    82,000 more troops sent to Vietnam.
  • Battle of Ba Gia

    Battle of Ba Gia
    Was a major battle that marked the beginning of the National Liberation Front's Summer Offensive, during the early phases of the Vietnam War.
  • Battle of Gang Toi

    Battle of Gang Toi
    was fought between Astralian troops and the Viet Cong
  • Operation Hump

    Operation Hump
    Was a search and destroy mission to take out Viet Cong forces.
  • Free Fire Zones

    Free Fire Zones
    Zones in Vietnam where civilians are either evactuated or dead.
  • Battle of Ap Gu

    Battle of Ap Gu
  • War protests

    War protests
    35,000 people publically demonstrate anti-war desires.
  • Battle of Lima Site 85

    Battle of Lima Site 85
    Also known as tthe battle of Phou Pha Ti
  • Peace talks in France

    Peace talks in France
    Talks between Johnson and Hanoi.
  • Battle of The Coral Sea

    Battle of The Coral Sea
    A seiries of actions fought during the Vietnam War between the 1st Australian Task Force and the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong.
  • Half-Way Point

    Half-Way Point
    Causualty numbers come back and over 500,000 American soilders are dead.
  • Battle of Hamburger Hill

    Battle of Hamburger Hill
    Fought between US troops and South Vietnameese troops.
  • US troops withdrawn

    US troops withdrawn
    United States troops leave the war zone.
  • The Fighting completly stops

    The Fighting completly stops
    Communist siege control Saigon and ends fighting