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Tales From The Ho Chi Minh Trail-Operation Lam Son 719 Museum
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Tales From The Ho Chi Minh Trail-Operation Lam Son 719 Museum

Operation Lam Son 719 Museum Location: Ban Dong Savannkhet N16° 38.088′ E106° 25.739′   There is museum dedicated to the battle that took place in this area on Feb 8, 1971 – Mar 25, 1971. The South Vietnamese Army was to throw everything at this area to try to stop the flow of Arms into…

Tales From The Ho Chi Minh Trail-Unexploded Bombs-War Scrap
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Tales From The Ho Chi Minh Trail-Unexploded Bombs-War Scrap

Left Behind Bombs-UXO- War Scrap. You would imagine that there wouldn’t be much left behind in the way of bombs, as they blow up on impact and that’s the end of them. Unfortunately the bombing campaign over Laos yielded a figure of 30%,which  failed to do there job, a large number. They have a warranty,…

Tales From The Ho Chi Minh Trail-Fuel Tanks Raining Down
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Tales From The Ho Chi Minh Trail-Fuel Tanks Raining Down

Air Craft Fuel Drop Tanks.   Location: Khammouane Province Ban Thabak-N18° 14.027′ E104° 39.742′   As a way of extending the flight duration, exterior fuel tanks were fitted on the wings or the main fuselage. Some Tanks were 600 gallons, some 2500 liters extending range considerably. Once empty the tanks were jettisoned and would fall…

Tales From The Ho Chi Minh Trail-Disappearing Trails-Route 23
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Tales From The Ho Chi Minh Trail-Disappearing Trails-Route 23

Route 23: Savannakhet Tad Hay Bridge.   Location: N16° 16.760′ E105° 57.534′ The Red Princes Bridge.   Over the Xe Bang Heing River, this bridge was built in 1942 and designed by Souphanouvong who became the first President of Lao PDR in 1975. It was destroyed by the American bombing in 1967. South West of…

Tales from The Ho Chi Minh Trail -Disappearing Trails Muang Nong-Ta Oy
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Tales from The Ho Chi Minh Trail -Disappearing Trails Muang Nong-Ta Oy

Muang Nong to Ta Oy -Savannakhet Location N16° 22.478′ E106° 29.869′   Updated June 2021   There are a few different ways of getting to Ta Oy from Muang Nong. The most popular is Via Ban Along over the 300 meter Bamboo bridge, the bridge is removed in the wet season and built again in…

Tales From The Ho Chi Minh Trail-Tham Nam Cave
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Tales From The Ho Chi Minh Trail-Tham Nam Cave

 Tham Nam -Ban Nongboua   Location; N17° 32.915′ E105° 44.863′   Caves played a huge part during the conflict in Laos, with the war against the Americans run from a massive cave complex housed in Xam Neua.  Smaller caves served similar purposes, and were all very safe, natural shelters from the bombers above. Cant imagine…

Tales From The Ho Chi Minh Trail-Ban Phanop
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Tales From The Ho Chi Minh Trail-Ban Phanop

 The Phanop Valley   Location. Khammouane province; N17° 32.210′ E105° 44.489′   Along the Trail there are a huge number of small villages, many of which played key parts in the Trail’s history . Ban Phanop is one such village, located quite near the top in Khammouane Province. Ban Phanop is famous for a daring…