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VIETNAM 2013 #136

Another road along the Cambodian border. It is difficult to imagine that this tranquil and beautiful landscape of the An Giang province in the Mekong Delta was the scene of blood sheds during the American War.

There was a U.S. Naval Combat Base in nearby Chau Doc City from 1969 to1971 as the town is on the Bassac River. American and South Vietnamese river forces patrolled the rivers and canals along the border with Cambodia as part of Operation SEALORDS (Southeast Asia Land, Ocean, River, and Delta Strategy) anti-infiltration strategy of 1969-1970. There were many battles in this area.

Tags: River Boat Vietnam Mekong delta Somewhere Landscape and travel AN GIANG PROVINCE

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15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
25 Oct 2013 9:51PM
Super comp in v1

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10 10 10 England
25 Oct 2013 10:27PM
Thank the Lord it's peaceful now and looks very beautiful from your images.
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
25 Oct 2013 10:41PM
Very beautiful--
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
25 Oct 2013 10:46PM
Thank goodness all that unhappy phase is over and done with Jean-Noel.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
jaktis 15 84 Sweden
26 Oct 2013 8:48AM
A very open area to have battles in

viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2013 9:57AM
Indeed it seems Vietnam is a very forgiving country. These are beautiful photographs.


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