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  • Day16

    Cu Chi

    December 21, 2019 in Vietnam ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Historic tunnel complex and exhibit of VC traps. They say they there were more than 250 km of tunnels, all interconnected. It was essentially a city underground with many small opening where their soldiers could appear and disappear, seemingly at random. In the 1st picture, I'm sliding down into one of those holes. The guide said this one had been enlarged for foreigners, but my shoulders just barely fit.
    The next 2 pictures are examples of the man traps that the VC/NVA deployed, all incredibly ugly and painful looking. The 4th picture is an animation of people hand-making the components of the man traps. 5th is another part of the weapons animation. Here a couple guys are breaking down unexploded ordinance to be used for making mines to disable tanks.
    The last picture is of the ventilation system. They pushed hollow bamboo up through termite mounds to hide the vents
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