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Monday, May 30, 2011
Cu Chi tunnels...how to get to the Saigon River without being seen
This is one of the fighting trenches used by the VC. They would open fire and then, using these system of trenches, move to another place and open fire from there.In this manner the enemy(USA) would believe that there were many more fighters than there actually were.
There were three layers.the first tunnels were at 3-4m, the second at 6-8m and the last layer from 10-12m below ground.Although not built by engineers or designed by architects these tunnels are still as viable today as they were when they were used for the last time in 1975.
In order to confuse helicopter pilots, the smoke was vented away from the actual building.If bombs were dropped, they would not destroy the kitchen but merely a mound earth and a pile of leaves
For more information,visit: www.cuchitunnel.org.vn