A South Vietnamese soldier rides his bike near the destroyed market of Kien Hoa, in February 1968, after a North Vietnamese attack as part of the Vietcong Tet offensive during the Vietnam war. Photo: AFP

Book review: the bloodiest Vietnam war battle, Hue, 1968 – a searing account of courage and cowardice

Bestselling author of Black Hawk Down uses the same grunt-level reporting style to highlight horrors of war and the arrogance and incompetence of US military leaders during pivotal, 24-day battle to recapture overrun city

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A South Vietnamese soldier rides his bike near the destroyed market of Kien Hoa, in February 1968, after a North Vietnamese attack as part of the Vietcong Tet offensive during the Vietnam war. Photo: AFP
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