Category: Operation New Castle

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Bathed in Fire, 1967

Operation Newcastle was a search and destroy mission, aptly named as this photograph reveals. The purpose of such missions was to find and ambush Viet Cong units hiding in the countryside and to decimate their hideouts and supplies. However, these missions may have done more harm than good, as the devastation they caused rural Vietnam embittered many Vietnamese.

Flame Thrower. Operation New Castle.

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