FOREIGN OFFICE FILES: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Series Two: Vietnam, 1959-1975
(Public Record Office Classes FO 371 and FCO 15: South East Asia Department)
Part 6: Vietnam, 1967-1968
(PRO Class FCO 15/481-782)
The Vietnam War had wide-reaching implications. Weekly analyses from the British Foreign Office, Embassies in the region and from consular outposts in Saigon, Hanoi, Haiphong and Dien Bien Phu offer a British and Commonwealth perspective on US policy, the motives and debates influencing decision making, the scale of the human tragedy, the efforts at mediation and peace talks to end hostilities.
Part 6 focuses on 1967-1968 including:
- the impact of US bombing of North Vietnam.
- exchange of letters between President Johnson and Ho Chi Minh.
- the continued build up of American forces in Vietnam.
- the Tet offensive.
- capture of Hué.
- partial bombing halt, de-escalation and changes in American policy.
- the Paris peace talks.