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Gi i Kh n S Cho Hu c a t c gi Nh Ca l m cho m nh ph i b ng ho ng, x t xa xen l n au n Ai ai c ng n i v chi n tranh, ng i ng i l m phim v chi n tranh nh ng s th t ai ng c th t n kh c v t xa s c t ng t ng c a ch ng ta T c ph m c ng h l nh ng s th t nh ng t i c b che gi u d i h ng ng n trang s ch l ch s d y c p c vi t b i phe th ng cu c H nh nh c a qu n i Qu c Gia VNCH hi n l n v a h o s ng v a anh h ng trong l c h nh qu n ngang qua nh nh ng ng i d n Hu h tung nh ng b nh k o, ti n b c, n th c u ng v ph a nh ng ng i d n ph i ch u i ch u kh t ch y n n m c d b n th n h c ng ph i c n l ng th c T i t h i cho n bao gi th l ch s m i c th tr l i danh d cho nh ng ng i l nh cao c H hy sinh anh d ng v l ng trung th nh v i t qu c v d n t c nh ng t i sao c i h nh n l nh l i ch l s nguy n r a c a s s ch v ng i i Th i c a ng i d n Hu v i nh ng ng i l nh B c Vi t th hi n r r ng trong t c ph m, h g i l gi i ph ng d n Hu trong khi th t ra l mang m t vi n c nh en t i bao tr m l n m t th nh ph xinh p, hi n ho h gi m n g o chi m o t th c n c a ng i d n trong khi d n ang ph i ch u c nh i kh t, h chi m o t xe m y t i s n c a ng i d n Hu nghi m nhi n mang v s d ng, nh ng t n vi t c ng gi d ng d n th ng nh m l m k ch i m thanh tr ng nh ng ng i b cho l tay sai M Ngu d ph n l n nh ng ng i h gi t u mang t th c nh n v i k ch i m, b t b ng i d n n th ph i i ra gi a chi n tr ng t i th ng, h c t p ng l i c ch m ng nghe c ch h d y tr em ph i d ng kh c c y s n en v ch a l n tr i khi m y bay M bay qua v h tr n trong nh d n b n n v o l nh M d n n Vi t nh ng ng i d n nh ng a con n t c m c y g c s n en ph i ch t oan v nh ng l n n qu n M n m tr l i V vi c v s nam gi i b b t i h c t p c i t o b a l n n i ch t v i th y h l s ki n l ch s th m s t Hu M u Th n n m 1968 l s th t l c ch qu n B c Vi t i x v i d n Hu khi h ra r h l phe ch nh ngh a n gi i ph ng ng b o m nh hay sao V h n h t t n c Vi t Nam, d n t c con ng i Vi t Nam ch l m t tr ch i kh ng h n kh ng k m tr n b n c th gi i c a cu c chi n tranh l nh gi a CNTB v CNCS Nh Ca trung th c trong vi c mi u t th i c a ng i M v i d n Hu n i ri ng v ng i Vi t Nam n i chung, m nh c ng c m th y au n v t c gi n khi m nh c t i o n qu n l nh M n n v o m t con ch nh m h do nh ng ng i ang ch y t n n ngang qua ch h ch a vui gi i tr S ph n c a ng i Vi t Nam v s ph n h n m n c a con ch th c kh c g nhau Ng y x a c m t ng i b n Hu n i v i m nh l Kh ng n i n o Vi t Nam c th bu n h n Hu V gi m nh hi u t i sao l i nh v y, sau nh ng s ki n au th ng in d u kh p th nh ph Hu n y m nh tin l n i au c a ng i d n Hu s kh ng th b l ng qu n theo n m th ng Nha Ca s Mourning Headband for Hue An Account of the Battle for Hue, Vietnam 1968 is a graphic account of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War, as experienced by civilians that were beginning to celebrate the Lunar New Year The author had arrived in Hue to attend her father s funeral when the violence erupted and engulfed the city Due to its strategic position on the S ng H ng River and being home of the Tay Loc airfield, the city of Hue was a focal point of the Tet Offensive Nha Ca s story deals with events during this time period and how her and her family s lives as well as those of other civilians were affected by the fighting and the siege of the city.At the end of the offensive, which had centered upon the city for just over a month January 30 March 3, 1968 , approximately 5000 civilians had been killed and the city was in ruins The battle also marked a critical shift in public perceptions of the war.Most stories concerning war are told from a military or political point of view Nha Ca s story is one of relatively few from a civilian viewpoint As the old adage goes, Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it G Santayana Therefore, I believe stories like this are important and should be incorporated into history classes, though I would not recommend this particular account to younger readers due to its graphic nature.This book was won from the Goodreads.com website. I cried a lot reading this book, probably because I was born and raised in Hue thus I m familiar with all the settings and names Nha Ca mentioned War is severe, inhumane and unjust, no matter which side you are in My condolence goes to all the blood shed, Northerners and Southerners, victors and losers.Nha Ca s viewpoint may be a bit subjective to me and her writing is not so impressive but the historical background makes this book unique and precious to anyone who wants to know what exactly happened in the Vietnam War. This book was written in 1969 and has been republished in a new translation It s the story of what civilians including the author and her family went through during the horrendous fighting that took place in the city of Hue during the 1968 Tet Offensive Few books relate the horror of war among innocent civilians graphically than this one does It does not make for comfortable reading, but the tale should be told. [ E-PUB ] ☥ Mourning Headband for Hue ♖ Vietnam, January, As The Citizens Of Hue Are Preparing To Celebrate Tet, The Start Of The Lunar New Year, Nha Ca Arrives In The City To Attend Her Father S Funeral Without Warning, War Erupts All Around Them, Drastically Changing Or Cutting Short Their Lives After A Month Of Fighting, Their Beautiful City Lies In Ruins And Thousands Of People Are Dead Mourning Headband For Hue Tells The Story Of What Happened During The Fierce North Vietnamese Offensive And Is An Unvarnished And Riveting Account Of War As Experienced By Ordinary People Caught Up In The Violence A powerful and terrifying memoir of the Tet Offensive from the perspective of a young Vietnamese woman who was trapped with her family during the Battle for Hue in 1968 Nha Ca opens and closes her account with the story of a dog swimming midstream in the Perfume River Whenever the dog swam back to shore, America G.I.s shot near the dog and forced it to swim back into midstream Because the dog lacked the endurance to swim to the other side of the river it continued to swim toward Hue and suffer taunting from American soldiers Eventually the dog was wounded and drowned Nha Ca appropriately uses this story as a metaphor for her and her family s struggles to survive during the Battle for Hue January 30 March 3, 1968 Nha Ca and her family are literally caught in the crossfire of American and VC firefights throughout the battle and Nha Ca witnesses a number of civilians indiscriminately killed by stray rifle and artillery fire Like the dog, the people of Hue are caught midstream and cannot cross to either side of the river safely Nha Ca presents neither the Liberation Army Viet Cong , Nationalist Forces ARVN or the U.S Army and Marine Corps as heroic figures in her memoir Rather all three fight one another without regard for non communist, neutral civilians in Hue The Viet Cong commit numerous atrocities and war crimes public executions, forced re education camps death camps, death marches, kangaroo court death sentences, and the wanton killing of women, children, and the elderly who bear some affiliation with the West while the hostile American soldiers often jest and taunt the civilians, and inadvertently kill innocents with air strikes and artillery fire Nha Ca acknowledges the brief moments of humanity during the absolute depravity of war Against the backdrop of violence and the dead and dying, Nha Ca juxtaposes Vo Thanh Minh s Mr Minh commitment to transporting the wounded, caring for the dying, and delivering food to beleaguered and starving families Nha Ca and her cousin also meet a dying boy, Kham, whom they comfort and converse with until he dies This is an important Vietnamese perspective on the conflict that, although consciously anti war in intent, does not come freighted with American or Nationalist Communist perspectives on the conflict that usually focus on the legitimacy of American involvement or debate the outcome of the war It s not a book suitable for younger audiences given the brutality and graphic scenes that Nha Ca depicts in vivid language However, it should be standard fare for junior senior high school students and university students.Also Olga Dror provides a wonderful translation from Vietnamese to English H Net Review Qu ngo i m nh Hu Tr c khi c quy n s ch n y m nh nghe m k nhi u v M u Th n M nh c ng c 1 th i gian d i s ng Hu , ch ng ki n c nh c g n T t th nh nh u c m t m m c ng L l ng l nh n o c ng c , sau n y m i bi t l c ng vong nh n Xu n M u Th n 1968 c quy n s ch n y m nh c th m b c tranh r h n v M u Th n, v s kh c li t c a n V CS hay VNCH, m nh bi t, nghe nhi u V chi n tranh, m nh c ng c m th y m t m t, au th ng, tang t c nh th b n th n m nh ang tham gia, ang trong b i c nh Thi t au M i b n u c l t ng cho m nh, nh ng gi t ng i v t i qu l m t t i c kh ng khi p.M nh mong s kh ng c chi n tranh n o x y ra n a u tranh, b t b o ng l m t h nh th c m m nh tin s c s d ng nhi u trong t ng lai. I won a Goodreads ARC copy of this book This is an important addition to the Vietnam War library It s a difficult book to read, and it wasn t the most compelling book to read, but that s mostly due to the subject matter Mind you, war literature is generally not light reading, but this account coming via a layperson makes this even sobering It s unrelentingly dark and unflinching in the depictions of the gory scenes That said, I was curious to see how the author was able to make it through and who among her family would survive. H c ng l ng i ch Hu i, Hu c c m th h kh ng Nh ng i m t m s u tr ng tr ng trong t en, trong c i v minh c c m th h kh ng C m th ch , ph i kh ng Nh ng kh ng ph i c m th h , m c m th nh ng tr i n t u nh p v o t n c bi n ch ng ta th nh k b gi t ho c b b t, bu c ph i gi t ng i, gi t anh em, cha, m , b con ru t th t Ru t v th t, trong g n m t th ng qua t i nh n th y bao nhi u Bao nhi u , c nh c nh g ch ng T i c c m t v i b i vi t c a Nguy n c Xu n nh n v t c trong cu n h i k c a c Nh Ca th c v ng c l k h i ti u nh n, vi t th c v l ng i t t v i Nh Ca nh ng th c ra l i b i chuy n c kh ng p ra cho r ng h i k c a c c ng l chuy n ph a Nh Ca ch ng i p b i v c ang ng v tr c a ng i n i l n ti ng c a d n Hu trong nh ng ng y kh i bom n l a, c a ng i tho t ch t trong cu c chi n m m u phi nh n t nh T t M u Th n 1968, c n ng c l Vi t c ng, ng tr n danh ngh a gi i ph ng qu n , m bao nhi u nh n ch ng c n s ng, bao nhi u c u chuy n v n c n c n i cho t i b y gi v s trung th c c a b n th ng cu c Ai c n l g T i c h c nh ng g v cu c chi n n y trong tr ng h c XHCN T t c l i l m l M , Ngu , l nh ng ng i chi n tuy n b n kia Kh ng c cu n h i k c a Nh Ca, li u t i c th th u c m cho h ng ng n ng i d n v t i n m xu ng trong oan khi n, gi a l n bom n phi ngh a c a c hai ph a, li u t i c nh n th m c m t b m t c a qu n gi i ph ng , hay c a nh ng t n l nh M nh n nh c i khi b n m t con ch d n kh ng c n ng lui T i kh ng hi u sao nhi u ng i c cu n s ch n y v n cho r ng Nh Ca mang t m l chi n c a qu n C ng Ho v o h i k T i ch th y trong m t c m x c t t b c v nh ng ng i ng b o ru t th t, v d n t c Vi t khi ch ng ki n c nh n i da n u th t, huynh t ng t n, t i ch th y trong l s c m th chi n tranh bom n, v t nh y u v i gia nh, qu h ng Th t may m n t i c c cu n s ch n y, m ch trong 2 m Ch a bao gi t i c m t cu n s ch h n 400 trang nhanh nh th , v th n th c nh th. I gave this book a 3 out of 5 stars not because it is a bad book I have no problems with the writing, and I really enjoyed Olga Dror s thoroughly researched introduction to this work Her translation is captivating and manages to capture the spirit of the Vietnamese language original The reason why I gave this book a 3 is because it is hard to read Nha Ca s account of the Battle of Hue is a gruesomely realistic look at what the Second Indochina War of the 20th century what Americans call the Vietnam War and what Vietnamese call the American War really was for most people Most people were not soldiers, politicians, journalists, and diplomats Most people experienced the war as civilians caught between a fiercely violent and ideological war At times this book can be really hard to read War is bloody and dehumanizing This book shows that I would like to compare her account of the battle of Hue with accounts by Nationalist Vietnamese, Communist Vietnamese, and American soldiers as well, to get a nuanced understanding of what happened in that time and place As I said before, Dror s introduction is a phenomenal piece of scholarship in and of itself This book is worth the read for those wanting to Vietnamify their view of the war.