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Vietnam War

The Battle of Ap Bac

Wednesday Jan 2, 1963
Ấp Bắc Hamlet, Định Tường Province (now Tiền Giang Province), South Vietnam

The inept performance of the South Vietnamese army was exemplified by failed actions such as the Battle of Ap Bac on 2 January 1963, in which a small band of Viet Cong won a battle against a much larger and better-equipped South Vietnamese force, many of whose officers seemed reluctant even to engage in combat.


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