Photos of the Vietnam War Not Shown in History Books

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The Vietnam War which lasted for almost twenty years, was a war that happened in three countries; Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The war, also known as the Second Indochina War was fought between North and South Vietnam. 

During the war, it was not rare for activist to meet in hidden locations. Here they are meeting in the Nam Can forest, wearing masks to protect their identities and each other in case of capture and interrogation.

The North Vietnamese army had the support of the Soviet Union, China and other communist states, while South Vietnam had the support of the United States, Australia, Thailand, South Korea and other anti-communist countries.

The war was long and dirty. Countless people suffered. Here are the pictures that many people have never seen of the Vietnam War.

Pictured here are both sides of the war, meeting each other in what looks to be the Mekong Delta. The Viet Cong members are in the foreground, while the ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam) soldiers are seen in the background.

Near the outskirts of Saigon, the Army of the Republic of Vietnam shed their uniforms and shoes in order to hide their identities from their enemies. Here you can see how much material littered the ground. Drivers had to pass over the uniforms in order to drive to the other side.