Lorenz Luthi (McGill University): “The Meaning of the Tet Offensive” (Library Lecture) Public lecture given on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam


McLennan Library Building Colgate Room, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA

The Vietnam War divides American society until today. Fifty years after the iconic Tet Offensive that changed the war, historians are able to reflect on its larger meaning for Vietnamese and global history. What motivated the Vietnamese Communists to start the offensive?  How did it affect the country?  And how did the world react it?