Rare Photos of the Vietnam War

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.