Here is a photo taken by a Marine in 1969. "Marine artillery units fired 105mm projectiles at random places and at random times throughout the night. Targets were plotted as stream and river junctions and trail junctions. On a patrol this Marine came across a camp fire with 3 or 4 dead North Vietnamese soldiers, their bodies deteriorated already who had been killed my one of these random H&I fires. (Harassment & Interdiction) This program was to keep invading units from the North off-balance and that there was never any secure area within range of the Marine artillery guns." Vietnam Veteran. Credit to a 7th Marine Regiment Marine, 1969 via Jack Wells. In the photo, you can see the helmet, part of the uniform and his belt and buckle.
Victorious NVA soldiers outside the Independence Palace in Saigon in 1975. The Independence Palace had been the official residence of the President of South Vietnam. After the war the Independence Palace was called the Reunification Palace, and Saigon became Ho Chi Minh City.
In a testament to the ferocity of the fight around 102 Battery’s position, at least 7 North Vietnamese soldiers lie dead in front of the No. 6 gun on the morning of 13 May 1968. Shortly afterwards the bodies were collected and buried in a mass grave.
The bodies of North Vietnamese Army troops who attempted to hold the rubber plantation village of Binh Ba, are laid out in an open area so they can be checked for documents before burial. In the foreground are some of the Australian troops who fought in the battle, June 1969.
Illusions of grandiosity: Beneath a propaganda image of himself, Ho Chi Minh addresses members of the Viet Minh in 1953. Although Ho Chi Minh was President of North Vietnam at the time, he was still involved in a struggle against the French, who attempted to re-establish colonial rule after the Second World War.
Bob Scheurer wearing North Vietnamese Army (NVA) soft cap with AK-47. Photo by SP4 Robert Scheurer, 11B (1968 - 1969) 1st Platoon "The Pioneers" 1st Battalion, 11th Inf. Regiment, 1st Brigade, 5th Inf. Div. (mech). Quang Tri Province, RVN.
Extraction of female NVA (North Vietnamese Army) POW. Photo by Mariano Guzman who served as one of D-Troop's "Blues" while serving with D-Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. courtesy of Mike Gustin.