Rare photos of the Vietnam War, Viet Cong guerrillas made

• Rare photos of the Vietnam War, Viet Cong guerrillas made

Most of the photographs covering the Vietnam War, which ended 40 years ago, was made by Western military photojournalists and photographers South Vietnamese army. However, not so long ago, the world saw the book "Another Vietnam: Pictures of the War from the Other Side" ( "Another Vietnam war scene on the other side of the conflict"), which contains photos taken by Viet Cong guerrillas and North Vietnamese Army soldiers. This book talks about the simple peasants who desperately fought and finally won one of the most powerful armies in the world.

Rare photos of the Vietnam War, Viet Cong guerrillas made

The gathering partisans in the forest Namkane, 1972. They hid the faces under masks to remain anonymous and therefore - not be able to give each other under torture in the event of falling into captivity.

Rare photos of the Vietnam War, Viet Cong guerrillas made

The guerrillas are on patrol at the outpost at the Vietnamese-Cambodian border, 1972.

Rare photos of the Vietnam War, Viet Cong guerrillas made

Partisan stands on patrol in the Mekong Delta, 1973. "During the war, women such as she could not find anywhere else. During the 24 years she had twice widowed. Both her husband were soldiers. This woman embodied the image of an ideal guerrillas who made great sacrifices for the sake of the country ", - says the photographer.

Rare photos of the Vietnam War, Viet Cong guerrillas made

Partizan sails on a boat past the mangrove trees in the Mekong Delta, destroyed herbicide "Agent Orange", 1970. During the Vietnam War the US army used chemicals to destroy the vegetation, which could hide the Viet Cong. The photographer was shocked by what he saw, because the mangroves served as a source of Vietnamese fish, which means food.

Rare photos of the Vietnam War, Viet Cong guerrillas made

The medical examination of recruits in Haiphong, 1967. In 1973, the voluntary service in the army was replaced by compulsory military service, and all the men fit for service were called to the front. Army of North Vietnam has increased from 35,000 in 1950 to over half a million in the mid-1970s.

Rare photos of the Vietnam War, Viet Cong guerrillas made

The women pulled ashore heavy nets in the upper reaches of the Mekong, 1974. Women lay on the shoulders of hard work, which men were engaged in before.

Rare photos of the Vietnam War, Viet Cong guerrillas made

The Vietnamese search the wreckage of a downed US aircraft on the outskirts of Hanoi, 1972. To get around the radar, the pilot was flying at a low altitude above the treetops, so was shot down by small arms. The goal of the American planes were industrial facilities in Hanoi, although most of the production has been evacuated to the countryside.

Rare photos of the Vietnam War, Viet Cong guerrillas made

The Vietnamese search the wreckage of a downed US aircraft on the outskirts of Hanoi, 1972. To get around the radar, the pilot was flying at a low altitude above the treetops, so was shot down by small arms. The goal of the American planes were industrial facilities in Hanoi, although most of the production has been evacuated to the countryside.

Rare photos of the Vietnam War, Viet Cong guerrillas made

The soldiers are trained to shoot at targets in Thanchi, September 1965. Even with at the hands of weapons of World War II (as in this picture), the Vietnamese managed to damage and destroy dozens of American planes.

Rare photos of the Vietnam War, Viet Cong guerrillas made

The builders discussing repairs damaged by American bombing of the bridge across the river Ma Hamronge in North Vietnam, 1973.

Rare photos of the Vietnam War, Viet Cong guerrillas made

The soldiers up the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the mountains of Truong Son, 1966.

Rare photos of the Vietnam War, Viet Cong guerrillas made

Lao guerrillas supplied food North Vietnamese Army near the road in southern №9 Loasa, March 1971.

Rare photos of the Vietnam War, Viet Cong guerrillas made

The victim of the American bombing of the Cambodian guerrilla bear in a field hospital in the mangroves at Cape Ca Mau, 15 September 1970. Photographer found shot unremarkable, so it was not printed.

Rare photos of the Vietnam War, Viet Cong guerrillas made

The soldiers of North Vietnam army near the strategically important road number 9 during the operation "Lam Son 719," which went down in history as a failed attempt to the South Vietnamese army to block the Ho Chi Minh Trail, 1972.

Rare photos of the Vietnam War, Viet Cong guerrillas made

Shoes men of the South Vietnamese Army, who got rid of uniforms to hide their status, dot the road on the outskirts of Saigon, April 30, 1975.

Rare photos of the Vietnam War, Viet Cong guerrillas made

The residents of North and South Vietnam, who saw the survivors of the war and the reunification of their country, to get rid of foreign occupation, in May 1975.