The Vietnam War was one of the longest and bloodiest battles in the history of humanity. Beginning in 1955, the war would rage on for 20 years until peace was finally called for. Officially, the war was fought between North and South Vietnam. America would wade in to try and prevent communism prevailing in the north thanks to support from China and the Soviet Union.
It took many years of strife before the war drew to a close with the falling of Saigon on April 30, 1975. The war was controversial as many Americans didn’t feel their country should get involved, but despite that, troops were sent to battle in Vietnam anyway.