The Battle of Huế began on the night of 30 January 1968.
New Year celebrations are one of the most meaningful events in Vietnamese culture, a time when families reunite and blessings are exchanged. But the communist aggressors deliberately violated the "three-day cease-fire." In the early hours of New Year's Eve, two battalions of foot soldiers were sent and opened fire.
Vietnam Film Club had released the documentary titled "The Hue Massacre 1968" some time ago as part of its series "Communism in Vietnam." In 2023, the film was re-edited with English subtitles.