During Tet, the old Imperial capital of Hué was sieged by the Nva for 25 days. The battle began at 3.30 A.M on January 31, 1968. The 6th NVA Regiment's 800th and 802nd battalions an the VC 12th Sapper Battalion launched a 122mm mortar and rocket barrage followed by a ground assault on the old Imperial Citadel. From dawn on January 31 until 5 A.M, the yellow-starred flag on the National Liberation Front flew atop the fortress gate of the citadel, and a People's army Command post occupied the restored throne room of the Nguyen emporers.

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A command post along route 1 between Da Nang and Hué

The Citadel, with the pole and the flag.