Around the Corner: the Battle for Huế

This is our entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Corners.

This tableau in the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia, shows an American marine peering around a corner in  Huế, Vietnam, during  1968 Communist Tet Offensive.  Behind the marine can be seen the six M40 106mm recoilless rifes mounted on an M50A1 ONTOS light armored tracked antitank vehicle used in the street-to-street fighting.  (The Battle for Huế, or Seige of Huế, lasted from January 31 to March 2, 1968, resulting in a Pyrrhic victory with thousands dead, more than 100,000 homeless, and most of the city destroyed.)

Battle for Huế
Battle for Huế

This photo was taken on April 24, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 800, f/2.0, 1/40 sec, 4.5 mm