VINH MOC TUNNEL - VIETNAMRIDER

  • 08/12/2018
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The VINH MOC TUNNEL were a success and no villagers lost their lives. The only direct hit was from a bomb that failed to explode; the resulting hole was utilized as a ventilation shaft... VINH MOC TUNNEL - VIETNAMRIDER

The complex of Vinh Moc tunnels were built on the shore North of the Ben Hai River. The construction sites it took 13 months (1965 and 1966), or what is the same, 18,000 work days of all persons of the village, which were used for its construction only instruments of tillage and with which moved a total of 6,000 m3 of Earth.

It is estimated that 300 people (about 60 families) lived permanently in tunnels during the years 1966 to 1972, 17 children were born in the interior of the Vinh Moc tunnels.

VINH MOC TUNNEL - VIETNAMRIDER

VINH MOC TUNNEL - VIETNAMRIDER

The tunnels extend 2.8 km-long, divided in 3 levels underground 12 meters, 18 meters and 22 meters respectively.
The top level was suitable for the life of the families, that leader in small dwellings dug into the limestone rock of 4 meters wide, 0.8 meters in height and 1.8 meters wide.
The second level was used to store the weapons and supplies, in addition to maintaining strategic meetings.
The last and deepest level, was used to seek refuge from the bombing, since American bombs were designed to penetrate 10 meters under the ground.

VINH MOC TUNNEL - VIETNAMRIDER

VINH MOC TUNNEL - VIETNAMRIDER

Vinh Moc tunnels have a total of 13 Gates: 7 of those doors give sea and other 6 grounding, although rarely families leaving abroad unless they were necessary food and there was no danger. Maritime outputs were used to transport weaponry and supplies to resistance in the island with Co, located at 28 kilometers from the Vinh Moc tunnels.

With the passage of time the tunnel complex was growing in size and complexity, reaching constructed wells, kitchens, barns, maternity wards and hospitals.

Vinh Moc tunnels are less claustrophobic to the tunnels of Cu Chi, since the climate of the area is not so damp and corridors are higher (0.9 meters wide and 1.8 meters high), allowing to walk in a manner almost straight the greater part of the journey. The main corridor is 780 meters long and has been reinforced with wood.

VINH MOC TUNNEL - VIETNAMRIDER

VINH MOC TUNNEL - VIETNAMRIDER

 

VINH MOC TUNNEL - VIETNAMRIDER

VINH MOC TUNNEL - VIETNAMRIDER


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