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Vietnam psychological warfare

  • 06-09-2013 8:31am
    Closed Accounts Posts: 694 Tragamin2k2

    The Wandering Soul was played on loudspeakers installed on helicopters, PCF boats or by infantry 'loudspeaker teams' on known enemy areas usually at night deep within the jungle.

    "It exploited the belief among many of the Vietnamese people that once a person is dead the remains must be placed in an ancestral burial ground or that person will forever wander aimlessly in space. The tape was so effective that we were instructed not to play it within earshot of the South Vietnamese forces, because they were as susceptible as the Viet Cong or North Vietnamese Army"



  • Registered Users Posts: 26,961 ✭✭✭✭ boneyarsebogman

    Seemingly the Americans did something similar against the Taliban, where they used sonic cannons to try and convince them that they're hearing Allah.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,490 ✭✭✭ Corvo

    Well I'll sleep well tonight...


  • Registered Users, Regional North Mods Posts: 15,127 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kerry4sam

    Corvo wrote: »
    Well I'll sleep well tonight...


    I could not listen nor watch the entire clip

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,031 ✭✭✭ kaizersoze


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,538 ✭✭✭ flutterflye

    I think it's quite soothing.

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