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Vietnam psychological warfare

  • 06-09-2013 8:31am
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    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"

    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:


Comments

  • 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


    Meh


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


    I think it's quite soothing.


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