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Riverines page 67 top artifact
Caption: The Viet Cong modified Chinese Type 50 submachine guns to creat a short, lightweight weapon suitable for close firefights. (On loan from Naval History and Heritage Command)



Vietnam abounds with hundreds of rivers, canals, and swamps, which provided the enemy with protection and the ability to surprise American and South Vietnamese forces. The Viet Cong used a variety of weapons and equipment to fight in this environment.