I read a lot of military.history book. Oddly, I’ve never read of an account of someone in the aftermath of a pundit trap. As a simple weapon, you’d think there were thousands. Still, I may have read fifty books on the Vietnam War and not one mention of treating wounds of Punji stakes.
I got to wondering if it was either rare, but well remembered for the sheer barbarity of it, like an iron maiden.
Or, which is far worse, it happened with such frequency that it wasn’t worth mentioning. Today it rained, today we pushed through some leaves, eat.
I’m watching a documentary where an elderly Vietnamese woman is saying that you got a point for trapping an American this way. If you used explosives, you had to hit three targets to score.
So, Punji pits, were they common? Did they work?
Damnit, can a mod edit the title?