Some, like the deadly Alaskan Chilkoot trail or Route 66 are well known; others, like the tragic Ho Chi Minh trail
or the Khyber Pass are less familiar.
Tearfully speaking to cameras, Vicky recalled how she veered dangerously off road as she travelled along Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh trail
Determined to regain her independence after losing a leg in the 2015 tragedy, Vicky has been driving a 4x4 with a group of strangers along the famous Ho Chi Minh trail
Without Limits: Vietnam BBC1, 8pm In the first of a two-parter, six Britons embark on an ambitious road trip by converted motorbike and modified 4x4 along Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh Trail
The first was driving a bright pink tuk tuk from Bangkok to Brighton with her friend Jo, followed by riding an equally pink Honda C90 down the Ho Chi Minh Trail
from Hanoi to Saigon.
He describes in excruciating detail his combat experiences, capture, forced march on the Ho Chi Minh Trail
, and his years of captivity in the POW camp known as oHanoi Hilton.
In this attempt to cut off North Vietnam's major supply route, the Ho Chi Minh Trail
, the United States and South Vietnam's best trained forces were outmatched by North Vietnam's combat-hardened army.
Near the end of the book are a few stories from fellow pilots, including notable contributions from Philip Payne detailing his aerial observation of a nuclear detonation in the Nevada desert and Ray James describing a visual reconnaissance mission over the Ho Chi Minh Trail
Hill states that an immense influence to his life occurred when he heeded the call for help in Vietnam and enlisted and served as a Captain and Commander of a surgical unit in 1966 -1968, first supporting the Army forces at Long Binh and then up north with the US Marines whose airstrips on the beaches were being demolished and the troops massacred near Danang, the Ho Chi Minh Trail
and the DMZ.
His autobiography, "Testimony of The Protected", comprises his military testimony and memories of leading troops into notorious war zones such as Dak Payou Valley and Ho Chi Minh Trail
The overall impact on the Ho Chi Minh Trail
was limited but communist forces suffered at least thirteen thousand casualties, and the offensive blunted any North Vietnamese attempts to strike at withdrawing American forces.
He clearly shows how integral they became to overall USAF operations throughout most regions of the theater, and especially highlights their role as a key close-air-support asset, and their effective use in interdiction operations along the Ho Chi Minh Trail
in Laos and Cambodia (I was a FAC in Laos in 1972 and witnessed the deadly work of the AC-130 Spectres).