Category: Vietnam War

Download Days of Valor: An Inside Account of the Bloodiest Six Months by Robert L. Tonsetic PDF

By Robert L. Tonsetic

The 199th gentle Infantry Brigade was once made from 3 U.S. infantry battalions of lengthy lineage as a quick response strength to put in Vietnam. because the e-book starts, in December 1967, the brigade has been at warfare for a yr, and plenty of of its battered 12-month males are returning domestic. The Communists appear to be in a lull, and the brigade commander requests a move to a extra energetic zone, simply above Saigon. via January the battalions experience expanding enemy power, NVA team of workers now combined with Viet Cong devices. however the enemy is mendacity low, and a truce has even been declared for the Vietnamese New yr, the vacation known as Tet. On January 30, 1968, the hurricane broke free, as Saigon and approximately each provincial capital used to be overrun via VC and NVA bursting in unforeseen energy from their base camps. during this e-book we research the main intimate info of wrestle, because the Communists struggle with rockets, mortars, chinese language claymores, mines, desktop weapons and AK-47s. The battles evolve into an enemy favoring the cloak of evening, the jungle―both city and natural―and subterranean fortifications, opposed to U.S. forces favoring direct confrontational conflict supported via air and artillery. while the traces are just 25 yards aside, even though, there's little technique to distinguish among the firepower or braveness of the assailants and the defenders, or maybe who's who at any given second, as each side have the opposite in direct sight. Days of Valor covers the peak of the Vietnam struggle, from the apprehensive interval in advance of Tet, during the defeat of that offensive, to the hugely underwritten but both bloody NVA counteroffensive introduced in might 1968. It ends with a short word in regards to the 199th LIB being deactivated in spring 1970, furling its colours after ache 753 useless and a few 5,000 wounded. The brigade had basically been a short lived production, meant for one objective, and even though its heroism is now an issue of background, it may stay a resource of satisfaction for all american citizens.

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Download Lyndon Johnson's war : the road to stalemate in Vietnam by Johnson, Lyndon B.; Johnson, Lyndon B <> - (Lyndon Baines); PDF

By Johnson, Lyndon B.; Johnson, Lyndon B <> - (Lyndon Baines); Johnson, Lyndon Baines; Berman, Larry; Johnson, Lyndon Baines

"Stunning....The portrait of the embattled and unyielding president that emerges is bright and memorable."—Publishers WeeklyBy 1968, the USA had devoted over 525,000 males to Vietnam and bombed nearly all army ambitions advised via the joint Chiefs of employees. but, the us was once no toward securing its targets than it have been ahead of the Americanization of the warfare. The long-promised gentle on the finish of the tunnel was once a mirage. This soaking up account finds the financial ruin of the bombing crusade opposed to North Vietnam, the mess ups of political reform in South Vietnam and the sour bureaucratic conflicts among the U.S. executive and its army commanders.

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Download Comanche Six: Company Commander in Vietnam by James Estep PDF

By James Estep

A tender corporation commander tells what it was once prefer to inherit an air cellular rifle corporation of under-achieving infantry squaddies and mildew it right into a profitable battling outfit within the rice paddies of enemy territory. Reprint.

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Download American War Cinema and Media since Vietnam: Politics, by Patricia Keeton PDF

By Patricia Keeton

No different cinematic style extra sharply illustrates the contradictions of yank society - notions approximately social classification, politics, and socio-economic ideology - than the battle movie. This publication examines the most recent cycle of battle motion pictures to bare how they mediate and negotiate the complexities of battle, category, and a military-political challenge mostly long past undesirable.

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Download The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Vietnam War (2nd Edition) by Timothy P. Maga PDF

By Timothy P. Maga

A some time past struggle - nonetheless proper today.

Misunderstanding is still, and much remains to be unknown, of the Vietnam struggle. The entire Idiot's consultant to the Vietnam conflict, moment Edition presents an up-to-date and revised consultant giving readers the proof. It assesses rules and the explanations for them, laying off gentle at the controversies in regards to the Vietnam struggle, what has been referred to as the main advanced armed clash of the twentieth century. It offers:

• A big-picture examine the politics, public figures, and background of the warfare in Southeast Asia

• Present-tense relevance of Vietnam to the present wars within which the us, and the remainder of the area, is involved

• rationalization of info should you lived via it and an evidence for more youthful generations

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Download STUPID WAR STORIES: Tales from the Wonder War, Vietnam by KEITH POMEROY PDF

By KEITH POMEROY

Silly warfare tales is a comedic tell-all memoir in regards to the zany, sometimes R-rated, and infrequently terrifying reviews of 1 soldier’s travel of accountability through the Vietnam conflict. The Atomic Outhouse, scorching Extractions, Listening Out, and most sensible holiday Ever, may have you enthralled. those tales and sixty extra like them pull no punches to provide you a real figuring out of a warfare that used to be more odd than you ever imagined.

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Download Open Doors: Vietnam POWs Thirty Years Later by Jamie Howren PDF

By Jamie Howren

Open doorways is a tribute to Vietnam prisoners of battle and their person decision in looking own happiness upon their free up. A testomony to the power of the human spirit and the facility of human will, it's also a party of freedom. whereas their event in captivity has been good documented, historians have mostly neglected the present lives of former Vietnam POWs. Combining picture images and insightful profiles of thirty Vietnam-era POWs, Taylor Baldwin Kiland and Jamie Howren provide an intimate examine those men—the longest-held crew of back POWs in our nation”s history—as husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, and grandfathers. topics contain the well-known (Sen. John McCain and previous vice presidential candidate Vice Adm. James Stockdale) and the not-so-famous. None obtained megastar remedy on their liberation; all resumed their lives as inner most electorate. such a lot of them have flourished within the face of serious demanding situations, happy with their accomplishments.The publication is predicated on a touring photographic show that has been traveling the U.S. given that October 2003. instead of residing at the torture and soreness in their years within the infamous felony complicated identified to its population because the “Hanoi Hilton,” the authors inquisitive about commemorating the 30th anniversary of the POWs’ go back to the USA and on celebrating the years of freedom and private success that undefined.

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