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Vietnam War

1-199450 THE BOYS OF '67: Charlie Company's War in Vietnam In the spring of 1966, while the war in Vietnam was still popular, the US military decided to reactivate the 9th Infantry Division as part of the military build-up. Across the nation, farm boys from the Midwest, surfers from California and city-slickers from Cleveland opened their mail to find greetings from Uncle Sam. Most American soldiers of the Vietnam era trickled into the war zone as individual replacements for men who had become casualties or had rotated home.

Charlie Company was different as part of the only division raised, drafted, and trained for service. From draft to the battlefields of South Vietnam, this is the unvarnished truth from the fear of death to the chaos of battle, told almost entirely through the recollections of the men themselves. This is their story, the story of young draftees who had done everything that their nation had asked of them and had received so little in return - lost faces of a distant war. 1 vol, 376 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-dj, available mid to late September 2012 ......$26.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-COM018 COMMAND #18:TET '68 1 vol, 60 pgs 1992 US, XTR CORPORATION
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1-DG1718 KHE SAHN 1968: Marines Under Siege Khe Sanh 1968 places you in command of United States and South Vietnamese (ARVN) forces in the campaign to relieve the USMC firebase at Khe Sanh during the Vietnam War. The historical campaign was something of a race against time as the US high command feared that the North Vietnamese were going to attempt to overrun the base. All resources put into the Khe Sanh fight, however, were subtracted from those available to deal with the Tet Offensive elsewhere. Your mission is to extract maximum communist losses while minimizing the allied effort.

The game uses the Cold War Blitz series rules, a solitaire game system. You command the US and ARVN units, and have a deck of cards to enhance your unit capabilities. A second deck of cards, drawn randomly one at a time, controls communist (OPFOR) activities. Combat is resolved with a quasi-tactical system with opposing units firing at one another. Scale: Level: Regiment-Brigade and Hex: 260 yards per inch.

Game Contents:
* 11 x 17' map
* 40 die-cut counters
* 18 mini cards
* Scenario Instructions
* Four page rule booklet 1 vol, 4 pgs 2015 CA, DECISION GAMES
NEW-softcover, available early December 2015 ......$15.00 with a discount of 10%

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1-211610 Albert Grandolini THE EASTER OFFENSIVE VIETNAM 1972: Volume 1 - Invasion across the DMZ On 30 March 1972, the South Vietnamese were attacked by regular North Vietnamese Army divisions supported by hundreds of armored vehicles that crashed though their defensive lines along the border.

The South Vietnamese resistance shuddered, and then crumbled under the communist onslaught, putting Hue the ancient imperial capital at risk. It was only thanks to US airpower, directed by a small group of courageous American advisers, which helped to turn the tide. Under the command of a new capable commander, the South Vietnamese then methodically counterattacked to retake some of the lost ground. This culminated in the ferocious street fighting for Quang Tri.

Contains 130 photos, five maps and 18 color profiles. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2015 UK, HELION
NEW-pb, available late June 2016 ......$30.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-211620 Albert Grandolini THE EASTER OFFENSIVE VIETNAM 1972: Volume 2 - Tanks in the Streets The March 30, 1972 North Vietnamese offensive included three communist divisions with T-54 tanks attacked from their sanctuaries in Cambodia just north of Saigon. Their tanks ventured into the streets of An Loc City where they were checked by a desperate and heroic stand by the South Vietnamese soldiers and their American advisers, thus saving the capital of South Vietnam.

Contains 130 photos, five maps, and 18 color profiles. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2015 UK, HELION
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1-44710 anon US MARINES IN VIETNAM, 1965:The Landing & Building USMC official history, 120 photos, 17 maps. 1 vol, 274 pgs 1996 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-WGAME62 Bates, Marion WARGAMER #62: Battle of Khe Sanh, Vietnam, 1968 This game, published in The Wargamer Magazine (#62), is a simulation of the Battle of Khe Sanh, Vietnam, 1968. It depicts the defense of the U.S. Marine base at Khe Sanh against the forces of the North Vietnamese Army.

Points are scored for certain objective hexes on the map and for units eliminated. The U.S. total is subtracted from the N.V.A. total and the resulting amount determines the level of victory.

The game contains both an historical and a hypothetical 'What if the NVA performed an all-out attack?' scenario
1 vol, 60 pgs 1987 US, 3W
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1-214160 Bowden, Mark HUE 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam At 2:30 a.m. on January 31, 10,000 National Liberation Front troops descended from hidden camps and surged across the city of 140,000. By morning, all of Hue was in Front hands save for two small military outposts.

The commanders in country and politicians in Washington refused to believe the size and scope of the Front's presence. Captain Chuck Meadows was ordered to lead his 160-marine Golf Company against thousands of enemy troops in the first attempt to re-enter Hue later that day. After several futile and deadly days, Lieutenant Colonel Ernie Cheatham would finally come up with a strategy to retake the city, block by block and building by building, in some of the most intense urban combat since World War II.

Played out over 24 days of terrible fighting and ultimately costing 10,000 combatant and civilian lives, the Battle of Hue was by far the bloodiest of the entire war. When it ended, the American debate was never again about winning, only about how to leave. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2017 US, GROVE PRESS
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2-217530 Boylan, Kevin VALLEY OF THE SHADOW: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu Struggling to reassert control over their Indochinese colonies after World War II, the French established a huge air-land base in the valley of Dien Bien Phu. But when the opposing Vietnamese People's Army (VPA) began massing its forces against the base in late 1953, French commanders seized the opportunity to draw their elusive enemy into a decisive set-piece battle.

Defending a series of fortified positions which were reliant upon a single airstrip - and later, risky and inaccurate airdrops - for reinforcement and resupply, the French troops quickly discovered that they had underestimated their enemy. In 56 days of costly close-quarters fighting, the VPA slowly dislodged the French from one strongpoint after another by developing novel tactics and accomplishing incredible feats of engineering.

Draws upon Vietnamese-language sources never previously employed in Western accounts of the siege to tell of the climactic battle of the First Indochina War. 1 vol, 368 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-225070 Branfill-Cook, Roger Riverine Craft of the Vietnam Wars The 'ShipCraft' series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeler through a brief history of the subject, highlighting differences between ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring color profiles and highly detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modeling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the subjects, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic gallery of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references - books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites.

This volume is something of a departure for the series in covering a wide variety of the types, at first improvised and then purpose-built for the Brown Water conflict. Besides the well-known American involvement, the book also covers some of the craft used by the French in their earlier struggle with Vietnamese guerrillas.

With its unparalleled level of visual information - paint schemes, models, line drawings and photographs - this book is simply the best reference for any model maker setting out to build one of these unusual craft.
1 vol, 64 pgs 2020 UK, SEAFORTH PUBLISHING
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1-217020 Brokhausen, Nick WE FEW: U.S. Special Forces in Vietnam This riveting memoir details the actions and experiences of a small group of Americans and their allies who were the backbone of ground reconnaissance in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. On his second tour to Vietnam, Nick Brokhausen served in Recon Team Habu, CCN. This unit was part of MACV-SOG (Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group), or Studies and Observations Group as it was innocuously called.

The small recon companies that were the center of its activities conducted some of the most dangerous missions of the war, infiltrating areas controlled by the North Vietnamese in Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. The companies never exceeded more than 30 Americans, yet they were the best source for the enemy's disposition and were key to the US military being able to take the war to the enemy, by utilizing new and innovative technology and tactics dating back to the French and Indian Wars.

Brokhausen's group racked up one of the most impressive records of awards for valor of any unit in the history of the United States Army. It came at a terrible price, however; the number of wounded and killed in action was incredibly high. Those missions today seem suicidal. In 1970 equally so, yet these men went out day after day with their indigenous allies - Montagnard tribesmen, Vietnamese, and Chinese Nungs - and faced the challenges with courage and resolve. 1 vol, 360 pgs 2018 US, CASEMATE
NEW-softcover, available late April 2018 ......$33.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-211630 Bruce Cameron CANISTER ON FIRE: Australian Tank Operations in Vietnam Based on twelve years of research, including personal letters and diaries, extensive searches of official records, and numerous interviews, this book brings to life a previously little-known aspect of the conflict. Two Volume Set.

The 53-ton Centurion tanks were not only involved in intense fighting in conjunction with infantry to capture enemy defenses and defeat attacks, but also fought their own battles against enemy mines, ambushes, and an unforgiving terrain and climate.

This book takes the reader inside the tanks to share the experiences of their crews in action in the jungle. We see the gunner, trying to survive the heat inside the turret, while identifying designated targets; the operator trying to maintain communications, while keeping the guns loaded; the driver, trying to see his way forward, while keeping his head down; and the commander, trying to locate enemy positions, while directing his driver and giving fire orders to his gunner. The account also reveals how mechanics beat overwhelming challenges to maintain 20-year-old tanks, while field engineers risked their lives protecting them against mines. 2 vol, 940 pgs 2016 UK, BIG SKY
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1-199800 Bruhn, David WOODEN SHIPS AND IRON MEN: The U.S. Navy's Coastal and Inshore Minesweepers, and the Minecraft that Served in Vietnam, 1953-1976 From 1953 to 1976, twenty-four US Navy coastal minesweepers (MSCs) swept mines, searched the seafloor for downed aircraft, sunken ships and lost munitions, 'showed the flag' in the Caribbean and throughout the Far East, and played a key role in the Vietnam War. Atlantic Fleet coastal minesweepers searched for a nuclear bomb buried in the sea bed off Savannah, Georgia, as a result of a midair collision between two US. Air Force aircraft and provided support for the unsuccessful Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba. MSCs based at Sasebo, Japan, conducted patrols off Vietnam to interdict smuggling of supplies by sea to the Viet Cong in the South.

One, USS Vireo, participated in the destruction of an enemy gun runner. Much smaller minesweeping boats (MSBs) kept the Long Tau River, which passed through the dangerous 'Forest of Assassins' and connected the South China Sea to Saigon, open to merchant vessels delivering military cargos to allied forces. Facing daily the possibility of death by Viet Cong mine or riverbank ambush, the thirteen boats of Mine Squadron Eleven Detachment Alfa comprised the first Navy unit to be awarded a Presidential Unit Citation for heroism by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Possessing too few minecraft to support its riverine combat operations, the US Navy also pressed existing landing craft and newly built assault support patrol boats and minesweeping drones into these duties.

The unheralded MSBs and steel-hulled minecraft collectively garnered four Presidential Unit Citations, three Meritorious Unit Commendations, and three Navy Unit Commendations. Significant numbers of the small enlisted crews that took the craft in harm's way received the Navy Cross, Silver Star and Bronze Star Medals for acts of heroism performed under fire. Photographs, maps, diagrams and tables, appendices and an index to full-names, places and subjects add to the value of this work. 1 vol, 372 pgs 2011 US, HERITAGE BOOKS
NEW-softcover, available late September 2012 ......$34.00

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1-201630 Camp, Dick ASSAULT FROM THE SKY: U.S Marine Corps Helicopter Operations in Vietnam This work describes U.S. Marine Corps helicopter operations, including their actions and evolution, throughout the Vietnam War. The book is divided into parts spanning the three stages of the Corps' combat deployment: 'Buildup (1962-1966),' 'Heavy Combat (1967-1969),' and 'The Bitter End (1975).' Each part includes chapters devoted to 'telling the story' of Marine helicopters from the individual to the strategic level.

Vietnam has often been called our 'first helicopter war,' and indeed the US Marine Corps, as well as Army, had to feel its way forward during the initial combats. But by 1967 the combat was raging across South Vietnam, with confrontational battles against the NVA, on a scale comparable to the great campaigns of WWII. In 1968, when the Communists launched their mammoth counteroffensive, the Marines were forced to fight on all sides, with the helicopter giving them the additional dimension that proved decisive in repelling the enemy.

The author, a Vietnam veteran, uses his experiences as a company commander to bring the story to life by weaving personal accounts, after-action reports and official documents into a remarkably readable narrative of service and sacrifice by Marine pilots and crewmen. The entire story of the war is here depicted through the prism of Marine helicopter operations, from the first deployments to support the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) against the Viet Cong through the rapid United States buildup to stop the North Vietnamese Army, until the final withdrawal from our Embassy. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2012
NEW-dj, available late April 2013 ......$33.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-213380 Daly, Dan WHITE WATER RED HOT LEAD: On Board U.S. Navy Swift Boats in Vietnam During the Vietnam war 3500 officers and men served in the Swift Boat program in a fleet of 130 boats with no armor plating. The boats patrolled the coast and rivers of South Vietnam, with the average age of the crew being twenty-four. Their days consisted of deadly combat, intense lightning firefights, storms and many hidden dangers.

The six-man crew of PCF 76 were volunteers from all over the United States, eager to serve their country in a unique type of duty not seen since the PT boats of WWII. This inexperienced and disparate group of men would meld into a combat team -- a team that formed an unbreakable, lifelong bond. 1 vol, 360 pgs 2017 US, CASEMATE
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1-223740 Emerson, Stephen North Vietnam's 1972 Easter Offensive - Hanoi's Gamble By the end of 1971, in what Hanoi called the American War and at the height of the Cold War, the fighting had dragged on for eight years with neither side gaining a decisive advantage on the battlefield and talks in Paris to the end the war were going nowhere. While the United States was steadily drawing down its ground forces in South Vietnam, Washington was also engaging in a grand effort to build up and strengthen Saigon's armed forces to the point of self-sufficiency. Not only had the ranks of Saigon's forces swelled in recent years, but they were now being equipped and trained to use the latest American military equipment. Perhaps now was the time for Hanoi to take one last gamble before it was too late. 75 b/w & 20 color illustrations.

With the rumble of men and mechanized equipment breaking the early morning silence, some 40,000 North Vietnamese troops advanced across the demilitarized zone into South Vietnam on March 30, 1972 in what would become the largest conventional attack of the war. Ill-prepared and poorly led, South Vietnamese troops in the far north were quickly routed in the face of the ensuing onslaught. Likewise, coordinated attacks across the Cambodian border northwest of Saigon and into the central highlands in the coming weeks gained steam and in due course as many as 200,000 men along with T-54/55 main battle tanks, 130mm towed artillery, ZSU-57 self-propelled ant-aircraft guns, and hundreds of trucks and armored personnel carriers were engaged across three battlefronts. Soon Saigon's beleaguered forces were being pushed to the brink of defeat in what appeared to be the end for the Thieu government. Ultimately, however, the timely and massive intervention by U.S. and South Vietnamese air power, along with the bravery of some South Vietnamese commanders and their American advisers saved the day. Hanoi's gamble had failed and in its wake lay up to 100,000 dead and South Vietnamese roads littered with the smoldering wrecks of North Vietnamese military equipment. Moreover, it would be another three years before the North had recovered enough to try again.
1 vol, 128 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-223520 Falcon, John D The Freedom Shield - The 191st Assault Helicopter Company in Vietnam The Freedom Shield brings together stories of veterans of the 191st Assault Helicopter Company, tasked with carrying troops into battle, attacking enemy positions and evacuating the wounded in their UH-1 Iroquois 'Huey' helicopters. The unit was assembled from a hodgepodge selection of hand-me-down aircraft, used equipment and overlooked personnel-its appearance belied the invaluable work the crews of the 191st would undertake during the Vietnam War. This narrative of the Company, told through collected stories of veterans, defines a breed of soldier newly minted in Vietnam: the combat assault-helicopter crewman.

The 191st pilots, crews, and support personnel vividly share the details of what it was like to be at war, forced to rely on your fellow crewmembers for your own survival. Their accounts of helicopter combat at the height of the Vietnam conflict accurately recreate the sights and sounds of the battlefields, the fear and horror of watching close friends torn to pieces, their feelings on returning to base. Their message is infinitely clear: 'The price of freedom is painful.' 1 vol, 384 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
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1-44720 Garland, Ltc Albert N. editor DISTANT CHALLENGE, A:US Infantryman in NAM 1967-72 (159) photos, (14) maps uses first hand accounts to tell the story. 1 vol, 372 pgs 1983 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-88810 Gilbert, Oscar MARINE CORPS TANK BATTLES IN VIETNAM The author presents the combat history of the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tank Battalions form 1965 to the end. Sixteen pages of b/w photos, maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2008 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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1-223860 Green, Michael UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS IN VIETNAM , 1942-1943 With the American-supported South Vietnamese government verging on collapse in early 1965, American President Lyndon Johnson decided to commit American conventional ground forces in the form of a United States Marine Corps (USMC) brigade of approximately 3,000 men on March 8, 1965. 250 color & black and white illustrations

So began a massive and costly 10-year commitment. At its height in 1968, the USMC had 86,000 men in South Vietnam. Almost 500,000 Marines would eventually rotate in out of South Vietnam during their typical one-year tours of duty. In the end, the fighting during such well-known battles at Con Tien, Chu Lai, Hue, Khe Sanh and Dong Ha and thousands of now forgotten smaller-scale engagements would cost the USMC 13,070 killed in action and 88,630 wounded, more casualties than they suffered during the Second World War. In this book, well-known military historian Michael Green using hundreds of dramatic images tells the dramatic and gallant story of the Marines' contribution to an unwinnable war; the battles, their equipment, from rifles to helicopters and jets, and the strategy adopted by the Corps.
1 vol, 160 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-203770 Guardia, Mike HAL MOORE: A Soldier Once and Always Hal Moore, one of the most admired American combat leaders of the last 50 years, has until now been best known to the public for being portrayed by Mel Gibson in the movie We Were Soldiers. In this first-ever, fully-illustrated biography, we finally learn the full story of one of America's true military heroes.

A 1945 graduate of West Point, Moore's first combats occurred during the Korean War, where he fought in the battles of Old Baldy, T-Bone, and Pork Chop Hill. At the beginning of the Vietnam War, Moore commanded the 1st Battalion of the 7th Cavalry in the first full-fledged battle between U.S. and North Vietnamese regulars.

Drastically outnumbered and nearly overrun, Moore led from the front, and though losing 79 soldiers, accounted for 1,200 of the enemy before the Communists withdrew. This Battle of Ia Drang pioneered the use of air mobile infantry, delivering troops into battle via helicopter which became the staple of US operations for the remainder of the war. 1 vol, 323 pgs 2013 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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1-968003 Hallion, Richard 003 ROLLING THUNDER 1965-68: Johnson's Air War Over Vietnam New Air Campaign Series.

Operation Rolling Thunder was the campaign that was meant to keep South Vietnam secure, and dissuade the North from arming and supplying the Viet Cong. It pitted the world's strongest air forces against the MiGs and missiles of a small Soviet client state. But the US airmen who flew Rolling Thunder missions were crippled by a badly thought-out strategy, rampant political interference in operational matters, and aircraft optimized for Cold War nuclear strikes rather than conventional warfare. Ironically, Rolling Thunder was one of the most influential episodes of the Cold War - its failure spurring the 1970s US renaissance in professionalism, fighter design, and combat pilot training. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-86280 Hammel, Eric MARINES IN HUE CITY:Portrait of Urban Combat 1968 The Tet Offensive in 1968 that spilled over into Hue City was a month of grueling house-to-house fighting; 100's of b/w & color photos, index. 1 vol, 168 pgs 2007 US, ZENITH BOOKS
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1-219910 Hapnoski, William C AUTOPSY OF AN UNWINNABLE WAR: VIETNAM Hapnoski contends the Vietnam War was lost before the first American shot was fired. In fact, it was lost before the first French Expeditionary Corps shot, almost two decades earlier, and was finally lost when the South Vietnamese fought partly, then entirely, on their own.

Written by a combatant in six large battles and many smaller firefights, plus a full range of pacification duties, the book examines the futility of the 30-year war in Vietnam. This covers those who lived and revealed by the people inside Vietnam who were directly involved in the war: from leaders in high positions, down to the jungle boots and sandals level of the fighters, and among the Vietnamese people who were living the war. Because of what was happening inside Vietnam itself, no matter what policies and directives came out of Paris or Washington, or the influences in Moscow or Beijing, it is about a Vietnamese idea which would eventually triumph over bullets. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2019 US, CASEMATE
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1-972013 Higgins, David R 013 US MARINE vs NVA SOLDIER: Vietnam 1967-68 In 1967-68, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) was on the front line of the defense of South Vietnam's Quang Tri province, which was at the very heart of the Vietnam conflict. Facing them were the soldiers of the North Vietnamese Army (NVA), men whose organization and equipment made them a very different opponent from the famous, irregular Viet Cong forces. From the 'Hill Battles' in April 1967 to the struggle for the city of Hue (January-March 1968) this bloody campaign forced the two sides into a grueling trial of strength.

The USMC held a general technological and logistical advantage -- including close air support and airborne transport, technology, and supplies -- but could not always utilize these resources effectively in mountainous, jungle, or urban environments better known by their Vietnamese opponents. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-45580 Marshall, S.L.A. BIRD Christmas Day 1966 saw two artillery batteries and a rifle company repulse three NVA battalions from landing zone BIRD, first hand accounts, sketches maps of battle zone, b/w illust, index. 1 vol, 206 pgs 1983 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-45590 Marshall, S.L.A. WEST TO CAMBODIA The story of three different operations to stop the flow of men/material down the Ho Chi Minh trail, b/w illust/drawings, glossary, index. 1 vol, 253 pgs 1984 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-222641 Miller, Sergio IN GOOD FAITH: A History of the Vietnam War Volume 1 -- 1945-65 First of a two-volume history of America's involvement in Indochina from the end of World War II to the Fall of Saigon in 1975. Starts with the Japanese surrender in 1945 through America's involvement in the French Indochina War and the initial advisory missions that followed. Using recently declassified National Security Agency top secret material to describe how these missions gradually grew in both scope and scale, and how America became ever more committed to the region. 1 vol, 416 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-222641 Miller, Sergio IN GOOD FAITH: A History of the Vietnam War Volume 1 -- 1945-65 First of a two-volume history of America's involvement in Indochina from the end of World War II to the Fall of Saigon in 1975. Starts with the Japanese surrender in 1945 through America's involvement in the French Indochina War and the initial advisory missions that followed. Using recently declassified National Security Agency top secret material to describe how these missions gradually grew in both scope and scale, and how America became ever more committed to the region. 1 vol, 416 pgs 2021 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-222642 Miller, Sergio NO WIDER WAR: A History of the Vietnam War Volume 2 -- 1965-75 Second volume of a two-part exploration of America's involvement in Indochina from the end of World War II to the Fall of Saigon. This traces American involvement in the Vietnam War from the first Marines landing at Da Nang in 1965, through the traumatic Tet Offensive of 1968, the gradual Vietnamisation of the war, the withdrawal of American forces, and the final loss of the South in 1975. 1 vol, 416 pgs 2021 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-225380 Nash, N. S. Logistics in the Vietnam Wars, 1945-1975 Reveals that basic traditional techniques proved superior to expensive state of the art systems.

During the Indochina or 'French' war, France's initial use of wheeled transport and finally air supply proved vulnerable given the terrain, climate, and Communist adaptability. The colonial power gave up the unequal struggle after the catastrophic defeat at Dien Bien Phu.

To stem the advance of Communism throughout the region, the Americans stepped in to support the pro-Western South Vietnam regime and threw vast quantities of manpower and money at the problem. The cost became increasingly unpopular at home. General Giap's and Ho Chi Minh's ruthless use of coolies, most famously on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, proved resistant to carpet-bombing and Agent Orange defoliation.

The outcome of the final war between the Communist North Vietnam and the corrupt Southern leadership, now with minimal US support, was almost a forgone conclusion. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-83710 Nolan, Keith HOUSE TO HOUSE:Saigon, May 1968 'Playing the enemy's Game', the attack on Saigon just before the Paris Peace Talks was repulsed by four battalions of the 9th Infantry Division, it was bloody week long fight; illust/photos, biblio. 1 vol, 368 pgs 2006 US, ZENITH PRESS
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1-203280 O'Rourke, Kevin and Peters, Joe TAKING FIRE: Saving Captain Aikman: A Story of the Vietnam Air War American military special operations forces-Rangers, SEALs, and others-have become a well-recognized and highly respected part of our popular culture. But whom do these elite warriors look to in their times of greatest need: when wounded on the battlefield, cut off deep behind enemy lines, or adrift in the expanse of the world's oceans? They look skyward, hoping to catch a glimpse of their own personal guardian angel: a US Air Force pararescue jumper (PJ) who lives, and sometimes dies, by the motto that others may live.

Taking Fire provides an up-close look into the heroism and mystique of this little known segment of the Air Force Special Tactics community by focusing on one of the most dramatic rescues of the Vietnam War. It was June 1972 and Capt. Lynn Aikman is returning from a bombing mission over North Vietnam when his F-4 Phantom was jumped by an enemy MiG and shot down. He and his backseater Tom Hanton ejected from their crippled aircraft, but Hanton landed near a village and was quickly captured by local militia. Badly injured during the ejection, Aikman landed some distance from the village, and there was a chance that he can be recovered if American rescuers could reach him before the enemy did.

Now on the ground and drifting in and out of consciousness, Captain Aikman looks up and suddenly sees his guardian angel in the form of USAF Pararescue Jumper Chuck McGrath. As Sergeant McGrath is preparing to hook the downed pilot to a hoist line, he sees it fall to the ground. Hostile fire on the hovering Jolly Green Giant rescue helicopter has damaged the hoist mechanism causing the operator to cut the line. While circling A-1 Skyraiders strafe the militia to keep them away from Aikman and McGrath, the helicopter crew races to come up with a plan. It's getting dark, and they'll only have one chance.

Taking Fire is an exciting, highly dramatic story of life and death over North Vietnam. Much more than a chronicle the events of 27 June 1972, the book gives the reader an up-close look at the little known world of the US Air Force's elite aerial rescue force.
1 vol, 216 pgs 2013 US, CASEMATE
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1-219420 Peck, Gaillard SHERMAN LEAD: Flying the F-4D Phantom II in Vietnam Written by a pilot who flew near-daily combat missions, this engrossing book is his story of flying the F-4 Phantom II during the Vietnam War. Operating out of Ubon Royal Thai Air Base, Thailand in 1968-69, Gaillard Peck and his squadronmates in the 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing were tasked with flying combat missions into North Vietnam and Laos as part of Operations Rolling Thunder and Steel Tiger.

The F-4 was heavily involved in the air-to-ground mission at this time, with targets being well defended by enemy anti-aircraft artillery and surface-to-air missiles. Gaillard Peck's arrival in-theater coincided with the beginning of electro-optical and laser guided 'smart' bomb combat operations. There were periods of fierce combat interspersed with lulls, and the fighting was intense and unforgettable to those who participated. Some men lived through it, and others died without a clear understanding of why. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-213060 Poole, Eric COMPANY OF HEROES: A Forgotten Medal of Honor and Bravo Company's War in Vietnam Now published in paperback, this tells the remarkable account of a Medal of Honor recipient Leslie Sabo Jr., whose brave actions were forgotten for over three decades. Sabo and other replacement soldiers in Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry (Currahees), 101st Airborne Division, were involved in intense, bloody engagements such as the battle for Hill 474 and the Mother's Day Ambush. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-69990 Pribbenow, Merle translator VICTORY IN VIETNAM:People's Army Official History Contains much detail never before available on the history of the War 1954-1975, produced by the Military Institute of Vietnam, biblio, index. 1 vol, 512 pgs 2002 LAWRENCE, UNIV OF KANSAS
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1-196070 Ross, Hamish FROM SAS TO BLOOD DIAMOND WARS Even by SAS standards this is the story of an outstanding warrior.

On the point of being demobilized from the SAS, Fred Marafono was recruited by David Stirling for his private security company. After Stirling's death, Fred found himself in the midst of Sierra Leone's Blood Diamond wars, and formed an unbreakable bonding with the country's champion of democracy, Chief Hinga Norman, whose leadership and tragic death are integral to the story.

Fred was recruited by Simon Mann for the finest of all private military companies in Africa, Executive Outcomes. Fewer than two hundred of them defeated the rebels in their strongholds. Through political weakness, Executive Outcomes were made to leave the country, and chaos ensued. Committed men like Hinga Norman and British High Commissioner Peter Penfold saw that in the absence of military commitment from the west, only high caliber mercenaries would win the fight to restore democracy: three of them kept a vital air bridge open. 'What God abandoned, these defended'. Fred's final action was supporting the SAS in their brilliant hostage release, 'Operation Barras.' 1 vol, 256 pgs 2011 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-226900 Sherwood, LTC Ee COURAGE UNDER FIRE: The 101st Airborne's Hidden Battle at Tam Ky Fighting at Tam Ky by the 1st Brigade of the 101st Airborne began 15 May 1969 while the 101st's 3rd Brigade battled on Hamburger Hill. The political consequences of Hamburger Hill's high casualties caused Lamar Plain and its high casualties to remain classified and undisclosed. Uses declassified records and eyewitness accounts to follow 'Never Quit' Delta Company and its sister companies through 28 days of continuous combat at Tam Ky. 1 vol, 360 pgs 2021 US, CASEMATE
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1-216350 Smith, Harry LONG TAN: The Start of a Life Long Battle On the afternoon of 18 August 1966, just five kilometres from the main Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat, a group of Viet Cong soldiers walked into the right flank of Delta Company, 6 RAR. Under a blanket of mist and heavy monsoon rain, amid the mud and shattered rubber trees, a dispersed Company of 108 men held its ground with courage and grim determination against a three-sided attack from a force of 2,500 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army troops.

When the battle subsided, 18 Australian soldiers lay dead and 24 had been wounded. Battlefield clearance revealed 245 enemy bodies with captured documents later confirming the count at over 500 enemy killed and 800 wounded. Highly Illustrated with b/w maps and images.

These men were led by a gruff and gusty perfectionist, Major Harry Smith. Now, some 50 years after the battle, Harry tells his story. Long Tan is more than just an account of a historic battle. Harry Smith takes his readers on an extraordinary journey - one that ultimately reveals a remarkable cover-up at the highest military and political echelons. Long Tan portrays his many personal battles, from failed marriages to commando-style killing; from a horrific parachute accident through to his modern-day struggles with bureaucracy for recognition for his soldiers. 1 vol, 364 pgs 2018 AUSTRALIA, BIG SKY PUBLISHING
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1-228110 Snedeker, Don BLACKHORSE TALES: Stories of 11th Armored Cavalry Troopers at War The stories - and those of their families - of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Blackhorse Regiment) represent the Vietnam generation in graphic, sometimes humorous, often heart-wrenching detail. Collected by the author through hundreds of in-person, telephone, and electronic interviews over a period of 25-plus years, these war stories provide context for the companion volume, The Blackhorse in Vietnam. Over the course of the 11th Cavalry's five-and-a-half years in combat in South Vietnam and Cambodia starting in 1966, over 25,000 young men served in the Regiment.

These combat vignettes begin on 2 December 1966, when a small column of 1st Squadron vehicles and troopers was ambushed on Highway 1 and emerged victorious despite being outnumbered. They go on to describe the one-of-a-kind crossing of the Dong Nai River on 25 April 1968, as the Blackhorse Regiment rode to the rescue during Mini-Tet 1968, and the 2nd Squadron's fight to clear the Boi Loi Woods in late April 1971. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2021 US, CASEMATE
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1-223250 Snedeker, Donald The Blackhorse in Vietnam - The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam and Cambodia, 1966-1972 When the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment came ashore at Vung Tau, South Vietnam, in September 1966, it faced a number of challenges. The enemy-Viet Cong (VC) and North Vietnamese Army (NVA)-was, of course, the most critical challenge. But the terrain and weather were also factors that could adversely affect the employment of both armored vehicles and helicopters alike. The dearth of doctrine and tactics for the employment of armored cavalry in a counterinsurgency was equally challenging-especially during the pre-deployment training and initial combat operations.

But just as importantly, there was an institutional bias within the Army that an insurgency was an infantryman's war. Despite the thick jungle and monsoonal rains, despite the lack of doctrinal guidance, Blackhorse leaders found a way to overcome the obstacles and accomplish the mission. Within a year of their arrival in Vietnam, Blackhorse troopers overcame ambushes that featured volleys of anti-tank weapons, multitudes of mines, and coordinated assaults by reinforced enemy regiments against troop-sized positions. They defeated an entire enemy division twice their size. Most importantly, the 11th Cavalry successfully demonstrated the ability to operate on and off the roads, in the jungle, and during both the wet and dry seasons. By the spring of 1967, Army leaders were beginning to realize the value of armored forces in Vietnam. With the Blackhorse Regiment leading the way, armor was considered an essential part of the combat team.

This is a history of the Blackhorse Regiment in the Vietnam War, and the stories of some of the 20,000 young Americans who served in its ranks during the war. 40 photos and maps
1 vol, 336 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
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1-COM1069 Starkweather, Adam VIETNAM: Rumor of War -- Wargame In 1965, the United States decided to intervene in the ongoing conflict in Vietnam. From the battlefield to the home front, the United States faced one of the greatest challenges in its history. Blending the Operational Scale System as seen in Korea: Fire and Ice with two older games (Road to the Rhine and A Victory Denied), OSS: Vietnam will show the conflict in a playable yet historical manner.

Players have the ability to move all their units once. However, they may choose to move those units in any of several impulses, if they can afford the supply cost to do so. The opposing player will have to maintain adequate reserves to counter this variable impulse movement.

The Operational Scale System (OSS) is meant to be a fast, accessible way of playing, and finishing, larger games. Finally playing a large monster game will no longer require hundreds of hours - now, you can easily complete a game of this size in a weekend. Players will activate HQs, fight off insurgents, bomb and disrupt the infrastructure of their opponents with the unique means available to each side. Whether by bombing raids or insurgents, how your side maintains the ability to wage war will be the key to victory. All the while, players must watch how their actions influence events far from the battlefield.

There are scenarios to allow various campaigns that defined this war as well as a campaign game.

Product Information:
* Complexity: 6 out of 10
* Solitaire Suitability: 8 out of 10
* Time Scale: 1 season per turn
* Map Scale: 8 miles per hex
* Unit Scale: Divisional/Regimental (with Viet Cong Battalions)
* Players: 1-2
* Playing Time: 2 - 35 hours

* Three maps at 22x34-inches (overall map footprint is 66x40 inches)
* Three Countersheets of 9/16-inch counters
* Five Player Aid Cards, Displays and Charts
* One rulebook
* One scenario book
* Two 6-sided and two 10-sided dice 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 US, COMPASS GAMES
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1-COM1076 Starkweather, Adam HEARTS AND MINDS: 1965 to 1975 -- Wargame This Third Edition is an uncomplicated approach to a very complicated conflict. Eight scenarios introduce players to US involvement in Southeast Asia including a scenario after the US withdrew from Vietnam, a full campaign scenario as well as high solitaire capability. Players appreciate the ability to start in any year of the war they wish and fight to the end of any other year of the war. The game provides a comprehensive historical approach using mechanics that include guerrilla warfare, faction differentiation, political turmoil, and veteran advantages. This design has already been used as a successful teaching tool.

This is a card-driven, area-based design with low counter density and a much simplified combat system. Each scenario represents a year and players have the flexibility of starting in any year of the war and ending in any later year of the war. Players choose either the Allies (US, ARVN, Cambodian and Laotian) or Communist (NVA, VC, Cambodian and Laotian) Players engage in guerrilla warfare - VC units remain hidden until engaged. VC units may be simple units or reinforced units or simply false information. When determined to be false information, players roll on the Bush Events Table which involve events from discovering Chinese troops to the arrival of USO shows featuring John Wayne and Bob Hope.

This edition involves the use of three card decks, A red deck (communist), a blue deck (Allied) and a black deck (interchangeable). Prior to every game, half of the black deck is shuffled into each of the red and blue decks ensuring a different game every time. Cards indicate the amount of RPs (Resource Points) that may be spent or banked, a historic situation, and its game effects. Certain cards are year specific. Within each Red and Blue Deck are a number of Campaign cards that may be chosen by each player allowing increased abilities but only in a predetermined area.

Product Information
* Complexity: Low to Medium (4 out of 10)
* Solitaire suitability: Medium to high (7 out of 10)
* Time Scale: Each scenario represents one year. The campaign game covers 8-10 years.
* Map Scale: The Map is divided into provincial areas, indicating major cities and US major bases
* Unit Scale: Units are abstract and represent US, ARVN, NVA, VC, Cambodian and Laotian
* Players: Two Player game (Solitaire friendly)
* Playing Time: 45 minutes or less per scenario

* 24-page rule/scenario book
* Solitaire Player Aid
* Three Counter sheets (3/4-inch Counters)
* 22x33-inch Mounted Map
* 80 Standard Playing Cards (27 Red/27 Blue/ 28 black)
* Two 6-sided dice (1 Red/1 Blue) 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 US, COMPASS GAMES
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1-223650 Strachan-Morris, David Spreading Ink Blots from Da Nang to the DMZ - The Origins and Implementation of US Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Strategy in Vietnam, March 1965 to November 1968 During the United States' involvement in the war in Vietnam, the decision by the US Marine Corps to emphasize counterinsurgency operations in coastal areas was the cause of considerable friction between the Marines and the army commanders in Vietnam, who wanted the corps to conduct more conventional operations. This book will examine the background to the Marines' decision and place it in the context of Marine Corps doctrine, infrastructure and logistical capability. For the first time, this book brings together the Marine Corps' background in counterinsurgency and the state of contemporary counterinsurgency theory in the 1960s - combining this with the strategic outlook, role, organization and logistic capability of the Marine Corps to provide a complete view of its counterinsurgency operations. 2 b/w maps, 6 tables, 2 figures

This book will argue that the US Marine Corps successfully used counterinsurgency as a means to achieve their primary aim in Vietnam - the defense of three major bases in the coastal area in the north of the Republic of Vietnam - and that the corps' decision to emphasize a counterinsurgency approach was driven as much by its background and infrastructure as it was by the view that Vietnam was a 'war for the people'.

This book is also an important contribution to the current debate on counterinsurgency, which is now seen by many in the military doctrine arena as a flawed or invalid concept following the perceived failures in Iraq and Afghanistan - largely because it has been conflated with nation-building or democratization. Recent works on British counterinsurgency have also punctured the myth of counterinsurgency as being a milder form of warfare - with the main effort being the well-being of the population - whereas in fact there is still a great deal of violence involved. This book will bring the debate 'back to basics' by providing an historical example of counterinsurgency in its true form: a means of dealing with terrorist or guerrilla warfare at an operational level to achieve a specific aim in a specific area within a specific period of time.
1 vol, 158 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-222820 Thayer, Jim TANGO 1-1: 9th Infantry Division LRPs in the Vietnam Delta Soldiers on Long Range Patrols were all volunteers aged from 18 to 30. They operated in precision movements, like walking through a jungle quietly and being able to tell whether a man or an animal is moving through the brush without seeing the cause of movement. They could sit in an ambush for hours without moving a muscle except to ease the safety off the automatic weapon in their hand at the first sign of trouble. They were kind in some ways, deadly in others. They were men who believed in their country, freedom, and fellow men. They were a new kind of soldier in a new type of warfare. These men were good because they had to be to survive. 1 vol, 168 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-208000 Tucker-Jones, Anthony THE VIETNAM WAR: The Tet Offensive 1968 On 30 January 1968 the North Vietnamese communists launched a coordinated surprise attack - the Tet Offensive - across South Vietnam against the South Vietnamese and American armies. Superior firepower eventually crushed the offensive, but it proved to be a major psychological victory for the communists - a turning point in the Vietnam War.

Anthony Tucker-Jones, in this photographic history of Tet - and of American involvement in the struggle against the forces of the Viet Cong and the regular North Vietnamese army - uses over 180 contemporary images, color and black and white, to show all sides of the conflict and to reassess a defining moment in the protracted and bitter campaign against communism in South-East Asia.

The images record in vivid detail the conditions and the nature of the fighting, in particular the battles for Hue, Khe Sanh, and Saigon, and the equipment and the weaponry that was used. They show the impact of the fighting on the civilian population in the countryside and cities as they became battlegrounds. They also illustrate why the US public was so shocked by the capability of the communists to launch such an all-encompassing assault that many lost faith in America's commitment to the South. Includes 200 color and b/w photos. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-938008 Various STRATEGY & TACTICS QUARTERLY # 8: Tet Offensive Tet Offensive: Appearances can be deceiving. In 1968, the leadership of North Vietnam was convinced victory in the decades-old war for control of the nations of Indochina. A massive country-wide offensive exploded during the lunar new year. Viet Cong guerrillas supported by regular units of the North Vietnamese army overran towns and cities across the south as the surprised soldiers of the US and the Republic of Vietnam flailed helplessly. They recovered quickly, crushing the offensive behind devastating airpower.

Although the offensive failed, we now look on it as the war's turning point in the communist favor. Magazine includes plentiful maps, diagrams, weapons descriptions, and images of people and events. A map poster is included depicting the whole of the Tet Offensive across South Vietnam and a detailed infographic of the amount of men, equipment, and munitions that took part in it on the reverse. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 CA, DECISION GAMES
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1-216330 Vizcarra, Victor THUD PILOT: A Pilot's Account of Early F-105 Combat in Vietnam Thud Pilot is the personal account of a combat fighter pilot who flew the Air Force's premier fighter-bomber in the most dangerous skies over North Vietnam. In the first five years of the Vietnam War, the F-105 Thunderchief conducted 75% of the Air Force bombing missions over North Vietnam. Color and B&W photographs.

Tells the story of the courageous men who flew the F-105 from its earliest combat deployment in 1964, and on through 1966, the year of its heaviest losses. The author's more significant missions, including his ejection and rescue over North Vietnam are described in detail and are accompanied by map drawings depicting the mission routes from takeoff to refueling orbits, the target, and return.

The book is full of several 'firsts' in the expanding air war over North Vietnam, including 'Operation Spring High,' the first counter Surface-to-Air-Missile (SAM) strike in the history of aerial warfare. The personal perspective from years of combat experience reveals just how the political mismanagement and inane Rules of Engagement made them as much the hunted as they were the hunters. Thud Pilot goes beyond the battle air space and shares the emotional impact on the families left behind. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2018 UK, FONTHILL MEDIA
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1-FPG6001 Walker, Mark SOLITAIRE EXPANSION FOR '65: Squad Level Gaming in the Jungles of Vietnam '65 Base Game required to play. Solitaire expansion for '65. Based on the solitaire version of Night of Man. Includes: 24-page rules and scenario booklet; One sheet of counters representing terrain, units, and mechanisms of the solitaire game; and Deck of 27 solitaire cards. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2017 US, FLYING PIG GAMES
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1-201370 Wiest, Andrew VIETNAM: A View from the Front Lines Based on rich collections housed at the National Archive, the Center of Military History, and at the Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech, this traces the American experience of Vietnam from the war's popular inception to its morale-crushing and bitter conclusion.

Being careful to demonstrate that the Vietnam War was actually several different wars both in time and in space, it provides a grunt's-eye view of the conflict -- from the steaming rice paddies and swamps of the Mekong Delta, to the triple-canopy rainforest of the Central Highlands, to the forlorn Marine bases that dotted the DMZ.

The stories will detail everything from heroism to fragging, from helicopters hitting the LZs to rampant drug use. It will be a true and grippingly accurate portrait of the American war in Vietnam through the eyes of the men and women who fought there. 1 vol, 212 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-218160 Wiest, Andrew CHARLIE COMPANY'S JOURNEY HOME: The Forgotten Impact on the Wives of Vietnam Veterans The human experience of the Vietnam War is almost impossible to grasp - the camaraderie, the fear, the smell, the pain. Men were transformed into soldiers, and then into warriors.
These warriors had wives who loved them and shared in their transformations. Some marriages were strengthened, while for others there was all too often a dark side, leaving men and their families emotionally and spiritually battered for years to come.

Focusing in on just one company's experience of war and its eventual homecoming, Andrew Wiest shines a light on the shared experience of combat and both the darkness and resiliency of war's aftermath. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-980025 Wiest, Andrew ROLLING THUNDER IN A GENTLE LAND:Vietnam Revisted 1 vol, 256 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISH'NG
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1-218250 Wiknik, Arthur NAM SENSE: Surviving Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division Arthur Wiknik, Jr. served in Vietnam with Company A 2/506th of the 101st Airborne Division as an infantry squad leader from April 1969 to March 1970. Offers a blend of candor, sarcasm, and humor - and it spares nothing and no one in its attempt to accurately convey what really transpired for the combat soldier during this unpopular war.

Nam-Sense is not about heroism or glory, mental breakdowns, haunting flashbacks, or wallowing in self-pity. The GIs Wiknik lived and fought with during his year-long tour did not rape, murder, or burn villages, were not strung out on drugs, and did not enjoy killing. They were there to do their duty as they were trained, support their comrades, and get home alive. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2018 US, CASEMATE
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1-211160 Yarboriugh, Thpmas A SHAU VALOR: American Combat Operations in the Valley of Death, 1963-1971 Throughout the Vietnam War, one focal point persisted where the Viet Cong guerrillas and ARVN were not a major factor, but where the trained professionals of the North Vietnamese and US armies repeatedly fought head-to-head. This studies nine years of American combat operations encompassing the crucial frontier valley and a 15-mile radius around it -- the most deadly killing ground of the entire Vietnam War.

Beginning in 1963 Special Forces A-teams established camps along the valley floor, followed by a number of top-secret Project Delta reconnaissance missions through 1967. Then, US Army and Marine Corps maneuver battalions engaged in a series of sometimes controversial thrusts into the A Shau designed to disrupt NVA infiltrations and to kill enemy soldiers, part of what came to be known as Westmoreland's 'war of attrition.'

The various campaigns included Operation Pirous in 1967, 1968's Operations Delaware and Somerset Plain, 1969's Operations Dewey Canyon, Massachusetts Striker, and Apache Snow -- which included the infamous battle for Hamburger Hill -- culminating with Operation Texas Star and the vicious fight for and humiliating evacuation of Fire Support Base Ripcord in the summer of 1970, the last major US battle of the war.

By 1971 the fighting had once again shifted to the realm of small Special Forces reconnaissance teams assigned to the ultra-secret Studies and Observations Group-SOG. Other works have focused on individual battles or units, but A Shau Valor is the first to study the nine-year campaign -- for all its courage and sacrifice -- chronologically and within the context of other historical, political, and cultural events. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2016 US, CASEMATE
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