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Khe Sanh: Siege in the Clouds An Oral History

Hammel, Eric M.

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ISBN 10: 0517572680 / ISBN 13: 9780517572689
Edité par Crown Publishers, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1989
Etat : Very Good+ Couverture rigide
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508 pages/illus/maps. A comprehensive oral history of the United States Marines grueling seventy seven day siege of Kae Sanh in the Vietnam War. Illustrated with photographs, a notes section, and bibliography. Clean. N° de réf. du libraire 003565

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Titre : Khe Sanh: Siege in the Clouds An Oral ...

Éditeur : Crown Publishers, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Date d'édition : 1989

Reliure : Hard Cover

Etat du livre :Very Good+

Etat de la jaquette : Very Good

Edition : 1st Printing

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From critically acclaimed military historian Eric Hammel comes a vivid oral history account of the Tet 1968 siege of the Khe Sanh Combat Base. The words of American fighting men caught up in the grueling seventy-seven-day ordeal create a harrowing portrait of tragedy and triumph. "Khe Sanh: Siege in the Clouds is a ground-breaking step forward in the oral history genre. This gripping-and moving-narrative flows smoothly from the masterfully woven threads provided by nearly a hundred american fighting men who gallantly endured the wrenching all-out struggle to hold the combat base and its vulnerable outlying positions.

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Early in 1968, the North Vietnamese began an artillery barrage that continued for several weeks of Khe Sanh Combat Base in the northwest corner of South Vietnam. Observers speculated that the siege might turn into "another Dienbienphu," but the defenders pulled out in April after suffering heavy casualties, and only the most hard-headed student of the affair calls it anything but a Communist victory. The story of the thankless siege is told in this vivid oral history by nearly 100 articulate survivors, mostly U.S. Marines, who convey the frustration experienced by men trained for aggressive mobile warfare, forced for the most part to huddle inside a crowded perimeter. The siege of Khe Sanh was a bad scene all around, typified by the ambush/massacre on February 25 of a platoon-size Marine patrol just outside the perimeter and the refusal of higher command to intervene for fear the rescuers would be lost as well. Hammel is a military historian. Photos.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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