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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
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : Very Good+ Hard Cover
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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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Nearly 100 American veterans recall the grueling 77-day siege of Khe Sanh, an ordeal that epitomizes virtually every aspect of the Vietnam War. Surrounded by two divisions of North Vietnamese soldiers and resupplied entirely by air, hungry and thirsty U.S. Marines engaged in some of the most savage hand-to-hand combat of the entire war. The vividly detailed recollections of key participants place readers at the heart of the action, as mortars fall continuously and Marines struggle to cut down the enemy. A gripping narrative that illustrates the harrowing nature of a battle in which superior American fire and air power proved decisive, but at a terrible cost.

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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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