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The Magnificent Bastards: The Joint Army-Marine Defense of Dong Ha, 1968

Nolan, Keith William

Edité par Presidio Pr, Novato, California, U.S.A., 1994
ISBN 10: 0891414851 / ISBN 13: 9780891414858
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Titre : The Magnificent Bastards: The Joint ...

Éditeur : Presidio Pr, Novato, California, U.S.A.

Date d'édition : 1994

Reliure : Hard Cover

Etat du livre : As New

Etat de la jaquette : As New

Edition : 1st Edition

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380pp/illus. As part of the post-Tet American counter-offensive, the 3d Marine Division was preparing to attack NVA units staging along the DMZ when, on April 29, the 320th NVA Division was spotted less than four miles from the Marines's Dong Ha Combat Base. Brutal fighting soon developed in nearby Dai Do as the 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, known as the "Magnificent Bastards", struggled to eject NVA forces from this strategic hamlet located just two miles from the division's headquarters and main supply base. Aided by the "Gimlets" of the U.S. Army Americal Division's 3d Battalion, 21st Infantry, who became embroiled in a bitter battle at neighboring Nhi Ha, the "Magnificent Bastards" held their ground in a see-saw contest with the larger NVA force until they were relieved by the 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, on May 3. Clean. N° de réf. du libraire 009545

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Synopsis : "Nolan . . . goes beyond the headlines to tell the story of the men who drove the ememy out of their hiding places. This is combat narrative at its best. Nolan has mastered the soldier's slang and weaves it expertly into the account. . . . A compelling read and a valuable addition to the growing body of Vietnam literature".--Military Review. Photos and maps.

A propos de l'auteur: Keith Nolan is acknowledged as the foremost chronicler of the Vietnam War. He is the author of many Vietnam War combat histories, including Battle for Hue: Tet 1968; The Battle for Saigon: Tet 1968; Death Valley: The Summer Offensive, I Corps, August 1969; Ripcord: Screaming Eagles Under Siege, Vietnam 1970, and House to House: Playing the Enemy?s Game in Saigon, May 1968. Nolan lives near St. Louis, Missouri.

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