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UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS IN VIETNAM - IMAGES OF WAR

Rare photographs from wartime archives

Autore: Michael Green

Codice: 220215

€ 20,00

Le operazioni, gli equipaggiamenti (dai fucili agli elicotteri e aerei) e le strategie dell’USMC durante la guerra nel Vietnam. 250 foto in bianco e nero.

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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. 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.

Lingua

INGLESE

Illustrazioni

250 foto

Pagine

208

Misure

18,5 X 25

ISBN
9781526751232

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