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THE BATTLE OF HUE 1968

FIGHT FOR THE IMPERIAL CITY

Autore: James H Willbanks

Codice: 228LG015371

€ 21,00

Nota serie curata dallo storico David Chandler. Ogni volume, attraverso 70 foto in bianco e nero, 10 tavole a colori e 3 mappe, fornisce dettagliati resoconti delle varie campagne esaminate. Di notevole interesse per gli appassionati di storia e giocatori di wargame. Ogni volume termina con una breve guida al campo di battaglia oggi.

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In late January 1968, some 84,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops launched a country-wide general offensive in South Vietnam, mounting simultaneous assaults on 36 of 44 provincial capitals, and five of the six autonomous cities (including the capital city of Saigon). The longest and bloodiest battle occurred in Hue, the most venerated place in Vietnam. The bitter fighting that raged there for more than three weeks drew the attention of the world.

Hue was the ancient capital of Vietnam, and as such, had been previously avoided by both sides; it had not seen any serious fighting prior to 1968. All that changed on the night of January 31 that year when four North Vietnamese battalions and supporting Viet Cong units simultaneously attacked and occupied both parts of the city straddling the Perfume River. The Communist forces dug in and prepared to defend their hold on the city. US Marines and South Vietnamese soldiers were ordered to clear the city, supported by US Army artillery and troops. A brutal urban battle ensued as combat raged from house to house and door to door. It was a bloody fight and resulted in large-scale destruction of Hue. Eventually, the Marines and the South Vietnamese forces retook Hue, but it turned out to be one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the Tet Offensive, and led to a sea change in US policy in Vietnam.

CONTENTS

ORIGINS OF THE CAMPAIGN

- The Tet Offensive

- Hue City

CHRONOLOGY

OPPOSING PLANS

- North Vietnamese

- Allied

OPPOSING COMMANDERS

- Allied

- North Vietnamese

OPPOSING FORCES

- Allied

- The NVA and VC

- Orders of battle, Hue City, January 31-March 2, 1968

THE BATTLE OF HUE

- Prelude to the battle

- The initial attack

- The Marines respond

- Fighting south of the Perfume River continues

- The fight for the Citadel

- The final push

AFTERMATH

THE BATTLEFIELD TODAY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

 

 

Lingua

INGLESE

Illustrazioni

Riccamente illustrato a colori e in bianco e nero

Pagine

96

Misure

18,5 x 25

ISBN
9781472844712

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