Army of the Republic of Vietnam 1955-75

Army of the Republic of Vietnam 1955-75

by Gordon L. Rottman, Ramiro Bujeiro
     
 

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Written by a combat veteran of US Army Special Forces in Vietnam, this is a guide to the army of the war's least-studied major participant - South Vietnam. The ARVN's character and fighting ability was a central factor at every stage of the conflict, and though the army was hampered by many weaknesses of political leadership, command and motivation, some South

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Written by a combat veteran of US Army Special Forces in Vietnam, this is a guide to the army of the war's least-studied major participant - South Vietnam. The ARVN's character and fighting ability was a central factor at every stage of the conflict, and though the army was hampered by many weaknesses of political leadership, command and motivation, some South Vietnamese units earned a genuinely good reputation in battle. This account of the ARVN's background, evolution, organization, units, uniforms, insignia and equipment is illustrated with photographs from private collections and detailed color artwork.

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“A brief but thorough history of the First National Army of Vietnam from its original colonial structure implemented by the French and its re-organization of the Vietnam forces. The author includes a comprehensive analysis of the experiences of the typical soldier and officer corps that is often ignored or forgotten [and] provides a detailed history of command structure and order of battle.” —www.mataka.org (November 2010)

“... an interesting, concise and in-depth history of an army that has been relatively neglected in the wake of the Vietnam War.” —Toy Soldier & Model Figure (May 2011)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849081818
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
06/22/2010
Series:
Men-at-Arms Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author


Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a Special Operations Forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas. The author lives in Cyprus, Texas.

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