Special Forces Camps in Vietnam 1961-70

Special Forces Camps in Vietnam 1961-70

by Gordon Rottman, Chris Taylor
     
 

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In 1961 US Special Forces units began entering remote areas of Vietnam dominated by the Viet Cong. Their task was to organize local defense and strike forces aimed at stopping the enemy from gaining further control of such areas. The Green Berets set up fortified camps from which indigenous troops defended local villages and attacked and harassed the enemy. How

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In 1961 US Special Forces units began entering remote areas of Vietnam dominated by the Viet Cong. Their task was to organize local defense and strike forces aimed at stopping the enemy from gaining further control of such areas. The Green Berets set up fortified camps from which indigenous troops defended local villages and attacked and harassed the enemy. How these camps were constructed, developed, and defended is documented here for the first time. This book also covers the weapons, barriers, and obstacles used in these camps, providing specific examples of camp design, and details how they withstood the test of battle against a determined and resourceful enemy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841768397
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
09/10/2005
Series:
Fortress, #33
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
1,427,099
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

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