Steel and Blood: South Vietnamese Armor and the War for Southeast Asia

Steel and Blood: South Vietnamese Armor and the War for Southeast Asia

by Ha Mai Viet
     
 

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Col. Ha Mai Viet presents a historically accurate and detailed account of the Vietnam War from the perspective of the South Vietnamese armor forces. Highly decorated for his valor and leadership of the armored units, the author spent ten years documenting what went on so he could offer an analysis of the war based on facts. He interviewed hundreds of people, including

Overview

Col. Ha Mai Viet presents a historically accurate and detailed account of the Vietnam War from the perspective of the South Vietnamese armor forces. Highly decorated for his valor and leadership of the armored units, the author spent ten years documenting what went on so he could offer an analysis of the war based on facts. He interviewed hundreds of people, including all senior South Vietnamese officers involved and many of lesser rank, as well as American advisers. Viet tells the story without glossing over the shortcomings of his fellow soldiers. His efforts serve as an invaluable record of his army's organization, combat operations, and interaction with U.S. advisers. Published in cooperation with the Association of the United States Army.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612514338
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
11/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

Ha Mai Viet was born in North Vietnam in 1933. He graduated from the Thu Duc Reserve Officer School in 1955 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, beginning 21 years of military service that included command of armored units from platoon through battalion, plus posts as a brigade executive officer and an assistant division commander, along with staff and instructor duty at several levels.

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