The Defense of Hill 781

The Defense of Hill 781

by James R. McDonough
     
 

In the tradition of the humorous classic Defense of Duffer's Drift, our hero's escape lies in completing a successful mission.  See more details below

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In the tradition of the humorous classic Defense of Duffer's Drift, our hero's escape lies in completing a successful mission.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this military primer, a recently deceased U.S. Army officer by the name of A. Tack Always is denied entrance into Valhalla and assigned to a purgatory-like base in the Nevada desert, where he is required to learn a vital lesson before being cleared for transfer to the final objective in the sky. A field-problem has been laid on for the lieutenant colonel, who abruptly finds himself commanding a ghostly unit built around Abrams tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles. The bulk of this curious, sometimes amusing tale has to do with the officer's escalating command problems in a furious battle against an ``aggressor force'' armed with the latest Soviet weapons and equipment. McDonough (Platoon Leader) provides a technically up-to-date picture of the way a U.S. mechanized battalion would be expected to perform if our forces were to tangle with their most imposing counterparts. War-college instructors will find the scenario useful as a textbook, but lay readers, other than hardcore military buffs, will find the book odd. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780891413103
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/1988
Pages:
204

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