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  • US Marine Rifleman in Vietnam 1965-73by Charles Melson; Ramiro Bujeiro

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    This volume provides an in-depth look at the experience of the ordinary US marine 'grunt' in Vietnam. Organisation of the corps, weaponry, equipment, uniforms, training and medical arrangements are all discussed. However, where this book differs from other similar works is not only in the detail that it goes into but also in the unifying theme of examining... more...

  • Kill Anything That Movesby Nick Turse

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 17.99

    Based on classified documents and first-person interviews, a startling history of the American war on Vietnamese civilians Americans have long been taught that events such as the notorious My Lai massacre were isolated incidents in the Vietnam War, carried out by "a few bad apples." But as award?winning journalist and historian Nick Turse demonstrates... more...

  • Tet Offensive 1968by James Arnold

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    Osprey's study of the 1968 Tet Offensive, which was the decisive battle for Vietnam (1955-1975). Masterminded by the brilliant North Vietnamese General, Vo Nguyen Giap, it was intended to trigger a general uprising in South Vietnam. However, the bloody fighting for Saigon, Hue and other cities actually resulted in a catastrophic defeat for the North.... more...

  • US Army Infantryman in Vietnam 1965-73by Gordon Rottman; Kevin Lyles

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    This book tells the compelling story of the average US infantryman in the Vietnam War (1955-1975). Beginning with conscription, enlistment, Basic Training, and Advanced Individual Training at the Armed Forces Induction Center at Fort Polk (the infamous ?Tigerland?), it goes on to explore the day-to-day realities of service in Vietnam, from routine... more...

  • North Vietnamese Army Soldier 1958-75by Gordon Rottman; Brian Delf

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    The North Vietnamese Army is often forgotten by the histories of the Vietnam War (1955-1975). Commonly mistaken for the locally raised Viet Cong guerrillas, the NVA was in fact an entirely different force for the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. After first supporting the VC in the Republic of Vietnam in 1958, the NVA entered into their own violent... more...

  • A-6 Intruder Units of the Vietnam Warby Rick Morgan; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    Designed in the years following the Korean War and then manufactured for over 30 years starting in 1960, the A-6 quickly became the most capable attack aircraft in the US Navy?s stable. The first squadron, VA-75, made its initial deployment directly into combat in south-east Asia in 1965, and, over the next eight years, ten US Navy and four Marine... more...

  • US Army Long-Range Patrol Scout in Vietnam 1965-71by Gordon Rottman; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Osprey's survey of the Long-Range Patrol Scouts of the US Army during the Vietnam War (1955-1975). The Vietnamese knew the Long-Range Patrol Scouts as "the men with green faces," a reference to the camouflage paint that they used. Operating in patrols of four to six men these men were like ghosts, operating well behind enemy lines and fighting in the... more...

  • Fire Base Illingworthby Philip Keith

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 26.99

    Fire Base Illingworth is an epic, never-before-told true story of a North Vietnamese Army attack and how the men of this nearly overrun Fire Base survived. In the early morning hours of April 1, 1970, more than four hundred North Vietnamese soldiers charged out into the open and tried to over-run FSB Illingworth. The battle went on, mostly... more...

  • French Foreign Legionby Martin Windrow; Mike Chappell

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    Men of action and elite soldiers with a young and dynamic spirit, the French Foreign Legion are capable of doing their duty anywhere anytime. Martin Windrow's superb text examines the history of this famous force from the end of the Second World War onward. This first class addition to the Men-at-Arms series not only contains the usual wealth of accompanying... more...

  • The FN FAL Battle Rifleby Robert Cashner; Steve Noon

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    Of all the infantry small arms developed during World War II, one that generated the most interest was the German 'assault rifle', the StG 44 Sturmgewehr. This innovative weapon fired an intermediate cartridge much more powerful and long-ranged than the standard pistol rounds used in submachine guns, but smaller and lighter than a full-size 7.92mm... more...