The Village

by Bing West

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  • 0743478819
  • 9780743457576
  • 9780743478816
In Black Hawk Down, the fight went on for a day. In We Were Soldiers Once & Young, the fighting lasted three days. In The Village, one Marine squad fought for 495 days—half of them died.

Few American battles have been so extended, savage and personal. A handful of Americans volunteered to live among six thousand Vietnamese, training farmers to defend their village. Such “Combined Action Platoons” (CAPs) are now a lost footnote about how the war could have been fought; only the villagers remain to bear witness. This is the story of fifteen resolute young Americans matched against two hundred Viet Cong; how a CAP lived, fought and died. And why the villagers remember them to this day.

  • Pocket Books; February 2003
  • ISBN: 9780743478816
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  • Title: The Village
  • Author: Bing West
  • Imprint: Pocket Books
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  • 0743478819
  • 9780743457576
  • 9780743478816

In The Press

The Washington Post A minor classic about war.

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  • 0743478819
  • 9780743457576
  • 9780743478816