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A masterpiece of reporting and analysis, the book zeroes in on two noteworthy but previously underexamined events that occurred at the same time in October the decimation of a 1st Infantry Division battalion in South Vietnam and the violence on the University of Wisconsin campus during a protest against Dow Chemical Co. Maraniss. This book contains a lot of fascinating information about the neglected-in-thought one time democratic former state of South Vietnam. There is even a bit on the interesting story of the man on the cover. North Vietnam is shown as the mass-murdering all imperialist, communist state it . Vietnam - Vietnam - The two Vietnams (–65): The agreements concluded in Geneva between April and July (collectively called the Geneva Accords) were signed by French and Viet Minh representatives and provided for a cease-fire and temporary division of the country into two military zones at latitude 17 °N (popularly called the 17th parallel). The book looks at the story of a family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 's. It looks at the realistic challenges they faced whilst trying to rebuild a new life for themselves.
Overall, Nguyen’s book is a welcome addition to the literature on the Vietnam War that achieves its aim of writing the personal stories of South Vietnamese soldiers into the military history of the conflict. Dr Andrew J. Gawthorpe is a Lecturer in the Institute for History at Leiden University. South Vietnamese Soldiers is both a scholarly and an emotive account of those who served in the armed forces of the Republic of Vietnam. Based on extensive interviews with former service personnel, the book recovers an important dimension of the war, too often distorted or completely overlooked in the extensive literature on the war.". The Vietcong The Vietnamese Communists, or Vietcong, were the military branch of the National Liberation Front (NLF), and were commanded by the Central Office for . The authors devoted six years to interviewing South Dakota Vietnam Veterans and used the words of the veterans to tell 31 stories of veterans in their page book. The largest chapter in the book is about the late Col. Bud Day. He came from Sioux City, South Dakota and was a pilot in the Air Force with service in World War II, the Korean War.
The Tet Offensive was a coordinated series of North Vietnamese attacks on more than cities and outposts in South Vietnam. The offensive was an attempt to foment rebellion among the South. East Asia/Southeast Asia:: Vietnam. All Space Capital Places Landscapes. This low-oblique photograph shows the lower Mekong River and its vast delta. Rising on the Plateau of Tibet, the Mekong flows generally southeast for 4, km (2, mi) and empties into the South China Sea through the large delta. The vast, swampy delta, crisscrossed by. When President Kennedy took office in , he continued to support South Vietnam, believing the country was vital in the battle against communism. From to late , the number of U.S. military personnel in South Vietnam jumped from about 2, to aro Yet they failed to shore up the floundering Diem regime. Although holding a similar title, Michael H. Hunt’s A Vietnam War Reader is a very different text to O’Nan’s. Perhaps more targeted at the scholarly minded, this book collects official documents and private letters from a sea of sources: US soldiers, Communist leaders, Saigon Loyalists, Vietnamese peasants and even Nixon himself. It paints a complicated narrative that is both Author: Andrew Kingsford-Smith.