Eyewitness Vietnam: Firsthand Accounts from Operation Rolling Thunder to the Fall of Saigon

Eyewitness Vietnam Firsthand Accounts from Operation Rolling Thunder to the Fall of Saigon Using the same format that made Eyewitness D Day so unforgettable this new volume offers an equally powerful look at the Vietnam War The Vietnam War was one of the most controversial conflicts of the

  • Title: Eyewitness Vietnam: Firsthand Accounts from Operation Rolling Thunder to the Fall of Saigon
  • Author: D.M. Giangreco
  • ISBN: 9781402728525
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Using the same format that made Eyewitness D Day so unforgettable, this new volume offers an equally powerful look at the Vietnam War.The Vietnam War was one of the most controversial conflicts of the 20th century It was also one of the most divisive American involvement in Vietnam nearly tore the nation apart, and the war s repercussions remain a part of the public consUsing the same format that made Eyewitness D Day so unforgettable, this new volume offers an equally powerful look at the Vietnam War.The Vietnam War was one of the most controversial conflicts of the 20th century It was also one of the most divisive American involvement in Vietnam nearly tore the nation apart, and the war s repercussions remain a part of the public consciousness Written by military historian Donald Gil and edited by D.M Giangreco author of Eyewitness D Day Eyewitness Vietnam traces the history of America s longest war, illuminating its causes, battles, and aftereffects, its unfolding and unraveling Accompanied by maps and nearly 250 photographs many seen here for the first time each chapter highlights a specific operation and special feature of the fighting, from the Viet Cong s guerrilla tactics to the MIA issue And, just as in the bestselling Eyewitness D Day, numerous interviews with first hand participants, both American and Vietnamese, present a compelling, intimate, and deeply personal view of this tumultuous time I never had the thought that our mission wasn t worth it I questioned the rules by which we had to operate those were dumb Those cost lives Major Leo Thorsness, Wild Weasel squadron pilot, Medal of Honor recipient

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    1. A pictorial and oral history of the major operations conducted by the United States in Vietnam.The combo of the large format photographs, chronological text, special side panel inserts on specific topics and the included audio CD of veterans oral commentary make this work a bit different. Pretty well done if eclectic in coverage of certain points of the war. But it is meant to be an eyewitness account and in that it succeeds.For the war historian and Vietnam era students this is a good item to c [...]

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