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Trackers: The Untold Story of Australian Dogs of War

By Haran, Peter

New Holland, 2013. New book, 212 pages. Trackers is a gritty and moving account that reveals the Australian Army's little-known use of combat tracker dogs during the Vietnam War. A war veteran tells his story with vivid and compelling immediacy, blending the terror of hunting the elusive Viet Cong with the tender relationship between him and his larrikin labrador-kelpie-cross, Caesar. A graphic portrayal of the timeless reality of war - the horror, the madness, the tedium, the dark humour - Trackers hurls you into a surreal world of seething jungles, random minefields, and lethal 'friendly fire'. Amid the mayhem, the author finds vital refuge in Caesar's playful innocence.. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.28

Wallaby Airlines: Twelve Months Caribou Flying in Vietnam

By Pedrina, Jeff

Air Power Development Centre, 2006. New book, 179 pages. Jeff Pedrina's book provides a very personal and thoughtful account of his twelve months service in Vietnam with No 35 Squadron - 'Wallaby Airlines'. While the story is primarily about the people, and personalities, he encountered during his tour of duty in Vietnam, it is also the story of a remarkable aircraft, the De havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou - the first mass produced short take-off and landing (STOL) aircraft of its size. For seven and a half years it was the backbone of the airlift effort in the highlands of Vietnam. First into the theatre in 1964 and last out in 1972, the Caribou aircraft and its air and ground crews were the RAAF's quiet achievers in Vietnam. . Soft Cover. As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.12

Tet Offensive 1968: Turning Point in Vietnam
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Tet Offensive 1968: Turning Point in Vietnam

By Arnold, James

Osprey Pub Co, 1990. New book, 96 pages, CAM004. The 1968 Tet Offensive was the decisive battle for Vietnam. 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. In this excellent assessment of the key battle of the Vietnam conflict, James Arnold details the plans and forces involved and explains how, despite the outcome of the battle, the American people and their leaders came to perceive the war for Vietnam as lost. . Soft Cover. As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.00

The US Army in the Vietnam War 1965-73
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The US Army in the Vietnam War 1965-73

By Rottman, Gordon

Osprey Pub Co, 2007. New book, 96 pages, BTO33. This book provides detailed information about how US Army units were organized and operated in America's longest war. Special forces veteran Gordon L Rottman examines the different types of infantry battalions and the units that supported them, their training and organization down to platoon level. Aspects of the US Army's conventional and unconventional warfare doctrine are also addressed, along with a discussion of how replacements were trained and integrated into units. Among other areas of the US Army's involvement covered are individual and crew-served weapons, artillery, armored fighting vehicles, transport, logistics, the complex chain of command, and combat operations.. Soft Cover. As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.89

Mobile Strike Forces in Vietnam 1966-70
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Mobile Strike Forces in Vietnam 1966-70

By Rottman, Gordon

Osprey Pub Co, 2007. New book, 96 pages, BTO30. US Special Forces in Vietnam created the Civilian Irregular Defence Group (CIDG), a large paramilitary organization designed to protect the local population from Viet Cong incursions, whilst conducting border surveillance, raids and combat patrols in the local area. Their camps were often overrun and having no spare manpower, the US Special Forces created dedicated reaction units which could act in a responsive and flexible manner - Mobile Strike (MIKE) Forces. This book examines the MIKE units, which were formed from the CIDG, the parachute and airmobile training they were given, and the operations that they undertook, from relieving friendly camps to independent offensive operations, providing the first organizational history of the MIKE forces in combat.. Soft Cover. As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.89

Where They Lay: the search for those who fell in battle and were left Behind
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Where They Lay: the search for those who fell in battle and were left Behind

By Swift, Earl

London, United Kingdom: Bantam Books Ltd, 2004. New book, 395 pages. This book tells the story of one of the dozens of recovery teams sent out every year to uncover lost servicemen. Sent to Laos, 30 years after the end of the Vietnam war, in search of four servicement lost in a helicopter crash. Just some of the 2,583 servicemen whose bodies remained uncovered at the end of the Vietnam War. . Soft Cover. As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.51

The Secret War Against Hanoi: Kennedy's and Johnson's Use of Spies, Saboteurs, and Covert Warriors in North Vietnam
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The Secret War Against Hanoi: Kennedy's and Johnson's Use of Spies, Saboteurs, and Covert Warriors in North Vietnam

By Shultz, Richard

Harper Collins, 1999. Used book, 408 pages, rubbing wear to cover. From 1964 to 1972, the United States executed an extremely secret campaign of covert operations against North Vietnam. Controlled by the Pentagon's Special Operations Group, under the cover name "Studies and Observations Group" (SOG), it was the United States' largest and most complex covert operation since Wordl War II. Because it was so highly classified and politically sensitive, once the war was over the story of SOG was buried deep in the vaults of the Pentagon - until Dr. Richard Schultz, one of the worlds leading experts on SOG's activities in Southeast Asia, began his impressive investigative research and wide-ranging special interviews.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.18

The Last Boarding Party: The USMC and the SS Mayaguez 1975
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The Last Boarding Party: The USMC and the SS Mayaguez 1975

By Chun, Clayton

Osprey Publishing, 2011. New book, 80 pages, RAID24. On April 30, 1975, the final curtain of America's long involvement in the Vietnam War fell. North Vietnamese forces captured Saigon while thousands of South Vietnamese refugees attempted to flee on foot, boat, and aircraft. The American public believed that the events in Southeast Asia had finally come to a bitter end. Less than two weeks later, President Gerald Ford ordered air, naval, and Marine forces to conduct combat operations in waters off Cambodia. On May 12, communist Cambodian Khmer Rouge elements seized the S.S. Mayaguez, an American merchant ship, and its crew in international waters. This act of piracy created an incident where U.S. Marine Corps elements attempted to rescue the Mayaguez, one of the most controversial raids in recent history. This book will track every development in the mission , an eventual success that demonstrated American resolve to use military forces in foreign policy issues after the Vietnam debacle. . Soft Cover. As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.23

Fighting to Leave: The Final Years of America's War 1972-1973

By Stoffey, Colonel Robert E.

Zenith Press, 2008. New book, 336 pages. This book covers the Vietnam War during 1972-1973, the tumultuous final years of the U.S. involvement, as experienced by Colonel Robert E. Stoffey, a Marine Corps aviator who served three combat tours in Vietnam. During his first two tours, 1965-1966 and 1969-1970, Stoffey flew 440 combat missions out of Da Nang and Marble Mountain Airfields in South Vietnam and was shot down twice. His third combat tour was aboard the USS Oklahoma City, and the Marine Air Officer and Assistant Amphibious Warfare Officer on the staff of the Commander, Seventh Fleet. The crucial and complex last two years of the war - following the 1971 withdrawal of major ground fighting units under President Nixon's Vietnamisation policy - are explained from the perspective of the Seventh Fleet, as it floated in the Gulf of Tonkin and South China Sea.. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$26.66

A Hundred Feet Over Hell: Flying with the Men of the 220th Recon Airplane Company Over I Corps and the Dmz, 1968-1969
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A Hundred Feet Over Hell: Flying with the Men of the 220th Recon Airplane Company Over I Corps and the Dmz, 1968-1969

By Hooper, James

Zenith Press, 2009. New book, 272 pages. The only aerial unit to support front-line Marines, the 220th Recon Air Force rescued trapped soldiers, delivered supplies, and often made the difference between rescuing a wounded comrade and returning them to their family. This title provides the story of young pilots who operated in the northernmost part of Vietnam, along the DMZ.. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.00

1st Marine Division in Vietnam
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1st Marine Division in Vietnam

By Dunstan, Simon

Motorbooks International, 2008. New book, 128 pages. Like other volumes in the "Spearhead" series, this book takes readers to the cutting edge of warfare - for a close-up look at the make-up, operations and performance of a military unit operating independently and forcefully at the forefront of battle. With a focus on the aspects of war that most narrative histories omit - logistics, and supply lines, communications, battlefield terrain, and command and control - this book offers an unparalleled view of the experience of the 1st Marine Division in Vietnam.Simon Dunstan provides a history of the unit, the theatre, and the situation. He moves with the Marines from home base to the battlefield, where readers get a clear picture of the unit's organization and the order of battle from the beginning of America's involvement in the Vietnam war to the division's departure form Vietnam in 1972. Copiously illustrated with photographs ( both tactical and individual), this book covers every aspect of this unit's role in the war, from training and strategic planning to engineering and execution. It is an unusually detailed account of the real nuts and bolts behind the drama of 1st marine Division in Vietnam.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.12

A Hundred Feet Over Hell: Flying with the Men of the 220th Recon Airplane Company Over I Corps and the Dmz, 1968-1969
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A Hundred Feet Over Hell: Flying with the Men of the 220th Recon Airplane Company Over I Corps and the Dmz, 1968-1969

By Hooper, James

Zenith Press, 2009. New book, 272 pages. The only aerial unit to support front-line Marines, the 220th Recon Air Force rescued trapped soldiers, delivered supplies, and often made the difference between rescuing a wounded comrade and returning them to their family. This title provides the story of young pilots who operated in the northernmost part of Vietnam, along the DMZ.. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.00

1st Marine Division in Vietnam
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1st Marine Division in Vietnam

By Dunstan, Simon

Motorbooks International, 2008. New book, 128 pages. Like other volumes in the "Spearhead" series, this book takes readers to the cutting edge of warfare - for a close-up look at the make-up, operations and performance of a military unit operating independently and forcefully at the forefront of battle. With a focus on the aspects of war that most narrative histories omit - logistics, and supply lines, communications, battlefield terrain, and command and control - this book offers an unparalleled view of the experience of the 1st Marine Division in Vietnam.Simon Dunstan provides a history of the unit, the theatre, and the situation. He moves with the Marines from home base to the battlefield, where readers get a clear picture of the unit's organization and the order of battle from the beginning of America's involvement in the Vietnam war to the division's departure form Vietnam in 1972. Copiously illustrated with photographs ( both tactical and individual), this book covers every aspect of this unit's role in the war, from training and strategic planning to engineering and execution. It is an unusually detailed account of the real nuts and bolts behind the drama of 1st marine Division in Vietnam.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.12

The Vietnam War 1956-1975
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The Vietnam War 1956-1975

By Wiest, Andy

University Park, Illinois, U.S.A.: Osprey Pub Co, 2002. New book, 95 pages, ESS038. The Vietnam War was arguably the most important event, or series of events, of the "American Century." America entered the brutal conflict certain of its Cold War doctrines and certain of its moral mission to save the world from the advance of communism. As this book explains, however, the war was not at all what the United States expected. Outnumbered and outgunned the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces resorted to a guerrilla war based on the theories of Mao Zedong of China. This was war reduced to its most basic level - find the enemy and kill him.. Soft Cover. As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.28

Chickenhawk

By Mason, Robert

Corgi Books, 1983. New book, 399 pages. As a child, Robert Mason dreamed of levitating. As a young man, he dreamed of flying helicopters - and the U.S. Army gave him his first chance. They sent him to Vietnam where, between August 1965 and July 1966, he flew more than 1,000 assault missions. In this book, Robert Mason gives us a devestating bird's eye-view of that war in all its horror, as he experiences the accelerating terror, the increasingly desperate struggle of man 'acting out the role of a hero long after he realises that the conduct of the war is insane'.. Soft Cover. As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.56

The Vietnam War

By Grant, Reg

World Almanac Library, 2005. New book, 64 pages. This book explores the long and costly civil war pitting South Vietnamese and U.S. forces against South Vietnamese and U.S. forces against communist guerrillas and North Vietnamese troops. It examines the conflict's roots in the Vietnamese rebellion against French colonialism after World War II and charts the increasing role of the United States, which seeking to contain communism, ultimately committed large numbers of troops to the war. The book chronicles the impact of the war for civilians and soldiers alike, from the horrors of combat to antiwar demonstrations in the United States to the final withdrawal of U.S. forces in the early 1970s. This book also reveals why, although it ended in 1975, the Vietnam War continues to haunt both the United States and the people of Southeast Asia.. Pictorial Cover. As New. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$20.17

Fighting to Leave: The Final Years of America's War 1972-1973

By Stoffey, Colonel Robert E.

Zenith Press, 2008. New book, 336 pages. This book covers the Vietnam War during 1972-1973, the tumultuous final years of the U.S. involvement, as experienced by Colonel Robert E. Stoffey, a Marine Corps aviator who served three combat tours in Vietnam. During his first two tours, 1965-1966 and 1969-1970, Stoffey flew 440 combat missions out of Da Nang and Marble Mountain Airfields in South Vietnam and was shot down twice. His third combat tour was aboard the USS Oklahoma City, and the Marine Air Officer and Assistant Amphibious Warfare Officer on the staff of the Commander, Seventh Fleet. The crucial and complex last two years of the war - following the 1971 withdrawal of major ground fighting units under President Nixon's Vietnamisation policy - are explained from the perspective of the Seventh Fleet, as it floated in the Gulf of Tonkin and South China Sea.. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$26.66

Vietnam: a War Lost and Won

By Cawthorne, Nigel

Hinkler Books, 2008. New book, 256 pages. Vietnam is the first war America lost on the ground. In this profusely illustrated account, historian Nigel Cawthorne traces the conflict from its inception to its traumatic end. He looks at the political events that led to the war and examines its impact upon both the Americans and Vietnamese, whose battle for the independence of their country was to leave lingering scars upon the American psyche.. Soft Cover. As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.23

Once a Warrior King : Memories of an Officer in Vietnam

By Donovan, David

Cassell, 2005. New book, 400 pages. David Donovan's assignment in Vietnam was a remote and lonely posting in the Mekong Delta. He and his four-man team, without aerial support or the comforts of a well-supplied base, had to protect and lead the local village militias against the Vietcong. This book is written with rare perception about his life of uncertainty on the hellish battleground. The dreadful suspense of night patrols in the jungle and swamps, the hand to hand fighting in Vietcong ambushes are all vigorously retold.. Soft Cover. As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.39

Airborne in Vietnam

By Dunstan, Simon; Sharpe Michael

Chartwell Books, 2007. New book, 192 pages, 200+ photos. Although the helicopter was used in assualt operations in Korea, at Suez, and in Algeria, the concept of helicopter-borne airmobility was not fully realised until the US involvement in Southeast Asia. There, two US Army units were at the forefront of bold and imaginative heli-borne assault operations: 1st Air Cavalry (the 'First Team') and 101st Airborne (the 'Screaming Eagles'), whose combat action, weapons and equipment, and tactics are analysed in incredible detail in this highly illustrated book.. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$26.66

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