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101st Airborne In Vietnam: The "Screaming Eagles"
Dunstan, Simon; CORNISH, N.
ISBN: 0711030634
Ian Allan United Kingdom 2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, 100+ photos and maps. After World War II the first real action the 101st saw was in July 1965 when the 1st Brigade of the 'Screaming Eagles' was blooded in the Song Con Valley, Vietnam. It acted as a rapid reaction force, reinforcing American and South Vietnamese forces when necessary, becoming expert in rapid helicopter assaults. The 2nd and 3rd Brigades arrived in December 1967 in time to take part in the reaction to the North Vietnamese Tet Offensive. The 101st and the 1st Cavalry were sent in to recapture Hue in a battle that raged for three weeks and was the only extended urban combat of the war. Following Tet the 101st saw continuous combat including fighting on Hill 937 - 'Hamburger Hill' - which was some of the most brutal of the war. The last Army division to leave South Vietnam, the 101st spent almost seven years in combat. Contents: Origin and History; Organisation, order of battle and how this changed; Battle History, theatre by theatre; Insignia and Markings; Top People - biographies of commanders and personalities.  As New
Price: $31.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002333  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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1st Air Cavalry in Vietnam: the First Team
Dunstan, Simon
ISBN: 0711030421
Ian Allan Pub United Kingdom 2004 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, 120+ photos and maps. On 1st July 1965 the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) was activiated and ordered to Vietnam. In less than a month the division - 16,000 men and 434 helicopters - was prepared to enter combat. Within 90 days of becoming the US Army's first airmobile division. The 'First Team' was in combat. On 10 October 1965, in Operation 'Shiny Bayonet', the First Team initiated its first brigade size airmobile action against the enemy. The division would go on to take part in many more air assaults and play a leading role in defence against the Tet Offensive, driving the NVA and Viet Cong invaders from Hue and, in Operation 'Pegasus', relieving the 3,500 US Marines and 2,100 ARVN soldiers besieged by nearly 20,000 enemy at Khe Sanh. First into Cambodia in May 1970, a year later the division's colours returned to Fort Hood. Contents: Origin and History; Organisation, order of battle and how this changed; Battle History, theatre by theatre; Insignia and Markings; Top People - biographies of commanders and personalities.  As New
Price: $31.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002332  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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1st Air Cavalry in Vietnam: the First Team
Dunstan, Simon
ISBN: 0711030421
Ian Allan Pub United Kingdom 2004 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, 120+ photos and maps. On 1st July 1965 the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) was activiated and ordered to Vietnam. In less than a month the division - 16,000 men and 434 helicopters - was prepared to enter combat. Within 90 days of becoming the US Army's first airmobile division. The 'First Team' was in combat. On 10 October 1965, in Operation 'Shiny Bayonet', the First Team initiated its first brigade size airmobile action against the enemy. The division would go on to take part in many more air assaults and play a leading role in defence against the Tet Offensive, driving the NVA and Viet Cong invaders from Hue and, in Operation 'Pegasus', relieving the 3,500 US Marines and 2,100 ARVN soldiers besieged by nearly 20,000 enemy at Khe Sanh. First into Cambodia in May 1970, a year later the division's colours returned to Fort Hood. Contents: Origin and History; Organisation, order of battle and how this changed; Battle History, theatre by theatre; Insignia and Markings; Top People - biographies of commanders and personalities.  As New
Price: $31.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002331  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Armies of the Vietnam War, 1962-1975
Katcher, Philip
ISBN: 9780850453607
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 1980 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA104. 30 photos, 8 pages of colour illustrations. Philip Katcher provides an overview to the conflict that engulfed Vietnam following the division of the country into two along the 17th Parallel in 1954. The uniforms and insignia of the US forces, including the army, Special Forces, air force, navy and marine corps, are dealt with in detail, together with those of the ARVN, the Allied Forces (such as the Royal Thai Army and Korean troops), and also the Communist NLF (Viet Cong) and NVA forces. Mike Chappell's colourful artwork provides plenty of detail to accompany this authoritative text. Covers Historical Background, Uniforms The U.S. Army, The Special Forces, The U.S. Air Force, The U.S. Navy, The U.S. Marine Corps, South Vietnamese Forces, Allied Forces, Communist Forces.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002468  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Army of the Republic of Vietnam 1955-75
Rottman, Gordon
ISBN: 9781849081818
Osprey Pub Co  2010 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA458. Evolved from the colonial units created by the French, this book discusses the original reorganization of these forces into the first national army. Complete with a detailed history of the command structure and orders of battle, the author also sheds light on the little known divisional histories of the army through rare, original source material. Moreover, the author examines in detail the evolution of such key units as armoured forces, ranger commands as well as combat unit organisation. This together with a detailed analysis of the experiences of the typical rank and file soldier as well as officer corps provides a concise and detailed history of an army that is too often neglected or quickly judged.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008170  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Green Beret in Vietnam: 1957-73
Rottman, Gordon
ISBN: 1855325683
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR028. Vietnam was the US Special Forces most complex and controversial mission, one that began in 1957 and ended in 1973. Camp strike forces, mobile strike forces, mobile guerrilla forces, special reconnaissance projects, training missions and headquarters duty provided vastly differing experiences and circumstances for SF soldiers. Other fluctuating factors were the terrain, the weather and the shifting course of the war itself. Gordon Rottman examines the training, life, weapons and combat experiences of the Special Forces soldier in this challenging environment. Contents: Special Forces, an Overview, Chronology, Special Forces in Vietnam, Special Forces Training, Special Forces Camp, Weapons, Color plate commentary, Index.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002660  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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North Vietnamese Army Soldier 1958-75
Rottman, Gordon
ISBN: 9781846033711
Osprey Pub Co  2009 
 Soft Cover New book, 32 pages, WAR135. The North Vietnamese Army is often forgotten by the histories of the Vietnam War. 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 armed struggle as the war escalated. Entire divisions and vast numbers of NVA troops were sent south, conducting large-scale operations in a conventional war fought almost entirely by the NVA, and not the VC, as is often believed. Despite limited armor, artillery and air support, the NVA were an extremely politicized and professional force with strict control measures and leadership concepts - soldiers were expected to be totally committed to the cause, and to sacrifice all to ensure its success. Gordon Rottman follows the fascinating life of the highly motivated infantryman from conscription and induction through training to real combat experiences. Covering the evolution of the forces from 1958 onwards, this book takes an in-depth look at the civilian and military lives of the soldiers, while accompanying artwork details the uniforms, weapons and equipment used by the NVA in their clash against America and her allies.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003574  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The M60 Machine Gun
Dockery, Kevin
ISBN: 9781849088442
Osprey Pub Co  2012 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, WPN20. The US M60 General Purpose Machine Gun, known as 'the Pig', was developed in the years after World War II from two revolutionary German designs. Adopted in 1957, the M60 came into its own in the jungles, hamlets, and city streets of Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. 'Humping the Pig' became common in US military squads, with at least one soldier equipped with an M60 and every squad member carrying ammunition for it. The M60 design transformed infantry tactics as squads took advantage of the immediate volume of fire offered by the design. Although it has now been replaced by the M240 series of weapons in US infantry and mechanized units, the M60 is still in common use with the US armed forces. Meanwhile, its iconic status has been assured by its frequent appearance in many popular films and television shows, from Full Metal Jacket to The A Team. Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork, this is the full story of the M60, the innovative squad base-of-fire weapon that has equipped the US military from the jungles of Vietnam to the deserts of Iraq.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007016  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Tunnel Rat in Vietnam
Rottman, Gordon
ISBN: 9781849087834
Osprey Pub Co  2012 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR161. In 1965, soon after the first US combat troops had arrived in Vietnam, it was realized that in some areas the Viet Cong had developed vast tunnel complexes in which to hide from the enemy. It was long known that such complexes existed, but it was not realized just how extensive they were in some areas, how important they were to the Viet Cong, and how difficult it was to detect and neutralize them. Most complexes were not nearly as developed and extensive as the famous tunnels of Cu Chi, but nonetheless they caused difficulties for Free World Forces. Tunnels served as hiding places for soldiers, weapons, ammunition, food, and supplies and negated the purpose of search and destroy missions intended to root out the Viet Cong. Once the Free World Forces had "cleared" the area the Viet Cong emerged from their tunnels and continued their activities. It did little good to learn how to detect tunnel entrances and air holes and not ferret out the enemy. Someone had to go in and get them. Not only that but the extent of the tunnel complexes needed to be discovered, weapons, munitions, supplies, and documents had to be recovered or destroyed, and the tunnels themselves had to be destroyed or neutralized to prevent their continued use. At first infantrymen volunteered to enter the tunnels armed with only pistols and flashlights - the "tunnel runners" were born, known to the Australians as "tunnel ferrets." Starting as an ad hoc force of infantrymen, combat engineers and chemical troops, it was not long before units were "formalized" as "tunnel exploration personnel" and 4-6-man"tunnel exploitation and denial teams" were created. They came to be known simply as "tunnel rats" with the unofficial motto, Non Gratum Anus Rodentum--"Not Worth a Rat's Ass." This title will be based on the personal accounts of those who served in this unique role, and will describe the specialist training and equipment, not to mention the tactics and combat experiences, of those who fought an underground war against the Viet Cong in Vietnam.   As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005811  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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US Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam
Rottman, Gordon
ISBN: 9781846032295
Osprey Pub Co  2008 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR128. The helicopter changed war forever. This book examines the range of duties helicopter pilots carried out in Vietnam, from air-lift, med-evac and fire-support to landing in high volume crossfires in 'Hot LZs'. Protected by little more than an armoured seat, operating in terrible conditions and flying long hours these brave men led hard, dangerous lives, and casualties were high. Following these pilots from initial deployment through to the deadly thrill of combat in a war zone, Vietnam veteran Gordon L Rottman's book is a crucial examination of the pilots who fought so valiantly for their country. Often unmoved by the politics of the war, conflicts at home and other social issues, the Vietnam helicopter pilots just wanted to fly. As the saying went 'who needs drugs, I'm already high'. Contents: Introduction - Chronology - Recruitment - Enlistment - Training - Appearance - Equipment - Conditions of Service - On Campaign - Belief and Belonging - Experience of Battle - Collections and Reenactment - Color Plate Commentaries - Glossary - Bibliography - Index.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002659  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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US MACV-SOG Reconnaissance Team in Vietnam
Rottman, Gordon
ISBN: 9781849085137
Osprey Pub Co  2011 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR159. In 1964 Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, activated a joint unconventional task force known as the Studies and Observation Group--MACV-SOG. As a cover its mission was to conduct analysis of lessons learned in combat involved all branches of service. SOG's real mission was to conduct covert strategic reconnaissance missions into Laos, Cambodia, and South Vietnam as well as sabotage and 'Black' psychological operations. Ground, air, and naval assets were employed to insert, collect, extract, and otherwise support these operations. Drawing on detailed, first-hand accounts of the experiences of the service, including action on operations, this book will shed light on one of the most crucial units of the Vietnam War.   As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005630  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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US Marine Corps Tank Crewman 1965-70
Gilbert, Ed
ISBN: 9781841767185
Osprey Pub Co  2004 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR090. By 1960, following Korea, tanks and their crews had proved themselves to be a fundamental part of the Marine Corps' combined arms team. When the Marines were ordered to Vietnam in 1965, they took their tanks with them. This book explores this decision, which created a political storm. The presence of the tanks became a lightning rod for accusations of an 'escalation' of the war. Nevertheless, the tanks not only proved their value in the anti-guerrilla campaigns, but also amid the bitter conventional fighting and extraordinary casualties at Hue City. The ability to undertake such radical change and to prevail demonstrated the versatility, courage and tenacity that are the hallmarks of the 'ordinary' Marine. Contents: Introduction - Chronology - Enlistment - Training - Belief & Belonging - Appearance & Dress - Everyday Life - Field Operations - Combat - the Tet Offensive - Museums, Collections & Historical Records - Collecting - Cinematic Treatment - Reenactment - Glossary - Bibliography - Color plate commentary - Index.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004037  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Viet Cong Fighter
Rottman, Gordon L.
ISBN: 9781846031267
Osprey Pub Co Oxford, United Kingdom 2007 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR116. An enemy in the shadows, the Viet Cong was the military arm of the National Liberation Front, the Communist Party of the Republic of Vietnam. Often working with the North Vietnamese Army, they were a constant factor amid the rice paddies and battlefields throughout the war. Despite fighting an enemy with overwhelming firepower and resources, they ingeniously made use of the local environment and resources to wage war. Gordon L Rottman uses rare photographs and artwork to paint vivid portraits of these determined guerrilla warriors, discussing their initial training, their unique motivation, extensive political and psychological indoctrination, and the brutal reality of combat experience. Contents: Introduction, Chronology, Organization, Recruitment, Training, Appearance, Weapons and Equipment, Conditions of Service, Belief and Belonging, Experience in Battle, Aftermath of Battle, Collections, Museums, and Reenactment, Bibliography, Color Plate Commentary, Index.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002473  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Vietnam Anzacs: Australian & New Zealand Troops in Vietnam 1962-72
Lyles, Kevin
ISBN: 1841767026
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2004 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, ELI103. The part played by Australian and New Zealand troops in the Vietnam War is sometimes overlooked; but it is generally accepted that the 'Diggers' and 'Kiwis' were among the most effective and professional troops involved. Drawing upon the ANZACs' long experience in the jungles of South East Asia, the men of the Task Force used their expertise in patrol tactics to great effect to frustrate Viet Cong operations. Meanwhile the ANZACs’ small and isolated adviser teams spent ten years passing on their skills all over South Vietnam, and in the process four were awarded the supreme decoration for valour - the Victoria Cross. This book pays tribute to their military prowess, and describes and illustrates their uniforms and equipment in unprecedented detail. Covers: Background to Australian/NZ involvement in Vietnam through ANZUS treaty commitments; Operations of Australian Army Training Team from 1962, NZATT from 1970; Operations of ANZAC units with US 173rd Abn Bde, 1965; Independent operations of 1 Australian Task Force, Phuc Toy province, from 1966; The ANZAC Way - Australian/NZ tactics in jungle warfare; Complete Order of Battle of Australian/NZ units in Vietnam; Uniforms and equipment - evolution from early Australian issue, through evaluation of mixed US/ANZAC gear, to development of new ANZAC items.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007719  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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