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Mobile Guerrilla Force - With the Special Forces in War Zone D (Paperback) Loot Price: R315
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Mobile Guerrilla Force - With the Special Forces in War Zone D (Paperback): James C. Donahue
Mobile Guerrilla Force - With the Special Forces in War Zone D (Paperback): James C. Donahue

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Mobile Guerrilla Force - With the Special Forces in War Zone D (Paperback)

James C. Donahue

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There have been many accounts of Special Forces operations in Vietnam, but none can match this book for intensity, insight, and drama, and for capturing the essence of special operations and the men who volunteer for them. The award-winning author was a member of the Mobile Guerrilla Force, an experimental Special Forces unit conceived to emulate the tactics of Viet Cong guerrillas.
This authentic firsthand account of Operation Blackjack-31 chronicles the Force's first foray into War Zone D--the VC's secret zone about which allied intelligence knew little or nothing--in January 1967 when 13 hand-picked Green Berets and a company of free Cambodian guerrillas slipped into the VC secret zone. Their orders were to conduct guerrilla operations for an undetermined period, without artillery support or possibility of reinforcement. Detachment A-303 turned the suicide mission into a dramatic success.
With surgical precision and a novelist's grasp of dialogue, timing, and dramatic pacing, the author puts the reader on the ground with the Force for 31 days without respite. A surprisingly fresh description of close-in combat, Donahue's account stands as a powerful testament to the few who mattered little in the big picture but who were all that mattered to each other. Blackjack-31 was a historic departure from the conventional military thinking that dominated the war in Vietnam and clearly demonstrated that American-led indigenous forces could conduct guerrilla operations against the enemy.

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Imprint: US Naval Institute Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2013
First published: 2013
Authors: James C. Donahue
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 978-1-59114-217-1
Barcode: 9781591142171
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LSN: 1-59114-217-2

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