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Kontum - The Battle to Save South Vietnam (Paperback) Loot Price: R496
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Kontum - The Battle to Save South Vietnam (Paperback): Thomas P McKenna
Kontum - The Battle to Save South Vietnam (Paperback): Thomas P McKenna

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Kontum - The Battle to Save South Vietnam (Paperback)

Thomas P McKenna

Series: Battles & Campaigns

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In the spring of 1972, North Vietnam invaded South Vietnam in what became known as the Easter Offensive. Almost all of the American forces had already withdrawn from Vietnam except for a small group of American advisers to the South Vietnamese armed forces. The 23rd ARVN Infantry Division and its American advisers were sent to defend the provincial capital of Kontum in the Central Highlands. They were surrounded and attacked by three enemy divisions with heavy artillery and tanks but, with the help of air power, managed to successfully defend Kontum and prevent South Vietnam from being cut in half and defeated. Although much has been written about the Vietnam War, little of it addresses either the Easter Offensive or the Battle of Kontum. In Kontum: The Battle to Save South Vietnam, Thomas P. McKenna fills this gap, offering the only in-depth account available of this violent engagement. McKenna, a U.S. infantry lieutenant colonel assigned as a military adviser to the 23rd Division, participated in the battle of Kontum and combines his personal experiences with years of interviews and research from primary sources to describe the events leading up to the invasion and the battle itself. Kontum sheds new light on the actions of U.S. advisers in combat during the Vietnam War. McKenna's book is not only an essential historical resource for America's most controversial war but a personal story of valor and survival.

General

Imprint: The University Press of Kentucky
Country of origin: United States
Series: Battles & Campaigns
Release date: June 2015
Authors: Thomas P McKenna
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 378
ISBN-13: 978-0-8131-6582-0
Barcode: 9780813165820
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Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Humanities > History > American history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > History > American history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
LSN: 0-8131-6582-2

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