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Ghost Platoon - The critically acclaimed Vietnam War bestseller (Paperback) Loot Price: R216
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Ghost Platoon - The critically acclaimed Vietnam War bestseller (Paperback): Frank Walker

Ghost Platoon - The critically acclaimed Vietnam War bestseller (Paperback)

Frank Walker

Series: Hachette Military Collection

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An eye-opening account of Australian combat history, untold . . . until now. 'thoroughly researched and compelling . . . a chilling account' - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH In 1969 a ragtag unit of 39 men were thrown together at Nui Dat, Vietnam. It was so slapdash a group it didn't even have an officer or a sergeant in charge. A rugged ex-Royal Marine stepped forward to take the lead. Jim Riddle was only an acting corporal, but he knew enough of war to keep these young diggers alive. When the platoon was involved in a high-risk ambush Riddle proved his leadership skills, bringing his men through unscathed and leaving the battlefield littered with enemy bodies. Despite their success, immediately afterwards the platoon was disbanded. According to the army they'd never existed - theirs was a ghost platoon. Frank Walker details what happened at that ambush and why the army buried their existence, and the secrets that went with it. His findings are a shocking indictment of the long-term effects of war. The men of the platoon - who'd fought so hard for their country - had to fight again to reveal the truth. But the price they all paid was far too high. GHOST PLATOON is a gripping story of the soldiers who should never be forgotten . . . or denied. Now part of the HACHETTE MILITARY COLLECTION.

General

Imprint: Hachette Australia
Country of origin: Australia
Series: Hachette Military Collection
Release date: July 2015
Authors: Frank Walker
Dimensions: 198 x 135 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
ISBN-13: 978-0-7336-3460-4
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Land forces & warfare > Irregular or guerrilla forces & warfare
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Military life & institutions > General
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > Humanities > History > American history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > History > American history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
LSN: 0-7336-3460-5
Barcode: 9780733634604

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