Armies of the Vietnam War (Men-at-Arms, Volume 143) by Lee Russell

By Lee Russell

On March eighth, 1965, a few 3,500 US Marines, the 1st US strive against troops to reach in Vietnam, landed in Da Nang to safeguard the U.S. air base there. On June eighth, following additional reinforcements, common Westmoreland approved his troops to start "offensive patrolling." Lee Russell's follow-up to Men-at-Arms 104 focuses in finer aspect at the uniforms and insignia of the USA military and Marines, the ARVN and the NVA. The ebook is full of beautifully targeted black and white photos of the forces energetic within the Vietnam warfare, and Mike Chappell's first-class illustrations offer key reference fabric for the modern uniforms and battledress.

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