About the four chapters indicating the employment of a Diary , Fall here described his personal experiences of the war which animate his book. He was not a journalist, but a scholar doing research. Yet, as a "Frenchman who had formerly served" he was permitted to accompany the French army and live "with the men who were doing the fighting".
He "met many a soldier, French or Asian, who could tell me in his own terms what it was like to be out along the defense perimeter, wet and afraid.
Also a reserve officer, he became familiar with the French military from the inside. In he went to Vietnam, where he did research for his doctoral dissertation on the revolutionary insurgents. It was published as The Vietminh Regime A political and military analysis , Hell in a Very Small Place.
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Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Bernard B Fall illustrator. The Stackpole Company, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Over music and spoken word tracks take the listener through a guided tour of this epochal period of modern history. The full-color book that accompanies the music has information on the songs and the artists who recorded them by music scholar Hugo A. Keesing; a history of the war by Vietnam historian Lois T. Vietri; and an oral history of the tunes that 'in country' vets loved best by authors Doug Bradley and Craig Werner.
Subject Popular music. Rock music. Country music. Folk music. The small recon companies that were the center of its activities conducted some of the most dangerous missions of the war, infiltrating areas controlled by the North Vietnamese in Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. The companies never exceeded more than 30 Americans, yet they were the best source for the enemy's disposition.
By: Nick Brokhausen. The personal account of a guerrilla fighter in the French Foreign Legion reveals the Nazi Battalion's inhumanities to Indochinese villagers. By: George R. When The Centurions was first published in , readers were riveted by the thrilling account of soldiers fighting for survival in hostile environments.
They were equally transfixed by the chilling moral question the novel posed: how to fight when the "age of heroics is over". As relevant today as it was half a century ago, The Centurions is a gripping military adventure, an extended symposium on waging war in a new global order, and an essential investigation of the ethics of counterinsurgency.
By: Jean Larteguy , and others. In this landmark work that will forever change your understanding of how and why America went to war in Vietnam, author Fredrik Logevall taps newly accessible diplomatic archives in several nations and traces the path that led two Western nations to tragically lose their way in the jungles of Southeast Asia.
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But he's totally anti-Communist, while respecting the dedication and ability the Viet Minh showed. One bad point: this isn't a report on the whole 8 years the French fought there, just in depth reporting on a few campaigns in and later. One fascinating point: the potted bio on the back shows he was based in the US through most of the 50's and 60's, until he died walking with an American unit, killed by a land mine, so his view isn't totally French and foreign.
Amazing book with detailed information about the history of the French debacle in Vietnam. Great maps, first hand accounts and interviews. Too bad, President LBJ never read it. Many American solders might have been saved fighting this usless 10 year disaster.
Made famous in the movie "We were soldiers" this is the beginning book anyone should read to learn more about the history of the Vietnam War. I read it a long time ago and purchased it to reread and found it a page turner.View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Next Stop Is Vietnam - The War On Record, on Discogs.