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Vietnam Combat Operations 1972 - 1975 By William E Le Gro
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The years between the signature of the Paris "peace accords" in 1972 and the final collapse of South Vietnam in 1975 are usually neglected. Very often, they are little more than a footnote... More > in histories of the Vietnam War. This does a great disservice to the fighting men of South Vietnam, especially the infantry, Rangers, airborne troops and Marines who fought long, bravely and under great handicaps and hardships in defense of their country. This history of the South Vietnamese armed forces operations between 1972 and 1975 reveals that during 1973 they had the upper hand in conflicts with the North Vietnamese. It was the abrupt end of American economic and material support in 1974 that doomed their efforts and brought about their eventual defeat. This period also saw Soviet and Chinese aid to North Vietnam transform the NVA from a largely light infantry army to a mechanized tank- and artillery-heavy combined arms force that so greatly outgunned the ARVN.< Less
Tomorrow at Dawn: Experiences during Service with the British Army in Flanders and Germany 1917 – 1919 By Brian E Lawrence
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One day in 1965 Brain Lawrence sat down to record his experiences of Service in the Great War. His intention was ‘solely to present a picture of War as I saw it.’ Based extensively on... More > notes made soon after the events, his story is original, fresh and gripping. Brian describes in fine detail the everyday life of a soldier, both in and out of the trenches. He took part in major attacks, the retreat from the great German spring offensive and was hospitalised. His experiences as a soldier helping to occupy defeated Germany and living with a German family, are included. There are no heroic descriptions or attempts to explain tactics. This book could represent the stories of the many ordinary, but extraordinary, men who volunteered. It truthfully answers the question, “What was it really like in the War, Grandpa?” Brian’s book is now published for the first time, fifty years after he wrote the final manuscript and almost one hundred years after the events.< Less