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More than 8.7 million Americans reported for military duty in Southeast Asia, but only a select few wore the Green Beret, the distinctive symbol of the U.S. Army Special Forces. Operating out of small outposts in some of the worlds most rugged terrain, these elite soldiers played a crucial role during the protracted conflict.
Special Forces at War: an Illustrated History, Southeast Asia 1957-1975 by wartime veteran and military historian Shelby l. Stanton comprises ten chapters, chronologically arranged, that show Special Forces' activity from the first deployments of Green Berets into battle, through their ever-expanding instruction and training, wartime advisory, border surveillance, strike force, and special operations roles. No matter what the task, the Special Forces served with valor and dedication.
This photographic history is unprecedented in scope. Featuring rare and unpublished images, it presents an exclusive, insider view of covert activities such as Project Delta, whose Special Forces-trained Vietnamese commandos, nicknamed "road-runners," posed as North Vietnamese Army or Viet Cong troops behind communist lines. It depicts Special Forces' camps before, during, and after enemy assaults. It features an array of lethal weapons used by resourceful Green Berets fighting to preserve their remote outposts, as well as allied and enemy documents and propaganda. From ordinary camp life to special missions, no aspect of Special Forces activities during the Second Indochina War has been overlooked. Stanton knows his subject first hand.
During six years of active duty as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army, he served as a paratrooper platoon leader, an airborne ranger advisor to the Royal Thai Army Special Warfare Center, and a Special Forces long-range reconnaissance team commander in Southeast Asia before being wounded in combat in Nam Yu, LaosThrough his contacts with Special Forces veterans and his own research, Stanton has assembled hundreds of photographs, details.
About the Author: Shelby Stanton is a well-known and respected military historian. He is author of the landmark reference works World War II Order of Battle and Vietnam Order of Battle. He is also the author of a number of critically acclaimed histories including Rise and Fall of an American Army and Green Berets at War. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
Titolo: Special Forces at War: An Illustrated ...
Casa editrice: Howell Pr
Data di pubblicazione: 1990
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Howell Pr, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0943231280
Descrizione libro Howell Press, Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1990. Hard Cover Cloth. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good +. First Edition First Printing. Clean in sound binding. Fine in VG+ lightly scuffed dust jacket. Heavily illustrated. Additional Postage may be required; please inquire, Thank You.383 pages. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Codice libro della libreria 030829
Descrizione libro Howell Press 1990-11, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. 0943231280. Codice libro della libreria 595490
Descrizione libro Howell Press, Charlottesville, Va., 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. Bump to top of back cover, has left a short tear to cloth. ; Illus. , several in color, color maps, jacket now in a clear protector; 383 pages. Codice libro della libreria 30634
Descrizione libro Howell Press, Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1990. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Mild edgewear to boards. Dj moderately edgeworn with a one inch closed tear at top rear and some associated crinkling to dj in that area. Overall a clean and sound copy. PLEASE NOTE: International and Domestic Priority orders for this item will require additional shipping. Codice libro della libreria 28269
Descrizione libro Howell Press, Charlottesville. [0-943231-28-0] 1990, 1st printing. (4to) Near fine in near fine dust jacket. 383pp. Photographs, color maps, color illustrations, index. Locale: Vietnam. (Vietnam War, U.S. Army Special Forces, Vietnam War). Codice libro della libreria 146920
Descrizione libro Howell Press, Charlottesville Virginia, 1990. Cloth. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. Photo Illus. In b&w & Color (illustratore). First Edition. 383pp with Index. Green cloth/bold gilt lettering. Stated 1st Printing. Square, bright, tight copy with firm corners. No remainder mark. No internal names, notes or markings. Crisp, unclipped pictorial DJ (NP). Photo illus. in b&w plus color maps. Foreward by major General D.F. Healy, U.S. Army (Ret.). The fond memories approach - Much from Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Special Forces Missions - Wins - Losses and Draws. EXTRA POSTAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING - Flat Rate Priority Med. Box only - $64.00 with tracking and insurance. (H) Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Military. Codice libro della libreria 17803
Descrizione libro Howell, 1990., 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. 1st. 1st ed. 383p. Photos. Color Maps. Very Oversize. As New/As New. Book. Codice libro della libreria 84-507
Descrizione libro Howell Press, Charlottesville, VA, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: NF/NF. First Edition. Foreword by Major General Michael D F Healey. Beautifully printed in Japan, hundreds of photographs, coloured maps at rear. Lightest of wear to book and jacket. A large and heavy book, special shipping considerations may apply. 383 pp. Codice libro della libreria 23786
Descrizione libro Howell Pr, Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. 0943231280 Folio - over 12" - 15" tall The dust jacket has a Mylar protector is lightly rubbed and there is a short tear on the front top left corner. There is a very small spot on the rear pastedown that is mirrored on the back free end paper, the rest of the book is in fine condition. ***OVERSIZE BOOK*** EXTRA SHIPPING CHARGE FOR OTHER THAN U.S. MEDIA MAIL***. Codice libro della libreria 030112