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We Were Soldiers Once...And Young - Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed The War In Vietnam (Paperback, 1st trade pbk. ed) Loot Price: R415
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We Were Soldiers Once...And Young - Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed The War In Vietnam (Paperback, 1st trade pbk. ed)

General Ha Moore

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Each year, the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps selects one book that he believes is both relevant and timeless for reading by all Marines. The Commandant's choice for 1993 was We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young.""
In November 1965, some 450 men of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Col. Hal Moore, were dropped by helicopter into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley. They were immediately surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers. Three days later, only two and a half miles away, a sister battalion was chopped to pieces. Together, these actions at the landing zones X-Ray and Albany constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War.
How these men persevered--sacrificed themselves for their comrades and never gave up--makes a vivid portrait of war at its most inspiring and devastating. General Moore and Joseph Galloway, the only journalist on the ground throughout the fighting, have interviewed hundreds of men who fought there, including the North Vietnamese commanders. This devastating account rises above the specific ordeal it chronicles to present a picture of men facing the ultimate challenge, dealing with it in ways they would have found unimaginable only a few hours earlier. It reveals to us, as rarely before, man's most heroic and horrendous endeavor.

"From the Hardcover edition."

General

Imprint: Presidio Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: November 2004
First published: November 2004
Authors: General Ha Moore
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 453
Edition: 1st trade pbk. ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-345-47581-7
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
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: 0-345-47581-X
Barcode: 9780345475817

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Mon, 28 Jan 2008 | Review by: Xrizi

A superbly written and detailed account of the Ia Drang battle which heralded American full-scale military involvement in Vietnam in 1965. I was inspired to read the book when I saw the film "We Were Soldiers." The film is based on the first-hand account that the book gives of the first Ia Drang battle. The second half of the book also covers the follow-up horrendous encounter between the US and Vietnamese soldiers.

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