The Resource A war of logistics : parachutes and porters in Indochina, 1945-1954, Charles R. Shrader

A war of logistics : parachutes and porters in Indochina, 1945-1954, Charles R. Shrader

Label
A war of logistics : parachutes and porters in Indochina, 1945-1954
Title
A war of logistics
Title remainder
parachutes and porters in Indochina, 1945-1954
Statement of responsibility
Charles R. Shrader
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Following the French reoccupation of Indochina at the end of World War II, the pro-Communist Vietnamese nationalists, or Viet Minh, launched a grassroots insurgency that erupted into a full-fledged war in 1949. After nearly ten years of savage combat, the western world was stunned when Viet Minh forces decisively defeated the French Union army at the battle of Dien Bien Phu in May 1954. Logistics dominated every aspect of the First Indochina War, dictating the objectives, the organization of forces, the timing and duration of the operations, and even the final outcome. In A War of Logistics, Charles R. Shrader meticulously examines both French Union and Viet Minh logistical units during the period of active conventional warfare, as well as external support provided to the French by the United States and to the Vietnamese by China. Although the Vietnamese had few advantages over their opponents, their military leaders brilliantly employed a highly committed network of soldiers and civilians, outfitted to accommodate the challenging terrain on which they fought. Drawing on extensive research such as declassified intelligence documents, the reports of French participants, and accounts by Viet Minh leaders, including Vo Nguyen Giap and Ho Chi Minh, A War of Logistics provides in-depth coverage of the often-ignored but critically important topic of logistics in modern military campaigns
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
959.704/1
Index
index present
LC call number
DS553.7
LC item number
.S578 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Foreign military studies
Label
A war of logistics : parachutes and porters in Indochina, 1945-1954, Charles R. Shrader
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- 1. A war of logistics -- 2. French Union combat forces -- 3. Viet Minh combat forces -- 4. French logistical doctrine and organization -- 5. Viet Minh logistical doctrine and organization -- 6. The opposing transport systems -- 7. French sources of supply -- 8. Viet Minh sources of supply -- 9. The shape of battles to come -- 10. The campaign for the base areas -- 11. The campaign for the lines of communication -- 12. Planning and buildup for the Battle of Dien Bien Phu -- 13. The limits of aerial resupply -- 14. The triumph of the porters -- 15. Logistics and the war in Indochina, 1945-1954
Control code
ocn921843479
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 488 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813165769
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)921843479
  • pebcs0813165768

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