The Resource Grab their belts to fight them : the Viet Cong's big-unit war against the U.S., 1965-1966, Warren Wilkins

Grab their belts to fight them : the Viet Cong's big-unit war against the U.S., 1965-1966, Warren Wilkins

Label
Grab their belts to fight them : the Viet Cong's big-unit war against the U.S., 1965-1966
Title
Grab their belts to fight them
Title remainder
the Viet Cong's big-unit war against the U.S., 1965-1966
Statement of responsibility
Warren Wilkins
Title variation
Viet Cong's war against the United States
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1965, despite pronounced disadvantages in firepower and mobility, the Communist Vietnamese endeavored to crush South Vietnam and expel the American military with a strategy for a quick and decisive victory predicated not on guerrilla but big-unit war. Warren Wilkins chronicles the formation, development, and participation of the Viet Cong in the opening phase of the big-unit war and shows how the failure of that strategy profoundly influenced the decision to launch the Tet Offensive. Unlike most books on the war, this one provides an authentic account from the Communist perspective, with th
Cataloging source
CDX
Dewey number
959.704/3322
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS557.7
LC item number
.W546 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Grab their belts to fight them : the Viet Cong's big-unit war against the U.S., 1965-1966, Warren Wilkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-273) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Viet Cong. Origins, infrastructure, and organization -- On the field of battle -- Generating friction -- The big-unit war : 1965. Strategic debates and decisions -- Van Tuong -- An Ninh and the Ia Drang Valley -- The B2 front -- Cong Truong 9 enters the fray -- The die is cast -- The big-unit war : 1966. An inauspicious beginning -- Winter-spring battles : region 5 -- Winter-spring battles : the B2 front -- Epilogue. The big-unit war and the road to Tet -- Attitudes and adversaries
Control code
ocn741558696
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 283 pages, [8] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283139656
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613139658
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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  • 313965
  • d362483a-2651-4ae2-87d5-03ef897f20c7
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35774320
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)741558696
  • pebcs1283139650

Library Locations

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