Expendable Warriors

The Battle of Khe Sanh and the Vietnam War

Bruce Clarke

 
Publication date:
May 2009
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
16
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780811735377

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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£12.95

Overview
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On January 21, 1968, nine days before the Tet Offensive, thousands of North Vietnamese regulars attacked the U.S. Marine base at Khe Sanh in remote northwestern South Vietnam, beginning a siege that ended seventy-seven days later in a tactical victory for the U.S. As a young U.S. Army officer serving with the Marines at the outpost, Bruce Clarke participated in the entire battle. His book combines firsthand experiences with archival research to describe the saga of Khe Sanh, which ended with the U.S.'s abandonment of the base, making it the heartbreaking and controversial symbol of American involvement in Vietnam.