Armies of the Vietnam War 1962-75

Armies of the Vietnam War 1962-75


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Philip Katcher provides an overview to the conflict that engulfed Vietnam following the division of the country into two along the 17th Parallel in 1954. The uniforms and insignia of the US forces, including the army, Special Forces, air force, navy and marine corps, are dealt with in detail, together with those of the ARVN, the Allied Forces (such as the Royal Thai Army and Korean troops), and also the Communist NLF (Viet Cong) and NVA forces. Mike Chappell's colourful artwork provides plenty of detail to accompany this authoritative text.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780850453607
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 07/24/1980
Series: Men-at-Arms
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 820,890
Product dimensions: 7.24(w) x 9.67(h) x 0.08(d)

About the Author

Philip Katcher was born in Los Angeles, California, to parents involved in the film industry. He was educated at the University of Maryland and served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He has also been an active participant in living history activities, especially in the 18th and 19th century periods. He has written a number of books on various periods of US military history and presently is editor/publisher of Military Images Magazine.

Table of Contents

Historical Background · Uniforms The U.S. Army · The Special Forces · The U.S. Air Force · The U.S. Navy · The U.S. Marine Corps · South Vietnamese Forces · Allied Forces · Communist Forces · The Plates

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