Khe Sanh 1967–68

Marines battle for Vietnam’s vital hilltop base

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Khe Sanh 1967–68

Marines battle for Vietnam’s vital hilltop base

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Khe Sanh was a small village in northwest South Vietnam that sat astride key North Vietnamese infiltration routes. In September 1966 of the Vietnam War (1955-1975), a Marine battalion deployed into the area. Action gradually increased as the NVA attempted to destroy Free World Forces bases, and the siege of Khe Sanh proper began in October 1967. The bitter fight lasted into July 1968 when, with the changing strategic and tactical situation, the base was finally closed. This book details the siege and explains how, although the NVA successfully overran a Special Forces camp nearby, it was unable to drive US forces from Khe Sanh.

Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign/Chronology/Opposing Plans/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Forces/Setting the stage 1964–67/The Siege 1967–68/Air Support/Aftermath/The Battlefield Today

Product details

Published May 08 2005
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841768632
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 11 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 150
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon L. Rottman

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, v…

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Peter Dennis

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