North Vietnamese Army Soldier 1958–75

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North Vietnamese Army Soldier 1958–75

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The North Vietnamese Army is often forgotten by the histories of the Vietnam War (1955-1975). Commonly mistaken for the locally raised Viet Cong guerrillas, the NVA was in fact an entirely different force for the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. After first supporting the VC in the Republic of Vietnam in 1958, the NVA entered into their own violent armed struggle as the war escalated. Entire divisions and vast numbers of NVA troops were sent south, conducting large-scale operations in a conventional war fought almost entirely by the NVA, and not the VC, as is often believed. Despite limited armor, artillery and air support, the NVA were an extremely politicized and professional force with strict control measures and leadership concepts - soldiers were expected to be totally committed to the cause, and to sacrifice all to ensure its success. Gordon Rottman follows the fascinating life of the highly motivated infantryman from conscription and induction through training to real combat experiences. Covering the evolution of the forces from 1958 onwards, this book takes an in-depth look at the civilian and military lives of the soldiers, while accompanying artwork details the uniforms, weapons and equipment used by the NVA in their clash against America and her allies.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · Recruitment/ Enlistment · Training · Appearance · Equipment · Conditions of Service · On Campaign · Belief and Belonging · Experience of Battle · After the Battle · Collecting/Museums/Re-enactment · Bibliography · Glossary · Index

Product details

Published Feb 17 2009
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781846033711
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 42 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 135
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon L. Rottman

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

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Brian Delf

BRIAN DELF began his career producing artwork for…

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