The US Marine Corps in the Vietnam War

III Marine Amphibious Force 1965–75

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The US Marine Corps in the Vietnam War

III Marine Amphibious Force 1965–75

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This book covers the US Marine Corps in the Vietnam War, centring on the structure and function of the two Fleet Marine Force (FMF) divisions and the corps command level, III Marine Amphibious Force (III MAF). This detailed examination of III MAF explores its infantry, armor, artillery, aviation, service and engineer elements. Author Ed Gilbert explains how they functioned and highlights tensions that arose in the command structure as the war progressed. He also illustrates how the two FMF divisions bore the brunt of the fighting in the more conventional war against Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army units, and the very different role of the four Combined Action Battalions based in Viatnamese Villages.

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Published Jun 27 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841769875
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 35 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Battle Orders
Short code BTO 19
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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