US Marine Corps Tank Crewman 1965–70

Vietnam

US Marine Corps Tank Crewman 1965–70 cover

US Marine Corps Tank Crewman 1965–70

Vietnam

Description

By 1960, following Korea, tanks and their crews had proved themselves to be a fundamental part of the Marine Corps' combined arms team. When the Marines were ordered to Vietnam in 1965, they took their tanks with them. This book explores this decision, which created a political storm. The presence of the tanks became a lightning rod for accusations of an 'escalation' of the war. Nevertheless, the tanks not only proved their value in the anti-guerrilla campaigns, but also amid the bitter conventional fighting and extraordinary casualties at Hue City. The ability to undertake such radical change and to prevail demonstrated the versatility, courage and tenacity that are the hallmarks of the 'ordinary' Marine.

Product details

Published Apr 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781780966335
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 51 b/w; 9 col
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 90
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Ed Gilbert

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Illustrator

Howard Gerrard

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