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Posted by: xeneize Was a real "Blitzkrieg", the NVA overrun the ARVN in only 55 days after 15 years of war, since the very poor perfomance in the 72 campaign, the NVA with soviet training and weapons, make a decisive armoured assault ending the war.


Now a lot of new information is avaible for a Campaign book!!!!
Posted on: 06/07/2014 00:52:00

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Posted by: Railok
Total Posts: 19
Joined Date: Monday, 8 October 2012
In the terms of all-arms cooperation, it is perhaps more dubious to call it a blitzkrieg but it was definitely a feat of arms! Well-deserved of a campaign title and the fresh new research that exists on these fateful months makes it a very potential title indeed.
Posted on: 06/07/2014 02:30:00
Posted by: Amaral
Total Posts: 200
Joined Date: Friday, 8 March 2013
The Americans stabbed Saigon in the back, the lack of money was decisive to the defeat of the ARVN.
Posted on: 06/07/2014 03:01:00
Posted by: tarawa90
Total Posts: 79
Joined Date: Wednesday, 8 August 2012
You can thank the Democrat controlled Congress for that one. Ford asked for support and they shot him down.
Posted on: 06/07/2014 03:42:00
Posted by: kuvaszsleepybear
Total Posts: 288
Joined Date: Wednesday, 7 August 2013
Check out "Black April:The Fall of South Vietnam 1973-75" by George Veith.
Posted on: 06/07/2014 04:34:00
Posted by: .George Washington
Total Posts: 164
Joined Date: Friday, 21 June 2013
Osprey definitely needs more Vietnam War Campaign Books, Dien Bien Phu, Ia Drang, Easter Offensive, and Lam Son 19 would all be good titles.
Posted on: 06/07/2014 13:57:00
Posted by: GI Gene
Total Posts: 59
Joined Date: Saturday, 7 February 2009
The 1975 campaign would make an excellent Campaign title.

Perhaps there could be a separate Raid title on not just the US evacuation Saigon, but from other parts of South Vietnam as well.
Posted on: 06/07/2014 18:57:00
Posted by: xeneize
Total Posts: 75
Joined Date: Friday, 18 January 2013
Amaral. The U$S was a drug for SV, more they have, more they want, the south was doomed, never was ready to figth ALONE.





Not the french, not the EEUU, not the ARVN was ready to figth with the will of the north, they were ready to pay a terrible Price, the others not.







Ho Chi Minh send a letter to Jonshon in 1965 "the war can last five, ten or twenty years, doesn't matter, Vietnam will win"
Posted on: 06/07/2014 21:21:00
Posted by: Amaral
Total Posts: 200
Joined Date: Friday, 8 March 2013
I will have to agree in part, xeneise. Yes, it is true the Communists were more willing to fight and were more prepared. The war could only be maintained by massive influxes of support (money, weapons, food, etc) provided by the Superpowers to the two combatants. The support Hanoi received from Moscow and Beijing never wavered, while the support of the US was always intermittent and fluctuated with their internal problems (the Americans still do not understand the difference between governament policy and state policy, as a French general denounced by the frivolous conduct of the war in Afghanistan, and he said that before this mess in Iraq). As Tarawa said, the congress just dropped off a foreign policy that was in effect since the 1950's. And by no reason whatsoever! The US gained nothing with this decision. It lost a valuable ally (one of the largest food productions in the world and one of the biggest populations in the region), was humilliated in the eyes of the world, sended the oppsite message to their other allies around the globe (instead of "Trust the US, we will not fail", other countries just understood that the Americans could not be trusted, as they could leave anytime regardless of the actual situation in the field; just as a kid gets tired of a new toy and go somewhere else).
Posted on: 07/07/2014 19:27:00
Posted by: xeneize
Total Posts: 75
Joined Date: Friday, 18 January 2013
Amaral. Saigón 1975 will be Kabul 2017.
Posted on: 07/07/2014 23:14:00
Posted by: Amaral
Total Posts: 200
Joined Date: Friday, 8 March 2013
I hope not, but everything depends on the Americans - because European NATO is doing nothing.
Posted on: 10/07/2014 01:21:00

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