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    DescriptionIn 1961 US special forces units began etering remote areas of Vietnam dominated by the Viet Cong. Their task was to organise local defence and strike forces aimed at stopping the enemy from gaining further control of such areas. The Green Berets set up fortified camps akin to forts of the old American Frontier, but adapted to modern warfare, from which indigenous troops defended local villages and attacked and harassed the enemy. How these camps were constructed, developed and defended is documented here for the first time. This book also covers the weapons, barriers and obstacles used in these camps, providing spesific examples of camp design and details how they withstood the test of battle against a determined and resourceful enemy.

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    Special Forces Camps in Vietnam, 1961-1970
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gordon L. Rottman, Illustrated by Chris Taylor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    ISBN 13: 9781841768397
    ISBN 10: 1841768391

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25850
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: AM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    B&T General Subject: 520
    LC classification: U
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000, HIS027070
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000, HIS027110, HIS027060
    DC22: 355.709597
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JW, AM, NH
    Illustrations note
    62 b&w illustrations, 2 colour illustrations
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    30 August 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group until reassigned to the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70. Gordon worked as a civilian contract Special Operations Forces Intelligence Specialist at the Army's Joint Readiness Center, Fort Polk, until 2002. He now devotes himself to full-time writing and research. Chris Taylor was born in Newcastle, UK, but now lives in London. After attending art college in his home town, he graduated in 1995 from Bournemouth University with a degree in computer graphics. Since then he has worked in the graphics industry and is currently a freelance illustrator for various publishing companies. He has a keen interest in filmmaking and is currently co-producing a movie.
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Chronology; The Buon Enao experiment; Design and development; Camp design; Camp construction; Daily life for the defenders; The test of battle; Aftermath; Bibliography and further reading; Glossary; Index