By the end of January 1968 the American people thought their armed forces were winning in South Vietnam after three years of escalating confl ict. Then the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong struck back, hitting military and political targets across the country. While the NVA and Viet Cong suffered a military defeat, they dealt a huge blow to US support for the war. If you want to understand what happened and why â read Battle Story.
Detailed profi les examine the background of the opposing commanders, as well as the contrasting tactics and equipment of their fighting forces
Contemporary accounts reveal the true story of this pivotal battle and its consequences for the Vietnam War
Specially commissioned maps analyse the key developments during the battle
Excellent photographs place the reader at the centre of the fighting
Orders of battle show the composition of the opposing forces' armies
ANDREW RAWSON is a freelance writer and the author of fifteen books, including British Army Handbook 1914-1918, Vietnam War Handbook, Battle tory: Battle of the Bulge and The Third Reich 1919-1939 for The History Press. He has a master's degree in history from Birmingham University. He lives in Mallorca.show more