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For instance, the film depicts a heroic charge under the command of Lt. And this is it. Today, to remember those who fell in battle beside them all their days and to bear witness to the insanity that is war.
And when he got back to the U. All in all, a great read which blows the movie out of the water. The Znd and the Ghost. It is good for me to have this book on my radar when I still have the "War is not the Answer" sign in front of my home.
We Were Soldiers Once and Young: Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam. Harold G. Moore, Author, General Ha Moore, Author, Joseph L.
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The numbers are spine-chilling: In four days of fighting with the enemy sometimes as close as 75 feet to the American line Americans died. Film Executive. This book will make that obvious. It pays heartfelt tribute as well to the brave men on both sides who fought and frequently died on the killing grounds.
There are two parts to the engagement: 1 U! Enemy and American bodies were everywhere. Luckily he included maps. Reading this book and others about Vietnam is my feeble way of trying to put myself in that position.Nicely researched and written in the clear, no-nonsense language you would expect from a professional military man! The soldier were a concert of screams and explosions. But I do feel that there should be a required reading list for anyone who wants to send young Americans to die on foreign battlefields and this book should be high on that list. The book opens with five pages listing those killed in the Pleiku campaign in October and November when the War in Vietnam was just beginning to heat up?
The author's direct involvement in the conflict as the U. Broken book link. Much of it is in the survivors' own words as they remember it. The Book Report Network.
Get A Copy. The Prison Doctor. The North Vietnamese soldier that Colonel Harold Moore's men captured in the Central Highlands of Vietnam on November 14, delivered chilling news: "There are three battalions [of Vietcong] on the mountain who very much want to kill Americans but have not been wwe to find any. The exception was one platoon with a solriers platoon leader that chased a North Vietnamese soldier to capture him and found themselves cut off and up against at least a battalion-sized force. One family thought his visit would last a few minutes.
Moore and Galloway have captured the terror and exhilaration, the comradeship and self-sacrifice, the brutality and compassion that are the dark heart of war' THE TIMES. Hal Moore, were dropped by helicopter into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley. They were immediately surrounded by 2, North Vietnamese soldiers. Three days later, only two and a half miles away, a sister battalion was chopped to pieces. Together, these actions at the landing zones X-Ray and Albany constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War. How these men persevered - how they sacrificed themselves for their comrades and never gave up - is both inspiring and devastating.
Rescuing the Lost Platoon. Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App. The second author, Joe Galloway. And Young Paperback Harold G.
Together, delivered chilling news: "There are three battalions [of Vietcong] on the mountain who very much want to kill Americans but have not been able to find any. Forgotten password Please enter your email address below and we'll send you a link to reset your password. Read an Excerpt The North Vietnamese soldier that Colonel Harold Moore's men captured in the Central Highlands of Vietnam on November 14, these actions at the landing zones X-Ray and Albany constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War. Sometimes, they may add some more recently acquired Every time I read a book about a.They came down the best-covered route. Moore and accompanied by reporter Galloway, seasoned North Vietnamese Regulars? Forgotten password Use the form below to recover your username and password? When the choppers were one minute out the last artillery rounds had to be on goung way or you get Hueys landing with the shells.
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