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- DescriptionAt the end of October 1969, 5,000 North Vietnamese Army regulars surrounded a force of 150 American soldiers and their South Vietnamese allies at a firebase in a far-flung corner of Vietnam. The situation was desperate and, despite initial attempts to resupply the base, soon became untenable. It was fight on and meet near-certain death or capture--or attempt an escape. Led by a pair of -nsense Special Forces soldiers, the Americans and their allies chose escape, which was a harrowing five-hour experience conducted across two and a half miles of enemy-infested ground in the dark of night. This story of against-all-odds bravery is also a cautionary tale about the perils of Richard Nixon's policy of Vietnamization, which produced the precarious situation at Fire Support Base Kate.
- Author BiographyArthur G. Sharp is the author of numerous articles and serves as editor of the First Marine Division's quarterly magazine. He lives near Hartford, Connecticut.
- Author(s)Arthur G. Sharp
- PublisherStackpole Books
- Date of Publication26/06/2014
- SubjectMilitary History
- Place of PublicationMechanicsburg
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintStackpole Books
- Content Notecolour illustrations
- Weight476 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine28 mm
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