The Tunnels of Cu Chi

Author: Tom Mangold

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: 0307833364

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 2160


At the height of the Vietnam conflict, a complex system of secret underground tunnels sprawled from Cu Chi Province to the edge of Saigon. In these burrows, the Viet Cong cached their weapons, tended their wounded, and prepared to strike. They had only one enemy: U.S. soldiers small and wiry enough to maneuver through the guerrillas’ narrow domain. The brave souls who descended into these hellholes were known as “tunnel rats.” Armed with only pistols and K-bar knives, these men inched their way through the steamy darkness where any number of horrors could be awaiting them–bullets, booby traps, a tossed grenade. Using firsthand accounts from men and women on both sides who fought and killed in these underground battles, authors Tom Mangold and John Penycate provide a gripping inside look at this fearsome combat. The Tunnels of Cu Chi is a war classic of unbearable tension and unforgettable heroes. Praise for The Tunnels of Cu Chi “A claustrophobic but fascinating tale.”—The Wall Street Journal “Chilling . . . what war really was and how it was fought.”—The New York Times “Gripping . . . highly recommended.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Remarkable.”—The Washington Post

The Tunnels of Cu Chi

Author: Tom Mangold,John Penycate

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780226012

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 4710


The story of an extraordinary campaign in the Vietnam War - fought in a 200-mile labyrinth of underground tunnels and chambers. The campaign in the tunnels of Cu Chi was fought with cunning and savagery between Viet Cong guerrillas and special teams of US infantrymen called 'Tunnel Rats'. The location: the 200-mile labyrinth of underground tunnels and secret chambers that the Viet Cong had dug around Saigon. The Tunnel Rats were GIs of legendary skill and courage. Armed only with knives and pistols, they fought hand-to-hand against a cruel and ingenious enemy inside the booby-trapped blackness of the tunnels. For the Viet Cong the tunnel network became their battlefield, their barracks, their arms factories and their hospitals, as the ground above was pounded to dust by American shells and bombs.

Revisiting Vietnam

Author: Julia Bleakney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135520364

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 6677


This book explores the memorializing practices of American veterans of the Vietnam War at several of the most significant contemporary sites of memory in the United States and Vietnam. These sites include veterans' memoirs, museum exhibits, replicas of the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and tourism to Vietnam. Because war memorializing has, since the late 1960s, shifted focus from national soul searching to personal identity and recovery, I emphasize how contemporary narratives of the war, shaped more by memory than by history, often are detached from the specific history of the war and its political controversies. Drawing on trauma and cultural memory scholarship, as well as empirical data gathered during field research in the U.S. and Vietnam, the author examines how veterans' memorializing practices have become increasingly individualized, commodified, and conservative since the early 1980s.

Southeast Asia

Author: Jeremy Atiyah

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781858288932

Category: Travel

Page: 1303

View: 9971


THE ROUGH GUIDE TO SOUTHEAST ASIA is the essential handbook to this stunning region, covering nine countries plus Hong Kong and Macau. Features include: Full-colour section introducing Southeast Asia's highlights. Unrivalled accounts of every destination, from vibrant cities to the remotest beaches. Lively reviews of the best places to stay, eat, drink and party. Detailed coverage of a wealth of activities, such as the sunrise climb up Mount Bromo, travelling along the Mekong River and diving in the Philippines. Dependable transport details, including border crossings and island ferries. Maps and plans for every region.

Vietnam

Author: Jan Dodd,Mark Lewis

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781843530954

Category: Travel

Page: 590

View: 1612


The Rough Guide to Vietnam is the ideal companion for exploring Southeast Asia''s most intriguing destination. A full-colour introductory section includes photos of the country''s highlights, from the waterborne markets of the Mekong Delta to the faded elegance of Hanoi. Lively coverage is given to towns and attractions and opinionated reviews give an up-to-the-minute impression of the country''s best-known sights. There is practical advice on exploring everything that may concern the independent traveller, from negotiating Vietnam''s borders to dining in street kitchens. The Contexts section includes enlightening articles on Vietnamese history, religion, music and film. "The Rough Guide to Vietnam is strongly recommended" The Daily Telegraph

Vietnam War

Author: James H. Willbanks

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610691032

Category: History

Page: 341

View: 5516


The Vietnam War was one of America's longest, bloodiest, and most controversial wars. This volume examines the complexities of this protracted conflict and explains why the lessons learned in Vietnam are still highly relevant today. * More than 45 contributors, including Robert K. Brigham, Cecil B. Currey, Arnold R. Isaacs, Lewis Sorley, Spencer C. Tucker, and David T. Zabecki * Introductory essays provide a broad overview of the Vietnam War and help readers understand the causes and consequences of the conflict * Maps depicting South Vietnam, infiltration routes, and key battles

Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Footprint Handbook

Author: Claire Boobbyer,Andrew Spooner

Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides

ISBN: 1907263640

Category: Travel

Page: 448

View: 7725


Whether you want to experience the hustle and bustle of Hanoi, feel the eeriness of the Plain of Jars, gaze at the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat or head down the Mekong on a slow boat, you can do all this and more with Footprint's totally revised and updated 4th edition Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Handbook. With in-depth coverage of all three countries this guidebook is perfect if you are planning a trip to this stunning region. Extensive, thoroughly researched information which will help you plan your trip as well as advise you on the ground. *Including an extensive planning section and suggestions for getting off the beaten track * Eating, sleeping and drinking listings for every budget * Features information on how to get there and how to get around plus carefully planned itineraries to help you have the best possible experience whether you're travelling for one week or one month *The heart of the guide is divided by country with each section offering an overview map, local information on how to get around with transport and street maps where relevant * Each section has an overview map, local information on how to get around with transport and street maps where relevant, a short history of the region, thorough advice on what to see and do and a directory of key local information on banks, embassies, internet cafes, medical and services * Full-colour mini atlas to help you get your bearings and plan your journeys From the vivid rice paddies of Vietnam to Phnom Penh, the fascinating modern day capital of Cambodia, to laid-back Laos and its picture-postcard gilded temples, Footprint's fully updated 4th edition will help you get to the heart of this exquisite region and charming people.

Vietnam Dream Trip

Author: Claire Boobbyer

Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides

ISBN: 1907263683

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 1162


During your valuable holidays, you will want to experience the heart of Vietnam. Footprint’s Dream Trip Vietnam will ensure you discover the very best this paradoxical destination has to offer as well as take you to some fantastic out-of-the-way places hand-picked by the author. From the best places to contemplate ancient pagodas and temples, to navigating the charming city of Hanoi which teems with contrasts, this new guide is packed full of ideas, suggestions and expert advice to help you design your own dream trip. • Packed with detailed information on where to go and what to do • A hand-picked selection of the very best places to stay and to eat • Full-colour trip-planning section featuring detailed itineraries and maps • Off-the-beaten track suggestions from the author • Compact, pocket-sized format so you can carry it with you • Written by a local expert offering you insider information Footprint’s carefully tailored information ensures that you get the most out of your dream trip.