The Tunnels of Cu Chi

Author: Tom Mangold,John Penycate

Publisher: Random House Incorporated


Category: History

Page: 294

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These tunnels, often dug just beneath the feet of the Americans, became the Viet Cong's sanctuaries, barracks, arms factories, theaters, and hospitals--those incredible men in the tunnels.

The Tunnels of Cu Chi

Author: Tom Mangold,John Penycate

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780226012

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 6436

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.

Summary of Tom Mangold's The Tunnels of Cu Chi

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: History

Page: 56

View: 3542

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Nam Thuan, the Communist party secretary of Phu My Hung village, was tasked with delaying any American advance on the village by luring the enemy into a fight. He would destroy them if possible, but if not, his diversionary battle would allow ample time for the village to be evacuated and the arms and guerrillas to be hidden. #2 Thuan was about to be awarded another Victory Medal. He had already been awarded two Victory Medals, but he was still small by Vietnamese standards. He had never known peace in his land. #3 Thuan was a commander of the part-time self-defense force in a village in Vietnam. He had fought a brave war, was cunning and ruthless, and knew the geography of all the eight miles of underground tunnels that the villagers had built. #4 The tunnel soldiers had not thrown grenades, but they had fired their pistols in volleys to clear the tunnel ahead. The Americans had brought out their dead and wounded from Thuan’s attack. Three helicopters arrived to take the victims.

Revisiting Vietnam

Author: Julia Bleakney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135520364

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 7755

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.


Author: Jan Dodd,Mark Lewis

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781843530954

Category: Travel

Page: 618

View: 1923

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: 389

View: 4025

This book provides a compendium of the key people, places, organizations, treaties, and events that make up the history of the war, explaining its causes, how it was conducted, and its far-reaching consequences. --from back cover.

Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Footprint Handbook

Author: Claire Boobbyer,Andrew Spooner

Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides

ISBN: 1907263640

Category: Travel

Page: 448

View: 9276

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.


Author: Mason Florence,Robert Storey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781864501896

Category: Guidebook

Page: 652

View: 9206

Intended for the independent traveller, this edition covers recommended places to stay and eat for all budgets and provides information on getting around.

Lonely Planet Vietnam

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1838692797


Page: 862

View: 6252