Vietnam : The Complete Story Of The Australian War

Davies Bruce / McKay Gary

Editorial: Allen & Unwin, 2012
ISBN 10: 1741750288 / ISBN 13: 9781741750287
Usado / Hardcover / Cantidad: 0
Librería: Imprints Booksellers (ADELAIDE, SA, Australia)
Disponible en otras librerías
Ver todos  los ejemplares de este libro

Sobre el libro

Lamentablemente este ejemplar en específico ya no está disponible. A continuación, le mostramos una lista de copias similares.


Overseas sales will attract extra postage. N° de ref. de la librería 000910

Sobre este título:

Sinopsis: Vietnam remains one of most controversial and difficult wars that has been fought. On the 50th anniversary of Australia's first involvement comes Vietnam: The Complete Story of the Australian War, for anyone who wishes to understand why Australia went to war, and wants to make sense of the intensely unrelenting warfare. For Bruce Davies and Gary McKay, the history of Vietnam—its wars, colonial domination, its search for freedom, and its subsequent loss—speaks to an Australian anxiety of a very small population far away from the center of an empire to which it was firmly committed. The rise of Japan, the War in the Pacific, and the postcolonial independence of the peoples of Southeast Asia, coupled with the mercurial influence of Ho Chi Minh and the rise of communism, form the background to the commitment of Australian forces. Vietnam takes the reader to the front line, describing the experiences of soldier, politician, villager, enemy; and into the war room to unpick the military and political strategies. We see the challenges the Australians faced against not only a dogged enemy, but also those by the allies in their quest to defeat a powerful counterinsurgency. The authors' new archival research in Australia and America raises questions about the operational performance of both sides, and recently discovered documents shed new light on the enemy's tactical thinking. Meticulously researched and marked with acute critical analysis and a deep understanding of the place and the war, Vietnam shows the experience of Australian soldiers as never before.

About the Author: Bruce Davies saw operational service in South Vietnam in part of every year between 1965 and 1970. He served with 1 RAR, an Australian Infantry Battalion and then twice with AATTV as an advisor with ARVN infantry in I Corps and the Mike Force in Pleiku. He was mentioned in Despatches in 1970 and received a Commendation for Distinguished Service in Vietnam in the End of War List. Bruce has several foreign awards for valor and service in Vietnam. In 1977, Bruce was appointed a Member of the British Empire for his military service. He is the coauthor of The Men Who Persevered, with Gary McKay, and author of The Battle at Ngok Tavak. Gary McKay was a national serviceman who served in South Vietnam as a rifle platoon commander with 4 RAR in 1971. He was seriously wounded in the last major engagement by Australians in the war, where he was also awarded the Military Cross for gallantry. He became a career officer in the Australian Army after the war, serving for 30 years.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Detalles bibliográficos

Título: Vietnam : The Complete Story Of The ...
Editorial: Allen & Unwin
Año de publicación: 2012
Encuadernación: Hardcover
Condición del libro: Near Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine
Edición: 1st Edition

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks


Bruce Davies
Editorial: Allen & Unwin, Australia (2012)
ISBN 10: 1741750288 ISBN 13: 9781741750287
Usado Primera edición Cantidad: 1
Black Stump Books And Collectables
(Skipton, VIC,, Australia)

Descripción Allen & Unwin, Australia, 2012. Estado de conservación: As New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: As New in Mylar Archive Sleeve. First Edition. A straight unmarked book, as new. Nº de ref. de la librería 037447

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar usado
EUR 27,70
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 23,05
De Australia a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío