Kontum: The Battle to Save South Vietnam (Battles and Campaigns Series)

Kontum: The Battle to Save South Vietnam (Battles and Campaigns Series)

Thomas P. McKenna

within the spring of 1972, North Vietnam invaded South Vietnam in what grew to become often called the Easter Offensive. just about all of the yankee forces had already withdrawn from Vietnam apart from a small crew of yankee advisers to the South Vietnamese military. The twenty third ARVN Infantry department and its American advisers have been despatched to safeguard the provincial capital of Kontum within the critical Highlands. They have been surrounded and attacked by way of 3 enemy divisions with heavy artillery and tanks yet, with the aid of air strength, controlled to effectively protect Kontum and stop South Vietnam from being reduce in part and defeated.

Although a lot has been written concerning the Vietnam battle, little of it addresses both the Easter Offensive or the conflict of Kontum. In Kontum: The conflict to avoid wasting South Vietnam, Thomas P. McKenna fills this hole, providing the single in-depth account to be had of this violent engagement. McKenna, a U.S. infantry lieutenant colonel assigned as an army adviser to the twenty third department, participated within the conflict of Kontum and combines his own studies with years of interviews and study from fundamental assets to explain the occasions top as much as the invasion and the conflict itself.

Kontum sheds new mild at the activities of U.S. advisers in strive against through the Vietnam conflict. McKenna's booklet is not just a necessary historic source for America's such a lot arguable warfare yet a private tale of valor and survival.

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