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The Battle Of An Loc (Twentieth-Century Battles)

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Published by Indiana University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: Vietnam War,
  • Asian history: Vietnam War,
  • Battles & campaigns,
  • c 1970 to c 1980,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History,
  • Military,
  • The Americas,
  • Vietnam,
  • Military - Vietnam War,
  • An Loc, Battle of, An Loc, V,
  • An Loc, Battle of, An Lãòoc, Vietnam, 1972

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages226
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9818955M
    ISBN 100253344816
    ISBN 109780253344816


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The Battle Of An Loc (Twentieth-Century Battles) by James H. Willbanks Download PDF EPUB FB2

On page 37 it goes to high intensity with the Battle of Loc Ninh, a neighbor of An Loc. Willbanks gives you great empathy for those on the ground at Loc Ninh and An Loc, who were in a desperate struggle for their lives.

It was hard to put the book down, once I got to the Battle of An Loc. The book slows down again in the last two chapters and Cited by: 7. This third advance, intended to cut South Vietnam in half and seize Saigon, is The Battle Of An Loc book focus of James Willbanks’ book The Battle of An Loc (Indiana University Press,hardcover $).

This short and sharp treatment of the battle is written from the perspective of one who was there, but it is more than a memoir. Here is a review I wrote on the book "The Battle of An Loc" by James Wilbanks for the Military History Book Club.

A must have book for anyone with an interest in Viet-Nam. This is a very good read. The Battle of An Loc was a major battle of the Vietnam War that lasted from April 13 to J /5.

Prelude to battle --The Nguyen Hue campaign --The area of operations --The battle of Loc Ninh --The opening battle for An Loc --Second attack on An Loc --NVA high tide --The fight for highway 13 --Breaking the siege --Evaluating the battle of An Loc.

Series Title: Twentieth-century battles. Responsibility: James H. Willbanks. More information. More than that, however, was the fact that very little stood between the North Vietnamese The Battle Of An Loc book Saigon except the forces at An Loc." —from The Battle of An Loc.

With the knowledge born of firsthand experience, James H. Willbanks tells the story of the day siege of An Loc. "The Battle of An Loc" by James Wilbanks.

A must have book for anyone with an interest in Viet-Nam. This is a very good read. The author, James Wilbanks, was present and wounded at An by: 7. On page 37 it goes to high intensity with the Battle of Loc Ninh, a neighbor of An Loc.

Willbanks gives you great empathy for those on the ground at Loc Ninh and An Loc, who were in a desperate struggle for their lives. It was hard to put the book down, once I got to the Battle of An Loc.

The book slows down again in the last two chapters and /5. The Battle of An Loc was one of the most important battles of the Vietnam War.

It took place during the North Vietnamese Spring Offensive, after most Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Willbanks, James H., These books usually focus on the height of American involvement, when large numbers of File Size: 2MB.

Awesome site. I served a tour in An Loc Aug68 – Oct69 with Adv. Team I have a number of newspaper articles on the Battle of An Loc in my scrap book.

The courage and valor needs to be told. I salute the bravest of the brave and god bless all of you for making your country and uniform proud. The battle can be considered one of the major events during the gradual American exit from Vietnam.

An advisor to the South Vietnamese during the battle, Willbanks places the battle in the context of the shifting role of the American forces and a policy decision to shift more of the burden of fighting the war onto the Vietnamese troops.

""Three days before Easter last spring, the North Vietnamese struck South Vietnam with a fury unknown to the Vietnam war since the Tet offensive four years earlier.

They poured south across the DMZ, smashed into the central highland from Laos, crossed the border from Cambodia and, with an army of 36, men and Russian-made tanks, raced toward Saigon, boasting that they'd be in the city by Reviews: 1. Prelude to Battle 2. The Nguyen Hue Campaign 3.

The Area of Operations 4. The Battle of Loc Ninh 5. The Opening Battle for An Loc 6. Second Attack on An Loc 7. NVA High Tide 8. The Fight for Highway 13 9. Breaking the Siege Evaluating the Battle of An Loc Aftermath Epilogue Appendix 1. Order of Battle Appendix 2. "The Battle of An Loc is a fine book with rich, vibrant descriptions of combat, weapons, and command decisions.

Willbanks writes from an insider's perspective, but demonstrates the discipline of a historian who knows what questions to ask." —Net. NetPages: The Battle of An Loc, April ) The sun had just come up in An Loc, the capital city of Binh Long Province in South Vietnam; it was 13 April The author, at the time a U.S.

Army infantry officer serving as an adviser with the army of South Vietnam (the ARVN), was. Battle of An Loc - excellent story of a little kno. The Battle of An Loc is a fascinating book on a battle that few know anything about that took place in This was a siege right there with Dien Bien Phu and Stalingrad.

The book starts a little slow for the 1st 50 pages, but becomes a page turner as the desparate battle gets going.5/5(1). The Battle of An Loc. By James H. Willbanks. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pages.

$ Reviewed by Lieutenant Colonel Gregory A. Daddis, author of Fighting in the Great Crusade and Instructor, Department of History, US Military Academy. The Battle of An Loc was one of the bloodiest battles in the Vietnam War and a defining moment in the history of the Republic of South Vietnam.

A few square blocks tucked among vast rubber tree plantations, the provincial town was thought to be of little strategic value to the North Vietnamese.

Read "Thiet Gap. The Battle Of An Loc, April [Illustrated Edition]" by Lt-Colonel James H. Willbanks available from Rakuten Kobo.

[Illustrated with 1 table, 7 maps, 1 figure and 13 Illustrations] The Battle of An Loc was one of the most important bat Brand: Normanby Press. True Faith and Allegiance: An American Paratrooper and the Battle for An Loc is an intimate and compelling account of the most brutal infantry warfare and is also a critique of the mishandling of America’s departure from Indochina.

An unintended consequence of Washington’s stampede to get out of Indochina was an upsurge in combat on a scale not seen before in Vietnam, Reviews: At on 30 April PAVN in the hamlet of An Loc The Marines had lost 81 killed in the battle while the PAVN had lost at least killed.

Company E commander Captain James E. Livingston and Company G commander Captain Jay R. Vargas were each awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions during the battle.

In a North Vietnamese offensive of more t men and tanks smashed into South Vietnam and raced to capture Saigon. All that stood in their way was a small band of 6, South Vietnamese (ARVN) soldiers and militiamen, and a handful of American advisors with U.S.

air support, guarding An Loc, a town sixty miles north of Saigon and on the main highway to it. The Battle of An Loc was one of the bloodiest battles in the Vietnam War and a defining moment in the history of the Republic of South Vietnam. A few square blocks tucked among vast rubber tree plantations, the provincial town was thought to be of little strategic value to the North : McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers.

-Net, "The Battle of An Loc is a fine book with rich, vibrant descriptions of combat, weapons, and command decisions. Willbanks writes from an insider's perspective, but demonstrates the discipline of a historian who knows what questions to ask." -- Net, "The Battle of An Loc is a fine book with rich, vibrant descriptions ofcombat, weapons Cited by: 7.

The Battle of An Loc Wow, finally a book about a major NVA-ARVN battle, even if centered on the US soldiers involved. H-NET BOOK REVIEWPublished by H. Books that are in stock at our local suppliers will normally get to us within 7 to 10 days. -HistoryNet The Battle of An Loc could only be written effectively by a participant, and Willbanks was present as an advisor to an ARVN unit.

But this is not just an eyewitness account. Utilizing newly discovered archival evidence and recently. Both of these books, as well as several others,contained elements of combat experiences in conjunction with traditional pacification efforts.

James Willbanks, in his book _The Battle of An Loc_, vividly describes the U.S. advisory effort at the end of America’s involvement in the war,during Hanoi’s Easter Offensive. Battle of Loc Ninh, Oct - Nov John McCoy's comments: My memories of Loc Ninh are as strong as any from my tour in Vietnam.

That said, I know there is an awful lot that I have forgotten in the 34 years since our experience at Loc Ninh in There is still more that I did not know until recently.

The Battle of An Loc showed the will and fortitude of the enemy as well as tested the perseverance of the defending forces of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN). Along with all this it showed a more modern form of battle using ground as well as air power, and set the stage for the superiority of the air power used today.1 An Loc was a.

His books include A Raid Too Far: Operation Lam Son and Vietnamization in Laos, The Tet Offensive: A Concise History, and Abandoning Vietnam.

" The Battle of An Loc could only be written effectively by a participant, and Willbanks was present as an advisor to an ARVN unit. But this is not just an eyewitness account. The Battle of An Loc: Willbanks, James H.: Books - Skip to main Try Prime Hello, Sign in.

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Narrated by Charles Craig. Available from Audible. Book published by Indiana University Press. With the knowledge born of firsthand experience, James H. Willbanks tells the story of the day siege of An Loc. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT PAGE UP.  The An Loc website is the result of a project I started four years after I retired from flying. Looking back to Vietnam in April ofI was a Sundog FAC flying in the battle of An Loc. On two of my missions over An Loc, I carried my personal cassette recorder fitted with an ear piece in my helmet, and recorded several hours of radio transmissions. Thirty.

In a North Vietnamese offensive of more t men and tanks smashed into South Vietnam and raced to capture Saigon. All that stood in their way was a small band of 6, South Vietnamese (ARVN) soldiers and militiamen, and a handful of American advisors with U.S. air support, guarding An Loc, a town sixty miles north of Saigon and on the main highway to it.

The audiobook edition of Hell in An Loc; The Easter Invasion and the Battle That Saved South Viet Nam by Lam Quang Thi, narrated by Gregg A. Rizzo, is produced by University Press Audiobooks.\uCThree days before Easter last spring, the North Vietnamese struck South Vietnam with a fury unknown to the Vietnam war since the Tet offensive four years earlier They poured south.

The battle around An Loc was fierce and has been documented by others. I remember talking with some of you who flew in that battle who told the stories of surface-to-air missiles and intense antiaircraft fire.

Because there were few American ground units actually engaged in the fighting many Americans were unaware of the intensity of the.

Hell in An Loc by Lam Quang Thi | Books in Review. Former ARVN Gen. Lam Quang Thi presented a detailed history and assessment of the pivotal Battle of An Loc during the NVA Easter Offensive in Hell in An Loc: The Easter Invasion and the Battle That Saved South Vietnam, which was published in That book is now available in paperback (University of North Texas, pp., $).

pivotal battle will remind readers of the impor‐ tance of such soldiers to the war effort. The Battle of An Loc is a fine book with rich, vibrant descriptions of combat, weapons, and command decisions.

Willbanks writes from an in‐ sider's perspective, but demonstrates the disci‐ pline of a historian who knows what questions to ask. The collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with the American Revolution era (), including manuscripts, broadsides, government documents, books, images, and maps.

Get this from a library. Thiet Giap!: the battle of An Loc, April [James H Willbanks]. This study focuses on the conduct of the battle and the role of American combat advisers and United States air power played in.

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Col. John G. Heslin) Stars & Stripes. US Army Units. Helicopter Unit th Loc Ninh Story. US Air Force Units. C cargo C gunship Spectre AC Gunship home page AC Stinger Sundog FAC working with rescue of Stinger 41 Tom Milligan Forward Air Controllers FACs Sundog FACs.One, 2-page rule book: COURAGE UNDER FIRE The Battle of An Loc April Courage Under Fire is a low complexity, low counter density game on the assault on An Loc during the North Vietnamese Easter Offensive in The NVA launched the "Easter Offensive" and the village of An Loc became a critical objective as it was astride highway QLHe was wounded at An Loc on July 9, He is the General of the Army George C.

Marshall Chair of Military History at the Army’s Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and the author or editor of 14 books including The Battle of An Loc (Indiana University Press, ).

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