U.S. Forces in Vietnam: 1962-1967

Guillaume Rousseaux

 
Date Published :
November 2012
Publisher :
Histoire and Collections
Series :
Militaria Guides
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9782352502524
Pages : 68
Dimensions : 9.5 X 8 inches
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$22.95

Overview
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This publication covers the chronological evolution of uniforms, equipment and weaponry issued to the American soldier during the first years of the conflict, from 1962 to 1967 (a second volume will cover the 1968 to 1975 period). All of the uniforms and equipment shown are period, however some of the weapons are replicas. In the aim of depicting characteristic servicemen at given periods, a great deal of research was undertaken in order to guarantee coherence between the units, dates and geographical situations. Differing from other publications, the author has deliberately chosen to illustrate all types of service personnel rather than solely combatants in order to give an exact presentation of the American military during this period. Indeed, it should be remembered that 85% of service personnel in Vietnam were support troops and advisors.

REVIEWS
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Ideal for those interested in the detail of uniforms and history of the US involvement in Vietnam generally, but especially aimed at the militaria collectors and re-enactors who want to re-create specific uniforms for a specific time, place and unit. For the modeller, it is equally ideal thanks to modern colour photos showing real items of clothing and equipment from the period. ...The quality of the photos is excellent, and the variety shown makes for a very handy uniform reference

- Military Modeling.com, January 2014

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