The Village

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Author: Bing West

Brand: Pocket Books

Edition: reprint

Genre: HISTORY

Number Of Pages: 400

Publisher: Pocket Books

Release Date: 01-01-2003

Details: In Black Hawk Down, the fight went on for a day. In We Were Soldiers Once & Young, the fighting lasted three days. In The Village, one Marine squad fought for 495 days—half of them died.

Few American battles have been so extended, savage and personal. A handful of Americans volunteered to live among six thousand Vietnamese, training farmers to defend their village. Such “Combined Action Platoons” (CAPs) are now a lost footnote about how the war could have been fought; only the villagers remain to bear witness. This is the story of fifteen resolute young Americans matched against two hundred Viet Cong; how a CAP lived, fought and died. And why the villagers remember them to this day.

EAN: 9780743457576

Package Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 1.2 inches

Languages: English