Introduction /The opposing sides /The Hill Fights: April 23-30, 1967 /Operation Kingfisher: July 28-29, 1967 /Hu?, New City: January 31-February 7, 1968 /Analysis /Aftermath /Unit organizations /Bibliography /Index
This is the story of the savage clashes between men of the United States Marine Corps and North Vietnamese Army as the latter sought to infiltrate South Vietnam. Archive photographs, specially commissioned artwork, official reports, and first-hand accounts are incorporated into an expert assessment of the realities of close-quarter infantry combat during a key stage of the Vietnam War.
David R. Higgins is the author of several military history books, including The Roer River Battles, King Tiger vs IS-2: Operation Solstice 1945 and Mark IV vs A7V: Villers-Bretonneux 1918. He has also written nearly 50 articles for magazines such as Strategy & Tactics, Armchair General, World at War and Modern War, and has appeared on television's 'Greatest Tank Battles'. He lives in Columbus, Ohio. Johnny Shumate works as a freelance illustrator living in Nashville, Tennessee. He began his career in 1987 after graduating from Austin Peay State University. Most of his work is rendered in Adobe Photoshop using a Cintiq monitor. His greatest influences are Angus McBride, Don Troiani, and Edouard Detaille. His interests include karate, running, Bible reading, history, and making English longbows.