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Vietnam firebases, 1965-73 : American and Australian forces

Author: Randy E M Foster; Peter Dennis
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Osprey, 2007.
Series: Fortress, 58.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Artillery fire support bases of the free world forces played a critical role in the conduct of operations during the Vietnam War. They served to lay down high-volume fire on enemy firing sites, supported friendly infantry operations, and executed harassing fire missions where exact targets were not known. But the firebases themselves - which housed a range of other facilities such as troop shelters, surveillance  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Foster, Randy E.M.
Vietnam firebases, 1965-73.
Oxford ; New York : Osprey, 2007
(OCoLC)891436324
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randy E M Foster; Peter Dennis
ISBN: 9781846031038 1846031036
OCLC Number: 85845277
Description: 64 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
What is a firebase? --
Building a firebase --
The operational use of firebases --
Tour of a firebase : design and developments --
Life in a firebase --
Aftermath --
The sites today.
Series Title: Fortress, 58.
Responsibility: Randy E.M. Foster ; illustrated by Peter Dennis.
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Impressive in terms of scale and structure, the Fire Support Base became a dominant element in ground maneuver during the Vietnam War. With a description of the design, development and operational  Read more...

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