The struggle for Vietnam in the 1960s, in which the United States attempted to bolster the South against Viet Cong guerrillas backed by the Communist regime in the north, was to shock the world and divide a nation. In the defense of a theory – that if the South fell the whole region would fall to Communism – the United States spent $145,000 million at 1974 prices, her aircraft dropped eight million tons of bombs, and her armed forces suffered 46,370 fatalities (900,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong were also killed). The Illustrated History of the Vietnam War is a timely account of the 6,000-day conflict in Southeast Asia. Illustrated throughout with both color and black and white photographs that bring the conflict to life, the lucid, authoritative text includes eye-witness accounts of the battles and incidents of America’s undeclared war. The Illustrated History of the Vietnam War provides a graphic and compelling account of one of the most brutal conflicts of modern history.
7.5 x 9.75, 256 pages, 250 color photographs and 30 color artworks, 9781782742883, hardback
Type = Books, Magazines, Catalogs and Videos
Category = Books- Modern
Period = Vietnam War
Material = Hardcover Book
Date of Release = 2015-08-01a
Status = Available