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Fire in the Streets: The Battle for Hue, Tet 1968

Extreame Savings Item! Save 48% on the Fire in the Streets: The Battle for Hue, Tet 1968 by Casemate at Hanoi PE. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. The Tet Offensive of January 1968 was the most important military campaign of the Vietnam War. The ancient capital city of Hue, once considered the

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The Tet Offensive of January 1968 was the most important military campaign of the Vietnam War. The ancient capital city of Hue, once considered the jewel of Indochina’s cities, was a key objective of a surprise Communist offensive launched on Vietnam’s most important holiday. But when the North Vietnamese launched their massive invasion of the city, instead of the general civilian uprising and easy victory they had hoped for, they faced a devastating battle of attrition with enormous casualties on both sides. In the end, the battle for Hue was an unambiguous military and political victory for South Vietnam and the United States.

In Fire in the Streets, the dramatic narrative of the battle unfolds on an hour-by-hour, day-by-day basis. The focus is on the U.S. and South Vietnamese soldiers and Marines–from the top commanders down to the frontline infantrymen–and on the men and women who supported them. With access to rare documents from both North and South Vietnam and hundreds of hours of interviews, Eric Hammel, a renowned military historian, expertly draws on first-hand accounts from the battle participants in this engrossing mixture of action and commentary.

In addition, Hammel examines the tremendous strain the surprise attack put on the South Vietnamese-U.S. alliance, the shocking brutality of the Communist “liberators,” and the lessons gained by U.S. Marines forced to wage battle in a city–a task for which they were utterly unprepared and which remains highly relevant today.

Re-issued in the fiftieth anniversary year of the battle, with an updated photo section and maps this is the only complete and authoritative account of this crucial landmark battle.

Table of Contents

Guide to Terms and Abbreviations
Phonetic Alphabet

PART I: General Offensive-General Uprising
PART II: Assault on Hue
PART III: Into the Fog
PART IV: The Treasury
PART V: Thon Que Chu
PART VI: The Hospital
PART VII: Provincial Headquarters
PART VIII: The Citadel
PART IX: T-T Woods
PART X: The Flagpole


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Item Size:0.7 x 8.9 x 8.9 inches
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Package Size:6.02 x 0.79 x 0.79 inches

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