We Were Soldiers Once... and Young: Ia Drang — The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam

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Product code: 00198

ISBN: 978-617-664-244-2

Publish year: 2022

Series: The Command Officers’ Library

Genre: History, Military literature

Age categories: Adult

Cover: Hardcover

Amount: 704 pages

Size: 20×13 см

We Were Soldiers Once... and Young: Ia Drang — The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam
Harold Gregory Moore, Joseph L. Galloway

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While the battle of Somme started the era of tanks, the battle in the valley of Ia Drang tested the theory of airborne troops. Thanks to the professional knowledge of general Harold Moore and the literary talent of journalist Joseph Galloway, the participants of this battle, tactical considerations, influence of politics upon strategy, peculiarities of using arms and other aspects of military arts become understandable, forming a coherent picture not only of a certain battle but also of the Vietnam war in general. The book, which was adapted into the film of the same name, is addressed to servicemen, volunteers, researchers in military history, to all those who are interested in military arts and study the impact of war on our life.
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Harold (Hal) Gregory Moore (1922–2017) is a graduate of West Point, a master parachutist and an army aviator. During the war in Korea he commanded two infantry companies. Later, already in Vietnam, he headed the 1st Battalion of the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the 3rd Brigade of the 1st Cavalry (Airborne) Division, and the aforementioned brigade after the battle in the valley of Ia Drang. More details
Joseph Lee Galloway, born 1941, at the age of 19 headed the bureau of the United Press International (UPI) news agency. During 15 years he worked as a correspondent in Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Singapore and the former Soviet Union. More details
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