Vietnam From 1945

Ron Hayward and Peter Bull New York City: Gallery Books [an imprint of W. H. Smith Publishers, Inc.', 1987. Reprint edition. Hardcover. 62, [2--rear cover] pages. Illustrations (some in color). Appendices (including a chronology). Index. Further Reading. Sticker residue at bottom of front cover. Cover has some wear and soiling. This is one of the Conflict in the 20th Century series. Ian Beckett’s research focuses on British auxiliary forces, the First World War, and the late Victorian army. On auxiliary forces, his publications have included The Amateur Military Tradition, 15548-1945 and, most recently, the edited Citizen Soldiers and the British Empire, 1837-1902. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he has been Chairman of the Council of the Army Records Society since 2000, and is also Secretary to the Buckinghamshire Military Museum Trust. He is on the executive council of the Buckinghamshire Record Society, and is on the editorial boards of Small Wars and Insurgencies, and of two monograph series, Insurgency, Counter-insurgency and National Security, and The History of Military Occupation. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975, with U.S. involvement ending in 1973. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The war would last approximately 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which resulted in all 3 countries becoming communist states in 1975. Condition: Good.

Keywords: Vietnam War, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Viet Minh, Viet Cong, Military Assistance Command, MAC-V, National Liberation, Guerilla Warfare, Independence Movement, Khmer Rouge, Ho Chin Minh, Linebacker, Refugees, Sukarno, Colonialism

ISBN: 0831791705

[Book #76556]

Price: $25.00

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